What are your non-tech hobbies

Following the great post „Yes, You should have hobbies outside of code by Ashlee Boyer, I’d like to know what your hobbies outside the tech bubble really are. I go first: I’m a hobby musician and actor in an amateur open air theatre (german speaking folks can check out our website) and that’s a great Read More

Data Sources DOWN!

Do you know that situation where you roam through the Terraform providers documentation, use your trusted browser’s search function to search for a resource documentation, clicked the first search match and bummer! you landed on the documentation for the data source with the same name? Well, I was. Multiple times. And I always search for Read More

Better Ansible Playbook Output in Teamcity

We’re using some good amount of Ansible playbooks in my company and we use TeamCity as our main CI service. On TeamCity, our playbook output looks like this: 🤨🙁😞 I don’t know about you, but I quite dislike the Ansible playbook default output. It’s quite packed and big and it’s hard to check where Ansible Read More

Sketch Units Plugin 2.0.0-rc.1 available

In case you didn’t know, Sketch is an awesome vector,pixel, umm… „vecxel“ design application for macOS. You can use it to design mockups, icons, screens and far more. Sketch can be extended using plugins written in Javascript with a quite ugly mix of Cocoa baked in (made possible by Mocha and CocoaScript). Some days ago Read More

A simple htpasswd file management using Puppet

I just came across a task, that I thought would be the usual daily duty for every Puppet administrator: Managing users in a htpasswd file. For whatever reason, this is neither supported in the fairly official Apache module nor via a puppet user resource – or it isn’t documented well. However, the apache module contains a Read More

MacOS Window Management using Hammerspoon

Using a macOS laptop with various available screen configurations is cumbersome. MacOS tries its best to reset the application windows to the state the screens were attached last time, but some vendors seem to find ways to break that feature. And there currently is no good window manager available, who supports windows on multiple spaces Read More

Hello, InvoicePlane!

I recently got an E-Mail from my invoicing software provider, saying that they will be discontinuing their 5.95€ per month rate and in exchange will put me on the 9,95€ per month rate with additional features I didn’t actually need. That was enough pressure to make my rounds on the open source market for invoicing Read More

Socko 2.0.0 is out – dawn of a platform

Socko 2.0.0 has officially landed. After some weeks of development and production testing it is time to give 2.0.0 a go. And with this release, the main Socko-package isn’t alone anymore. It has become a platform and consists of packages like js-hierarchy: The main tree wrangler file-hierarchy: A js-hierarchy implementation for the file system socko-converter-file: Read More

Container configuration management

So I recently dived into container schedulers (like Kubernetes, DC/OS (Mesos) or Docker Swarm Mode). You know, all the stuff the cool kids talk about. And truth be told, I really liked the ephemeral nature of it all – and using things like Terraform really makes setup a breeze (once you leaped over the „fundamentals“ learning curve). Read More

An automated API generation for the IntelliJ platform

If you haven’t noticed: I already published a plugin for the IntelliJ platform of IDEs by Jetbrains. Developing for the IntelliJ platform is sometimes a bit hard, because I’m used to have a API-documentation for reference, but somehow Jetbrains didn’t provide one for the platform. Looking at their sources over at github, I found, that Read More

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