I recently stumbled upon Netflix Vector, a nice tool for deep insights in system performance counters at high resolution. It is based on PCP (http://pcp.io) for metrics collection which I wanted to have as RPM in version >= 3.10. Since…

Python is my way to go and the cx_Oracle module helps getting in contact with an Oracle database. While it is relatively easy to install it on my OS X, it is a bit harder on Debian.

I use PC Engines Alix boards as VPN Appliances intended to connect some branch offices. They are rock solid, work for years without any problem and bring the flexibility one needs to implement all the nice stuff. 3x Lan Interface,…

Some days before, a new button raised in my AWS Console, simply named „AWS“. It contains a nice Tag Editor allowing you to find resources and tag them (but you shouldn’t do this by hand, automate it!). From my point of…

Pip doesn’t have any build-in feature to update all installed packages to their latest version. Python-tools can help you here: pip install pip-tools pip-review –interactive  

Running in a cloud always means some changes in mind in comarison to a static datacenter environment. Especially if you think about security and m2m trusts. Amazon AWS has some great features like IAM Roles to handle this in a…

AWS recently released it’s barely new CloudWatch feature for log analysis in eu-west-1 and us-west-1. It was started in us-east-1 first and got a rollout over to ireland yesterday. After installation and configuration of a small daemon called awslogs, instance logs appear in…

See what configuration is being used by python boto

Creation of customized Amazon Cloud Images made fast and easy!

Some useful commands for git