Farewell Joyent Public Cloud →

I was working for at&t when I first learned about SmartOS. Reason was simple, I’ve been in UNIX/Solaris team so I was more in “this world” back then. I found the concept of this new OS fascinating and it was additionally sprinkled by Bryan Cantrill’s amazing lightning talk. It’s one of those moments when I […]

ZFS 0.8.0 →

My first encounter of ZFS happened on Solaris 10 running on some SPARC box. It felt very refreshing after SVM or, goodness me, VxVM. I became a fan instantly as the overall simplicity in administration and promise of reliability were nowhere else to be found. Throughout the years I’ve been playing with it mainly on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!).

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 […]