Quick Tip: Copy files from lxc host to lxc container

Today, I wanted to copy some files to the container filesystem of an lxc container I was spinning up. There are a number of different approaches to achieve this, and they’re all great, but I wanted the simplest thing I could do, rather than grepping through fstab records, and copying into arcane folders, etc. I’m using lxc / lxd on Ubuntu Xenial, so it’s a little different than a lot of the advice I found for earlier versions of lxc.

Quick Tip: Remove Query Param from URL in Go

How to easily remove query string parameters from a url.URL in Go.

Today’s short post shows how simple it is.

God Hates Suffering

Look what I just got today! I'm excited to have just gotten my copy of "God Hates Suffering" in the mail today. The topic of suffering in the world is an old and much discussed one, and having discussed this with Bryan many times I'm really looking forward to the read. When you realize that God put us in charge of this earth, and gave us His Holy Spirit to bring His kindom and authority to earth, it can change your perspective from passively wondering why God allows pain and suffering, to partnering with God in bringing healing and hope.

Hiking in April

Kids climbing rocks. Sandler taking in the view.

Sunrise in January

An Arizona Sunrise

Powershell Scripts - from the Archives

Way back in the day - circa 2007 or 2008 I had a website that included some sample code and snippets that demonstrated things I’d learned at the time. The content isn’t really that valuable any longer, but there are some nifty things. Reproduced below (thanks to the Internet Archive, wayback machine is the content from two different versions of this page. 2009 and Earlier Powershell Scripts Some fun/interesting powershell scripts.

Mail Queue Dispatcher

When writing web applications, one often has to send email as a part of the notification or registration process.

Sending email through an SMTP server directly from your main web application thread can block for an unreasonable amount of time while serving a response page that is waiting for the email to be delivered.

God is Good

My core theology is that God exists, and that he is Good.

  • God is,
  • God is Good, and
  • God wants to connect.