SaltStack and openSUSE

This blog post was first published via HackMD to Twitter, G+ and Reddit. If you haven't been living under a rock, you've certainly noticed that SaltStack »

Ultima VIII on Linux

Don't you miss the good old games sometimes? Okay, opinions diverge when it comes to exactly this Ultima. Ultima 8 is indeed much different from the »

We want openSUSE on DigitalOcean - The results

Two month ago I started this survey and the results are finally here. Many thanks to all who took the time to send this in. All »

openSUSE Conference 2017 - My Highlights

This has been my first openSUSE Conference and it has been great. Thanks to all the organizers and supporters! My Highlights I have to admit, that »

HTTPS with Nginx, Let's Encrypt and acmetool

There is really no reason to not use valid HTTPS certificates anymore. Let's Encrypt is easy to use and free. So without further ado here is »

Improved backups with rsync and ZFS

Today backups saved someones bacon again. A customer messaged me and asked if I could restore a file from yesterday. Luckily this is a piece of »

ssht - a shortcut right into your tmux session

ssht is not exactly new, but I've never blogged about it and it's a really handy timesaver. If you are working on the terminal a lot, »

CI with drone.io and your own images

I've been evaluating drone.io yesterday and I'm quite impressed with the integration and simplicity. You can use drone as a SAAS or install it on »

Nginx has no TLSv1.2!???

Which is of course not true. Setting ssl_protocols to ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2; will activate TLSv1, v1.1 and v1.2. So »

Quick&Dirty: PlantUML watchdog

We've been using PlantUML in the past to outline dependencies and relations between classes or to simply get the relations in databases right. There is a »