Peyote Wheedleson's Bewilderedness

May 16, 2022 · 0 min · Ben Francom

The Accidental Minimalist

We have tried a garden many times. We bought a camp trailer a few years ago because we thought it would be fun. I’ve had many cars throughout my lifetime. I’ve ridden many thousands of miles on bicycles. I’ve dealt with complex software and difficult technical integrations many times. But…. I like things to work simply and work well. I want to set it, forget it, and not to fight it....

April 27, 2022 · 2 min · Ben Francom

The Definition of Success

I see a common thread throughout the world where many people idolize various industry or political leaders. In most forms of media, many people are swooning over how great these leaders are (or were). A lot of folks look for outward signals to help them define or justify their success. Just because someone is extremely wealthy and runs large companies, does that make them a success? Maybe it makes them successful in one part of life, but is that the most important part?...

April 25, 2022 · 2 min · Ben Francom

How I Migrated a Multi-Million $ Dollar Company from Kubernetes to AWS ECS Fargate

To Stay With K8S or Not? That is The Question In 2019, I was doing some consulting. Part of the engagement was for a multimillion dollar company that was growing quickly with locations across the US. This company utilizes software to serve their various business processes and operations such as order entry order processing, sales, workflow management, metrics, document management, appointment/resource scheduling, and customer communication. In consulting with the CTO, I was tasked with planning the next phase of how their software applications would run on Amazon’s Cloud Computing Services, also known as Amazon Web Services, or AWS....

March 12, 2022 · 4 min · Ben Francom


October 10, 2021 · 0 min · Ben Francom