I’m waiting for our purchasing department to pay for our wildcard certs. I only have a few weeks left until they expire. Once the purchase goes through I’ll no doubt have to go through another validation process that involves waiting for the vendor to find our company on the internet and call me. Which of course is a problem because I don’t know when they are going to call and if they will get to me, especially when I’m working from home.
My “office” is in the lower level of my split level house. Mostly one big open area where we keep all the electronics and toys and junk so this is where the kids and I hang a lot. The TV is about 10 feet from my computer desk. And sometimes the TV is just too loud or too soft and I’m too lazy to walk 10 feet to the remote or my phone to change it.
I like Node.js most of the time. A lot of my affinity can be attributed to the fact that I tend to reuse stuff I’ve written. I can get things done pretty quickly because, at some point, I’ve already put in the work. Now go is still a mystery to me. I see the appeal and I’ve used some phenomenal programs written in go. And a disturbing number of those seems to have come from Matt Holt, but maybe we’ll talk about that some other day.
Cisco Duo is an excellent MFA provider. We are rolling out Duo at work primarily due to Microsoft requiring a smartphone during enrollment (though temporary access passwords during passwordless setup may provide a workaround). Understandably, some people don’t have, or would rather not use, a personal smartphone for work. Duo allows end users to enroll using just a FIDO2 token. They do support other options like SMS, phone, TOTP, and of course their smartphone app, Duo Mobile.
Harbor is a fantastic docker registry that is easy to use and has a fancy UI. I’ve been running harbor since 2018. Harbor allows you to setup LDAP as an authentication backend, perfect for using private projects with your team. Private package registries don’t need to do much. When I think about it, all it does for our team is and serve some files behind authentication. But these files can be critical.