Joel Hans

Joel Hans

Joel is equal parts tech and literature geek, and loves helping people do more in the cloud. When not working at a blank page or a Linux terminal, he's mountain biking in the mountains surrounding Tucson, Arizona. Mastodon | joelhans.com | GitHub | Nurse Media

Bad server habits
Development | Oct 16, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

10 bad server habits you need to fix

We all make mistakes or take shortcuts from time to time, but if you’re dealing with servers on a regular basis, cleaning up your act has the potential to save …

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One-line wise: one-liners from and for smart devs and admins
Updates | Oct 11, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

One-line wise: A new tool for sneaky terminal commands

One-line wise, a new tool developed in-house, is an interactive list of our favorite terminal one-liners, from the invaluable to the downright quirky.

The best podcasts for server nerds
Development | Oct 09, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

The best podcasts for developers and sysadmins

These podcasts by and for developers and sysadmins will teach you something new and give you the inspiration to build something great.

Development && VPS Uses | Oct 03, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

5 ways to deploy code when you’re a server ignoramus

Using a VPS to build amazing things online doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s look at some of my favorite tools and tips that make deploying a breeze.

Do learn Colemak
Development | Sep 26, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

Do learn Colemak

It’s the weirdest, most difficult to explain, and perhaps the most productive change I’ve made in my computing life. It’s well worth the learning curve.

The top 5 (wrong) reasons you don’t monitor your VPS
VPS Uses | Sep 19, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

The top 5 (wrong) reasons you don’t monitor your VPS

I’ve been using virtual private servers for more than a decade, on and off, and only now have I come to realize the importance of VPS monitoring.

VPS monitoring with NetData
Self-Hosting Handbook | Sep 18, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Smart VPS monitoring with NetData and Docker

VPS monitoring a self-hosted stack might seem like overkill, but we want to know if and when something crashes. NetData to the rescue.