Ansible Tower codebase released opensource by RedHat

Posted on Sun 10 September 2017 in Ansible

It took two years but now RedHat opensourced the code of Ansible Tower. Thats awesome! The Project is released on GitHub named Ansible AWX. Since Ansible itself was open source from beginning. The graphical user interface Tower was released under a closed source license until now.

Ansible is a very …


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Migrating my Blog to Pelican

Posted on Mon 28 August 2017 in Blogging

If you visited my Blog in the past, you may have noticed the design changes. It is not only the design that changed. I replaced the system for generating the Webpage.

Since I am a lacy guy I used Wordpress up to now. It was a better solution than the …


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Django still one of my most loved tools to get things done

Posted on Tue 15 March 2016 in Python • Tagged with coding, Django, programming, Python

Since I never would call me a developer this is just a short article why I still love the Django framework for some years now.

Most of my daily work is done on the command line and with automated tasks since tools like Puppet and later Ansible got popular. For …


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Review of my first FreeBSD Workshop in Landshut on 15 May 2015

Posted on Sun 17 May 2015 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, link.work, workshop

Last Friday I held the first FreeBSD workshop in our new link.work location in Landshut. It was a lot of fun for the 12 participant and me.

The first workshop introduced the FreeBSD basics and the installation procedure. It was a hands on workshop which means that everyone had …


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FreeBSD event in Landshut - Germany

Posted on Mon 13 April 2015 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, Installparty, workshop

Today I want to announce that I will organize a small FreeBSD workshop on 15 May 2015 in our new link.work location in Landshut near Munich, Germany. The link.work is a center of IT-companies and software developers. My company called BayCIX is one of the five founders of …


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Run KeePass with mono on FreeBSD 10.1

Posted on Fri 16 January 2015 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, KeePass, mono, security

Using a password safe can make the life much easier. You can store your passwords encrypted for each service and if you need a new password, there is a password generator included as well.

To have the same password safe on all Linux/Mac/BSD machines you can use KeePass …


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FreeBSD getting into development and make your own release to test changes

Posted on Mon 05 January 2015 in FreeBSD • Tagged with development, FreeBSD, FreeBSD CURRENT

When I installed FreeBSD, I stumbled over a bug with my T420. I now want to help fix it or to implement a workaround for my T420 to use it with gpt and ZFS-Root, Therefor  I needed to setup a development environment for FreeBSD on my Thinkpad. To make this …


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Create a screen recording on FreeBSD with kdenlive and external USB mic

Posted on Sun 04 January 2015 in FreeBSD • Tagged with audio, ffmpeg, FreeBSD, kdenlive, maya usb 22, microphone, oss, screen cast, video

This tutorial shows you how you can use kdenlive on FreeBSD to create a screen cast. I am using a Maya 22 USB to record speech from a Rode microphone. This works fine, too.

1. Install the software

ffmpeg

If you have ffmpeg already installed you need to check if …


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FreeBSD 10.1 using UEFI

Posted on Fri 21 November 2014 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, KDE, kdm, nvidia, nvidia-driver, UEFI

This tutorial is about installing the latest stable FreeBSD 10.1 with UEFI and run a desktop with KDE with a NVIDIA video card.

Before Install

With my motherboard is does not work to boot UEFI if the CMS compatibly mode is turned off completely. Someone else second this problem …


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Install FreeBSD 10.1 or FreeBSD 11 - CURRENT on Thinkpad T420

Posted on Wed 15 October 2014 in FreeBSD • Tagged with ACPI, FreeBSD, gpt, T420, Thinkpad T420, Xorg

This post is about installing FreeBSD 10.1 RC2 or FreeBSD 11 - CURRENT on a Thinkpad T420 with Intel graphics. This is for testing only up to now!

Work around the BIOS/UEFI bug:

The T420 comes with an unpatched BIOS/UEFI bug which prevents to boot from a default …


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