About this


This blog began life as a chronicle of my life inside a touring band with a music/business idea. The early days were me writing about letting go of an old dream so that I could have a new one. Then it sort of turned into an autobiography of the last 8 or so years of my life - moving from the music business into the tech business, fatherhood, life and all that.

For the last 8 years I've worked with, thought about, and written about a variety of web technologies - Drupal, Rails, Linux, AWS. My LinkedIn resume is here. I still think and occasionally write about the music business and other personal things but I think it's about to turn into a blog about learning Python for web and doing "data stuff".

So welcome and please have a look around.

- Grubb, March 2016

Recent Posts

Platform.sh from scratch - PostgreSQL

Hi there and welcome back to Platform from scratch. Today we're going to take a very simple Laravel application that will make use of Postgres on the backend as a database.

The complete example application can be found here - https://github.com/JGrubb/platformsh-laravel-example

The very first step of this will be to add in the appropriate .platform/services ...

Platform.sh from scratch, part 0 - explaining Platform as simply as possible.

Hello, and welcome to "Platform.sh from Scratch". In this prologue to the series, I'll go over some of the very highest level concepts of Platform.sh so that you'll have a clearer understanding of what this product is and why it came to be.

Platform.sh is a "Platform as a Service", commonly referred to in this ...

Platform.sh from scratch, part 1 - Basic setup.

Hello, and welcome to the first on a series I'm going to call "Platform.sh from scratch". The goal here will be to augment the official documentation with a short tutorial that shows how to set up a project for proper functioning on Platform.sh. We'll dive into the "why" as little as possible here. For now let ...

RTFM before you need to

So this is it, my week in between my old job and my new job. And I'm bored out of my mind. So I'm going to do something I've never done before - write a blog post on my phone. We'll see how this goes.

I was texting w one of my former coworkers a little earlier ...

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