Daniel Pock

  • @mallardduck
  • Support Automation and Development Engineer (Linux), Liquid Web
Solving problems and building softwares for fun and 💸. Primarily focused on all things web (particula...  
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Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Contributed to open source
Yesterday I finally achieved something I would certainly call one of my nerd bucket list items. Even though it's a small achievement and a very minor change it still feels great!

I finally was able to find something to contribute in PHP-src! I fixed a bug with the build configs that was preventing libargon2 from being used with password hashing!

So here's to opening my first PHP issue and sending a PR to fix it! 🍻
Peep the PR here: https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/7538

Big shout out to Ben Ramsey (one of the 8.1 release managers) for giving me some guidance and answering my questions. Overall cannot state how much I appreciate the help making this new (to me) process everything so easy.
Aug 30, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
Created a product prototype
Designed a Backend System
Standardized an internal process
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This week I ponder exactly what it means to be tasked with the creation of a new service for our customers. I'm certainly feeling a bit of that Imposter Syndrome nipping at my heels and wondering if I'm ready to be in charge of a task like that.

For now it's all internal facing but the end goal of the project will be a new service we can offer our customers. Something that we hope will give our support teams and customers a better experience overall.

Really excited to take on this new challenge overall though despite my nerves.

Support Automation and Development Engineer (Linux), Liquid Web
Aug 02, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Provided training for advanced hosting technology
Trained a new System Administrator
Hosted a training session
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This week (and next week) I'm helping run back to back sessions of System Administrator trainings centered around our Enterprise hosting solutions. We'll be training 4 of our newly promoted staff so they can effectively manage and administrate our complicated hosting solutions.

The students will learn a range of technologies providing: highly available services, data replication, load balancing and more. In total they'll (hopefully) learn 4/6 of these critical products really well. And have a good grasp of the other 2 we cover. To round out those skills "in the field" with real customers.

In total they will end up being exposed to the following tech:
  • MySQL replication,
  • block device based replication (via DRBD),
  • clustering tools (heartbeat/pacemaker),
  • KVM,
  • iSCSI, and
  • OCFS2.
A massive amount of things to learn in a brief period, but it's all great stuff!
Support Automation and Development Engineer (Linux), Liquid Web
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Created a successful cat trap
This is why Cat Dads who WFH keep a box on their work desk.
The cat trap was a success!
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Contributed to a Laravel package
Contributed to open source
This week I sent over a PR to another Icon pack for the blade-ui-kit Icon pack ecosystem. I happened to stumble upon the icon pack working on a project.

I noticed they weren't using the new generator script we added and that there were some new icons that could be released in the blade package. So I found some time later that night to create and send over the PR.

Now there are 15+ new icons and subsequent updates should be easier. Just checkout the new release tag in the submodule, run the generator script, update the changelog and tag a release!

Jul 13, 2021
Jul 13, 2021
Shared a tip for PHPstorm users
Shared a tip for PHPstorm on how to ensure your composer namespace's are used when making new classes.

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