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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Closing PPA for Debian

After seven years of maintaining PPA with custom packages for Debian, I now decided to finally drop and close it. I no longer use Debian as my main Linux distribution hence I have no need nor interest in providing any builds for it. That being said, I also decided to pack the whole repo as […]

PPA status

It was about time to clean a little bit up my PPA. What was removed and briefly why: audacious: latest stable release available in deb-multimedia repositories deja-dup: newer version available in official repositories geary: newer version available in official repositories revelation: latest version available in official repositories vala-0.22: newer version available in official repositories As […]

Gentoo VM on SmartOS hypervisor

I wanted to have a small, “minimalistic” VMs on my hypervisor, so they would have very little footprint on resources. I decided to go with systemd and btrfs for system & service management and main/only filesystem respectively. The only considered distributions up for that task (at least from my point of view) were Debian and […]

graylog2 systemd scripts

Recently I’ve been migrating to new infrastructure — I will most definitely write about it more in separate post(s) — and I found myself in need of some centralized log server. I played a bit with different tools and eventually settled with graylog2. Current setup looks as follows: First node: graylog2-server + elasticsearch + mongodb […]

rcm to rule them all…

Awhile back I decided to finally publish my dotfiles. It turned out that it’s not necessarily such good idea to split config files into so many small chunks — it’s harder to maintain when they are split like that. Few days ago I stubmled upon GitHub ❤ ~/ where I learned about rcm.