dammIT

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Wed 13 February 2019

Git-based versioning

Posted by Michiel Scholten in howto   

So you have this (web) application and you are growing a bit tired of having to manually bump the version number it tells to its users. Also, you would like to see if you are using an up-to-date edition of said app.

Enter your Git repository. When you are running …

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Sun 13 January 2019

Online life enhancer, edition 1

Posted by Michiel Scholten in howto   

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Today I want to talk to you about the web and how it sometimes sucks. At least, the experience can suck a bit, especially when it is not open enough so you can set things to your own hands.

Take for example YouTube, where overlays can ruin the end of …

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Mon 10 December 2018

I remember writing

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

I remember writing (yes, writing) short weblog updates in the train on my Sony Clie running PalmOS, using the fast glyphs of Graffiti, in 2004. I want to go back to that, realising that my weblog had turned into a collection of longer articles as of late, spaced quite far …

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Fri 01 June 2018

diskspacealarm.py

Posted by Michiel Scholten in projects   

Because it's Friday, I was bitten by a filled-up volume on my VPS again, because Prometheus somehow is randomly crashing my VPS, and because I like thinkering and Python, I wrote a little notification script.

Yes, it checks for available disk space on your nodes, with configuration per hostname (it's …

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Sat 03 February 2018

Limited braincycles

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

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Do you know that feeling that halfway through the day you start to be less 'fresh'? Myself, I have the experience of getting a bit slower over the course of the day: in the morning, I can fix the problem I was struggling with the last afternoon in a few …

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Sat 23 December 2017

The end of 2017

Posted by Michiel Scholten in thoughts   

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The end is near. Well, at least the end of 2017, as this roller-coaster of a year is counting its last days. In less than two days, it will be Christmas, and these days mean a general slowing down of life and making time to enjoy each other for us …

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