SublimeText: The editor you fall in love with

SublimeText is a text editor, though it’s far beyond a normal text editor. The developers describe it as: Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. There you go, that’s what it is and I’m sure you agree to the extraordinary features […]

confirm meets Ansible – London Trip

Last week, we were on a business trip in London. The main reason was to meet up with Mark Phillips. You might know him from Ansible Inc. or his blog Probably, where he’s writing all that stuff about Ansible, devops and other interesting topics. We are excited and really looking forward to team up with the nice guys of Ansible and […]

Setup Ansible Tower 2.2 via Proxy

The Ansible Tower is a really nice piece of visual “control center” for your Ansible installation. Ansible itself describes it as: Centralize and control your Ansible infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, and graphical inventory management. Tower’s REST API and CLI make it easy to embed Tower into existing tools and processes. Delegate […]

Mailing Attachments via Commandline

I think everybody of you just had this situation. You need to send a log or configuration file from a server to a colleague. If there are some hard security guidelines implemented, it’s quite awkward to copy the files via scp/sftp to your desktop and then mailing the attachments to the receiver.

Keynotes: Lessons learned

I’m a technical guy and I wasn’t used to public speaking. On the other hand, I’m part of this small company, and we need to promote ourselves a bit. So eventually I had to do these public speaking thing – and I hated it, immediately. However time flies and I got quite used to it, especially when my audience […]

Aliases for git

Even if you’re not a developer, when you’re working with open-source projects, you come in contact with git all the time. Git is our preferred SCM solution and we use it extensively in our open-source and internal projects.

tmux: A terminal multiplexer for daily use

A terminal multiplexer is a software designed to multiplex multiple virtual terminal sessions inside a single terminal window. Wikipedia describes it pretty accurate: A terminal multiplexer is a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles, allowing a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal […]

zsh tips: File picking

When you’re working on your shell, you immediately get in contact with files, directories and therefor paths. Most of the time there are simple paths, but sometimes it gets exciting and you need to defined multiple files. Instead of defining them manually on the shell, you can work with placeholders in form of asterisks.

zsh tips: Auto completion & correction

When it comes to the amount of work to achieve a desired result, I’m kind of a lazy person. I like my workflows to be optimised, and I’m a fan of keyboard shortcuts. Everything in my shell (zsh, tmux), editor (vim, SublimeText) and operating system (Linux, OS X) needs to be keyboard optimised for fast access.