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Change of editor

As I mentioned last month, I enjoyed working with Visual Studio Code when I used it to create my devopsdays notes. I even started using it for my day-to-day work four weeks ago. And I still like it!

How to create a Debian VirtualBox machine with Packer with an additional host-only adapter

For a project I am working on, there is this virtual machine we can use to do our development work in. This machine has grown organically and I want to replace it with something I can reproduce. I wanted to experiment with Packer but had problems with generating a machine with two network adapters where the second one is connected to a host-only network.

Bash set builtin

Shell scripts I come across sometimes have for instance “#!/bin/bash -eux” on the first line. Because I’ve Googled for this too many times now, I’ll record the meaning of these options here for my own sanity.


Since I keep forgetting the name of this monitoring tool, I decided to create an article so I can jog my memory more easily.

Whiskers and buildout.sendpickedversions

Last year I participated in a deployment knowledge sharing session and I started implementing changes at my company pretty soon after. The result is that we are using Puppet for some parts of our server configuration. We also added Munin to our monitoring toolset (and I used Puppet to deploy Munin and manage its configuration). But an important piece that was still missing in our setup was an overview of which packages we use in the buildouts of our clients and more specifically which version each client uses.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google’s Webmaster Tools provide the modern webmaster/developer with some nice tools to improve a website and the way the site is indexed. In this article I’ll focus on the crawler related tools. Specifically, how they helped me when I migrated from Plone to Django.

Git in action (feature branch after the fact)

This blog entry is about a real life example of how the flexibility of Git made my life easier. It’s a story about how I stopped developing a feature halfway to try out an alternative, without throwing away anything or cluttering up the (Subversion) repository.

Using Git when developing Plone applications

While I’m enthusiastic about Git, I still have to communicate with Subversion repositories like the Plone Collective. I also like my editor (Emacs) to help me interact with Git. In this blog entry I’ll explain how I setup my work environment.