My name is Sean Macdonald. I’m sometimes known as @code_monk. Some people call me the Cloud Whisperer, but nobody has called me the Gangster of Love or Maurice. I am a Developer / Architect / Engineer living in Toronto, Canada. I enjoy hacking on Go, Bash, Rust, Typescript, Systemd, Docker, Kubernetes, and lots of other tech. I am especially passionate about infrastructure and ops.
I have benefited greatly from the open-source community over my 20+ year long career in tech. Open Source is a philosophy, and as good a guide to a rewarding life as any dogma. It is an example of how a community can be at once nurturing and meritocratic. Libertarian and at the same time egalitarian. It gives me hope. As such, I aim to make my OSS contributions accessible, well-designed, and well-documented.
About this blog
This blog is mainly about putting down ideas that cannot easily fit into READMEs, code comments, or commit messages. I have worked in a diverse set of roles across the tech domain, and endevour to offer a broad and informed perspective on devOps, Infrastructure Engineering, Application Architecture, and other demented fruits of Techno Balogna. Very occasionally, I write about non-technical subjects.