What seems like ages ago, I wrote some Python scripts to keep an eye on my home lab. What I did not realize is that little introduction to Python would help me dive into the wonderful world of ETL (or ELT, more on that later). Manage By Numbers I love numbers. Pick your favorite personality… Continue reading Snakes… Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?
My 15 pieces of flair… Cloudflare
With parts of my home lab exposed to the internet for my own convenience, it is always good to add layers of protection to incoming traffic. At a colleague’s suggestion, I took Cloudflare up on their free WAF offering to help add some protection to my setup. As a bonus, I have a much better… Continue reading My 15 pieces of flair… Cloudflare
Badges… We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
Well… Maybe we do. This is a quick plug (no reimbursement of any kind) for the folks over at Shields.io, who make creating custom badges for readme files and websites an easy and fun task. A Quick Demo The badges above are generated from Shields.io. The first link looks like this: My Github username (spyder007)… Continue reading Badges… We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
Building Software Longevity
The “Ship of Theseus” thought experiment is an interesting way to start fights with historians, but in software, replacing old parts with new parts is required for building software longevity. Designing software in ways that every piece can be replaced is vital to building software for the future. The Question The Wikipedia article presents the… Continue reading Building Software Longevity
Yes, I still write software, even if it is just to support my home lab habit.
Installing Minio on a Synology Diskstation with Nginx SSL
In an effort to get rid of a virtual machine on my hypervisor, I wanted to move my Minio instance to my Synology. Keeping the storage interface close to the storage container helps with latency and is, well, one less thing I have to worry about in my home lab. There are a few guides… Continue reading Installing Minio on a Synology Diskstation with Nginx SSL
Using SonarCloud for Open Source
My last few posts have centered around adding some code linting and analysis to C# projects. Most of this has been to identify some standards and best practices for my current position. During this research, I came across SonarCloud, which is Sonarqube’s hosted instance. SonarCloud is free for open source projects, and given the breadth… Continue reading Using SonarCloud for Open Source
Publishing Code Coverage in both Azure DevOps and SonarQube
I spent more time than I care to admit trying to get the proper configuration for reporting code coverage to both the Azure DevOps pipeline and SonarQube. The solution was, well, fairly simple, but it is worth me writing down. Testing, Testing… After fumbling around with some of the linting and publishing to SonarQube’s Community… Continue reading Publishing Code Coverage in both Azure DevOps and SonarQube
Tech Tips – Adding Linting to C# Projects
Deprecating Microsoft Teams Notifications
My first “owned” open source project was a TeamCity plugin to send notifications to Microsoft Teams based on build notifications in Teamcity. It was based on a similar TeamCity plugin for Slack. Why? Well, out of necessity. Professionally, we were migrating to using MS Teams, and we wanted functionality to post messages when builds failed/succeeded.… Continue reading Deprecating Microsoft Teams Notifications