Ansible 2.8.0 →

On 16th of May new major release of Ansible has landed. For a very long time I was a proponent and happy user of SaltStack. I still have a soft spot for it and some formulas lying here and there. At some point, however, I gave Ansible a chance and, while it was not exactly […]

NGINX Extended

UPDATE (26/04/2019): this post has been updated to include latest changes made to the project. You can jump directly to it here → I was lucky enough that in relatively early time in my career I bet on NGINX as my default HTTP server and essentially never looked back. Sure enough, I started with using […]

Multipass 0.6.0 →

There are so many ways these days to start a local VM on the Mac that adding yet another one seems insane. And yet, Multipass from Canonical appeals to me the most. Especially when it’s just a quick check that I need to make — it’s as simple as two commands and voilà, it’s working […]

Rsyslog to Elasticsearch

Last time I mentioned that I was working on a central syslog. Part of the task was also possibility to easily go through the logs, preferably with some filtering and what not. ELK-stack is usually the first thing mentioned as a potential solution. Essentially the goal is to land your logs in Elasticsearch. The problem […]

Grafana 6.0.0 →

Grafana is one of my favourite Open Source software of all time. I’ve been using it for years and am thrilled to see yet another great major release. I’m really looking forward to put my hands on all new workflow called Explore. Currently it integrates with Loki, but support for Elasticsearch is already on the […]

Franz 5.0.0 →

Franz is one of the first apps I install on a fresh Mac. Single window to handle pretty much any kind of communication service one can think of is superb. Best part that it’s also cross-platform. 5.0.0 is a major release after years of development and 24 beta pre-releases (sic!).

Nginx logging to syslog

Recently I’ve been tasked with creating a central syslog server. These are very useful when one maintain couple of boxes (or couple hundred and more) as it can provide a single point of checking out on what’s up with the machines. If it’s combined properly with metrics it serves as a super-boosting way of maintaining […]

mas 1.6.2 →

Majority of time I spend on my Mac, I do it in terminal. The more I can get away without switching to anything else, the better. MAS is one of these nifty little utilities that simply makes your life that much easier. While it’s quite mature software already and there’s not that much excitement in […]

Status

After years of using Ghost, last month I got back to WordPress as my blogging platform. Overall, that was the right choice to make, long overdue really. Using something that is pretty much a standard for running blogs these days makes things a lot easier. Additionally, unlike many others, I’m not allergic to Gutenberg changes […]