The Phoenix Project: A novel about IT, DevOps

For some weeks I finished reading of the book, but I forgot to write a little review. I like the story and the style of writing – nice “gimmicks”! I could feel the problems and feelings of the main character …

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Enrage = rubygem nokogiri, Mac OS X Maverick and Virtualbox 4.3.10

In the last week I struggled around with a bad situation. The situation was built around the initial step to make a new vagrant box via veewee. After I upgraded my veewee sources from Github, upgraded my virtualbox software and …

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Go to Belgium – FOSDEM and Cfgmgmt Camp

Tomorrow, I will fly to Brussel. I aim for the FOSDEM this weekend. After FOSDEM I will join the Cfgmgmt Camp (Gent). This is my first time in Belgium and my first time on both events. FOSDEM is a great …

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puppet 3.3.x + hiera 1.3.x = hiera love!

The last release of hiera – version 1.3.0 – ships a new feature. Hiera supports now internal referencing of other hiera yaml values in the data sources. I like this! This feature makes it easier to reuse or to reference …

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New Grml release 2013.09 is out

“Hefeknuddler” is the codename for the new Grml 2013.09 release. We are proud to announce it. The Grml livecd distribution is based on Debian software packages and provides some new cool features. All information can be found on the following …

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boost wordpress with redis

Today I found enough free time to improve my little family wordpress setup. I installed a small configured redis server [1], predis [2] and an index-with-redis.php [3] site on the server. I made the following steps to boost my installation: …

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8th FrOSCon in Sankt Augustin

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A hard weekend is over, but it was a very good weekend, too. I was two days on the FrOSCon [1] – a technical orientated conference. I met old friends, interesting projects and found me struggle in discussions about topics …

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My top 10 android apps

Currently I use android on all my smartphones and tablets (Nexus 7, LG P990 and Samsung S4). In the past my friends and followers posted their lists of used android apps. Now, I will publish my 10 favourite android apps. …

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Rspec-Puppet and Travis CI + Github

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After a short introduction into “rspec(-puppet)” [1] from Ingo [2] and lots of stuff, which I read in the past I started for some days with my experiments with puppet [3] , travis ci [4] and rspec-puppet. Currently I use …

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My comments to the book “DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices”

Last sunday I finished reading the book written by Kyle Rankin, a system administrator/engineer and writer of some articles for different linux magazines [1]. My anticipation was greater than my personal feeling after reading. Here some facts to the book: …

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