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. Nurse Media | GitHub | Twitter | joelhans.com

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21 tips for new server users
Development | Oct 31, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 17 min read

21 tips for new server users from a self-taught ‘sysadmin’

You’re figuring out cd, ls, and all the other basics, and maybe you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed. If so, these server tips are for you.

Tutorials | | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

Ansible security playbook for your VPS (part 1)

In this step-by-step Ansible tutorial, let’s build a playbook that creates a new user, installs some packages, and hardens SSH from attack.

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 …

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.