Interviewing for a successor

Posted on Fri 11 May 2018 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

I left my job at the ICG in March 2018. One of my last tasks there was helping in searching for a successor for my position whom I could hand over my responsibilities with as little worries as possible. I updated the same job posting that had been used to …

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An explanation to a hand full of rsync parameters

Posted on Thu 05 October 2017 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

If you check out one of the community’s most favourite syncing and file transfer tools, rsync on any day, you will notice it has quite a lot of parameters (rsync --help). Here’s a short explanation of some of them and what they can be used for - taken from …

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Technical skills after almost 4 years at ICG

Posted on Thu 28 September 2017 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

Please note that this post is intentionally written in past tense to avoid having to rewrite it completely in the future.

This post aims to be a summary of technologies I’ve learned to use during my period at the Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics at TU Graz …

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Example of a Sensu Puppet class

Posted on Thu 13 July 2017 • Tagged with Work, Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

At the sensu-users mailing list someone asked how they could deploy Sensu plugins with Puppet. After giving a short snippet, I was asked for further help whether to implement the snippet as a class or what I would recommend. Therefore I present you: A slightly redacted example of a Sensu …

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Example of a Sensu Puppet class is part 2 of Sensu:

  1. Sensu widget for Übersicht
  2. Example of a Sensu Puppet class

I updated older posts with newer tech (August 2016)

Posted on Sun 28 August 2016 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, work

I’ve taken some time today to update my system operations related posts with newer information. This information is based on the usage and issues that we faced and will hopefully prevent others from stumbling into the same problems should they choose to follow my guidance.

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Sensu widget for Übersicht

Posted on Thu 18 August 2016 • Tagged with Work

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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Sensu widget for Übersicht is part 1 of Sensu:

  1. Sensu widget for Übersicht
  2. Example of a Sensu Puppet class

Building and Deploying a C++ library with GitLab

Posted on Thu 14 July 2016 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

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 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

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.

  • This post was updated once (2016-08-28)

How it used to …

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On changing hard disks

Posted on Fri 22 January 2016 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

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 • Tagged with Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Work

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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