The case for Infra as Code

Infra as Code in the Enterprise As someone who has done infrastructure provisioning and automation for better parts of my career, I am constantly surprised at how ill informed a lot of people working in traditional enterprise IT is on the topic. When an organisation moves workloads to one of the major clouds, too frequently people fall into the trap of thinking that the console is there as the primary means of setting up resources.
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Migration complete

As 2020 seems like a good year to get stuff done that has otherwise been neglected, I finally migrated my setup off a very old DigitalOcean droplet. It had been a steady host for years, but my initial plans to migrate from Ubuntu to CentOS7 a while back were never really completed. Centos8 is the new goodness, and I must say it was mostly a real pleasure to set up via DigitalOcean.
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Rebooting the blog

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Munin 2.0 on CentOS7 with Nginx and FastCGI

As the various bits of official Munin documentation seems to be in a limbo state where the current stable version (2.0.x) isn’t very well handled between the old and the new site, finding a good howto on setting up Munin with FastCGI and Nginx wasn’t as easy as it should have been. There are articles (notably https://www.webfoobar.com/node/48 ) that are a bit on the overly complicated side, as it turns out, there exists a package called munin-nginx which simplifies things a lot.
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iTerm2 productivity

If you’re like me, you spend most of your time in the terminal. On OSX that means iTerm2 for me. I won’t go into details on how many orders of magnitude better iTerm2 is than the default Terminal app, because most likely you’re already familiar with it. Update 2018, the following is not longer true, and personally I’ve switched back to stable releases of iTerm2. What you might not know is that what is considered the stableversion of iTerm, is a bit like the stable version of Debian.
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