Mark Ayers

a human being

Good Code

Good Code Works Is easy to understand Is easy to change Is fun to work with Reference: In fairness, this view is valid too: With the existing code bases we work on and the code bases we create, I am going to work tirelessly to improve the first case and contribute the later.

Bash Shell Script Style Guide

We drive our devops system of CI/CD pipelines with a collection of standardized bash shell scripts. These scripts collect required resources; validate starting conditions; check for lint and style issues; run unit, acceptance, integration, performance, and smoke tests; build deployment packages and supporting infrastructure in various environments; all while collecting metrics on the artifacts being built and the pipeline’s execution; and reporting the success and failure of each pipeline stage, job, and task into our dedicated chatops channels.


meta |ˈmedə| noun short for meta key. adjective (of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

Link List

link(ed) list noun (Computing) an ordered set of data elements, each containing a link to its successor (and sometimes its predecessor).


aside |əˈsīd| adverb to one side; out of the way: he pushed his plate aside | they stood aside to let a car pass | she must put aside all her antagonistic feelings. in reserve; for future use: she set aside some money for rent. used to indicate that one is dismissing something from consideration, or that one is shifting from one topic or tone of discussion to another: joking aside, I’ve certainly had my fill.


stuff |stəf| noun matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind that are being referred to, indicated, or implied: a pickup truck picked the stuff up | a girl who’s good at the technical stuff. a person’s belongings, equipment, or baggage: he took his stuff and went. Brit. informal, dated worthless or foolish ideas, speech, or writing; rubbish: [ as exclamation ] : stuff and nonsense!


outdoors |ˌoutˈdôrz| adverb in or into the open air; outside a building or shelter: it was warm enough to eat outdoors. noun (usu. the outdoors) any area outside buildings or shelter, typically far away from human habitation: a lover of the great outdoors.


technology |tekˈnäləjē| noun (pl. technologies) the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry: advances in computer technology | recycling technologies. machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge. the branch of knowledge dealing with engineering or applied sciences.


reflection |rəˈflekSH(ə)n| noun the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it: the reflection of light. an amount of light, heat, or sound that is reflected by a body or surface: the reflections from the streetlights gave us just enough light. an image seen in a mirror or shiny surface: Marianne surveyed her reflection in the mirror. a thing that is a consequence of or arises from something else: a healthy skin is a reflection of good health in general.


reaction |rēˈakSH(ə)n| noun an action performed or a feeling experienced in response to a situation or event: Carrie’s immediate reaction was one of relief. (reactions) a person’s ability to respond physically and mentally to external stimuli: a skilled driver with quick reactions. an adverse physiological response to a substance that has been breathed in, ingested, or touched: such allergic reactions as hay fever and asthma. a chemical process in which two or more substances act mutually on each other and are changed into different substances, or one substance changes into two or more other substances.