Ian Paredes

I am an SRE who specializes in cloud computing platforms, containerization, and architecting reliable systems. I also do street photography and make music on my off time.

New York, New York
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Mar 21, 2021

Last week

This was one of the worst weeks of my life, and I knew (along with many other AAPI people) that this was going to happen. I've had to relive my entire life's worth

May 20, 2020

Thoughts around the new Asian Americans PBS series

I'm ecstatic that they've included Filipino-American history in the series. Too often, we're ignored in the greater Asian-American historical record, with one book highlighting this fact in its subtitle (Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans.

May 19, 2020

New blog focus

I'll still talk about tech related topics in this blog, but my main focus will now be commentary around politics and various thoughts around being a person of color in this country. With

Jan 6, 2020

On toxic workplaces

I have suffered at too many workplaces that have either seemed great on the outset and have shown themselves over time as machines that churn through employees, or have had immediate cultural differences

Sep 15, 2017

Head first into consulting

I'm going to start consulting on the side for folks. I think I'm at the point in my career where I can help folks out with tech problems from both a high level

Sep 17, 2015

Thoughts on Azure

This is a blog post that's been a long time in the making. There's a lot here to discuss, and I may not be able to get to everything, but this is a

Jun 23, 2014

Why we ought to be mediocre

I've been a great believer in embracing boring things, things that are completely mundane and unmemorable - the majority of your life will actually be these things, no matter if you're poised for

May 8, 2014

A new blog.

Hey folks. I've decided to switch over to Ghost for blogging - I ended up neglecting my blog since I didn't really want to use Octopress any longer, especially when it came to