Street Safety

Attended the California Rider education training course over the weekend in Alameda, CA. 17 hours of in class instruction and outdoor riding. Great time to refresh my skills on the bike.

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Configured HTTPS

Configured my website to use https, not http. Leveraged CloudFront and Certificate Manager. Quick and easy setup. Detailed walkthrough from Simone Carletti. Redirecting a domain with HTTPS using Amazon S3 and CloudFront Quick and dirty AWS tutorial series video.

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My 2016 Book List

Books I read in 2016. The Phoenix Project A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win By: Gene Kim , Kevin Behr , George Spafford The Like Switch An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over By: Jack Schafer , Marvin Karlins Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World By: General Stanley McChrystal , Tantum Collins , David Silverman , Chris Fussell The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired Performance-based Hiring Series By: Lou Adler How to Win Friends & Influence People By: Dale Carnegie Presence Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges By: Amy Cuddy Site Reliability Engineering How Google Runs Production Systems By: Betsy Beyer,‎ Chris Jones,‎ Jennifer Petoff,‎ Niall Richard Murphy

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My 2016 Podcast List

Unordered iTunes podcast library The Food Fight Show AWS re:Invent 2015 a16z TedTalks Health TedTalks Business TedTalks Technology Arrested DevOps The Weekly Cloud Computing The Ship Show Manager Tools TestTalks | Automation Awesomeness Helping You Succeed With Test Automation Pivot: Code the Industrial Internet Google Cloud Platform Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show channel 9

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Mike J. OBrien

Director Engineering, Technical Operations and Quality leader in San Francisco Bay Area. Quality and Customer Advocate. Motocross racer and enthusiast.

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Walnut Creek, CA