Mastering Vim: Motions and marks

This time I’d like to talk about some some useful tips how to move through a file. Vim motions and marks cannot only be helpful to jump to a specific location, but also to select, copy-paste and delete text passages.

Mastering Vim: Opening files

I think every *NIX admin knows this little gem – the Vi or Vim (Vi Improved) text editor. While the origin vi was written by Billy Joy, vim was cloned, improved and released in 1991 by Bram Moolenaar. In the blog series Mastering Vim, I’d like to show you some tips & tricks.

Sending signals to a Docker container

We all know Docker, right? Running processes in Docker containers is nice and we can easily stop, start or restart the container with simple commands. However, you probably don’t want to “fully restart” a container all the time so sending signals to a Docker container becomes important.

Deploying SSL private keys with Ansible

When you’re using Ansible or any other configuration management tool, you might come in contact with deploying SSL certificates sooner or later. While deploying public SSL certificates isn’t a security issue at all, the deployment of private keys become more critical – at least if you want to deploy them securely.

Simple file comparison with aide

It’s sometimes useful to know, what’s happening on your server, if you install a new package or run a update. There are many solutions for this case, but a simple one is to use aide, which is available on the most linux distributions.

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 […]

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.