Sensu widget for Übersicht

Posted on Thu 18 August 2016 in work • Tagged with Sensu

Initially I was on the look for an alternative to Geektool for macOS that would not crash if I was to run an interactive script like iftop. When I saw that StatusCake report widget by Colin O’Brien for an HTML based Geektool alternative called Übersicht and saw that it …

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Building and Deploying a C++ library with GitLab

Posted on Thu 14 July 2016 in work • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

I’ve already written once before that I like working with GitLab’s Continuous Integration (CI) technology. I’ve now had the chance to set up a project for one of our research teams using GitLab CI and it’s been a true success.

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Improving our Xen Usage

Posted on Tue 31 May 2016 in work • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

The software we use at ICG for virtualizing servers is Xen. That’s fine because it has not made my life unnecessarily hard yet. There are however, some things that could be done better - especially while handling things with puppet.

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On changing hard disks

Posted on Fri 22 January 2016 in work • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

Now, I might have mentioned in the past that despite me working as a system administrator, I dislike working with actual hardware and prefer to touch machines as soon as they are SSH-ready or at most as soon as an operating system can be installed.

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Unattended-Upgrades patch for Remove-unused-dependencies backported to Trusty, Precise

Posted on Wed 06 January 2016 in work • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

As of today my contribution to unattended-upgrades has been backported into Ubuntu Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu Precise Pangolin, which are both LTS version currently in use. I’m probably more proud of myself than I should be but it was a great feeling to be of help to a global …

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