How to install Discourse without Docker

Many of us know the awesome open-source discussion platform Discourse. The team behind this application recommends to either get a hosting plan and let them install Discourse for you or to download and use a Docker container which has all you need for running Discourse.   However, many of us don’t have a server ready […]... Read More

Interview with the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) from 2007

There was a time when I was running, an online magazine portal with some self-written content regarding politics, the internet and other stuff. I gave it up years ago, also loosing some very unique content about various things.   One of the main attractions was an article about the Angry Video Game Nerd which […]... Read More
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ArcheAge Alpha – Review (German)

The following ArcheAge alpha review is written in German and will not be translated – at least not by me You should use Google translate if you found this page and don’t speak German. Wer sich neben der Arbeit und den ganzen anderen Hobbies gerne die Zeit mit MMORPGs vertreibt, hat sicherlich WoW (World of […]... Read More

When the FAI shell or any rescue environment does not show LVM volumes

Yesterday I had to boot a VM into a FAI PXE environment (I used “rescue” as a FAI action which drops me to a shell) because the file system on a LV reported several errors. For my own surprise, the FAI shell / FAI environment showed the LVM information when running pvscan, vgscan and lvscan, […]... Read More

Short update on the new SaltStack Cheat Sheet and freshly published articles

Hi there! I know it’s been a while since I updated my blog. During the last months, I was busy switching jobs, getting to know new technologies and meeting with friends. However, I still found some time to publish some new articles in the print media: “Abgetaucht – Raspberry Pi als Tor-Router und Web-Filter“, published […]... Read More
3Doodler drawing device with plastic pencils My first attempt to draw something with the 3Doodler

The 3Doodler: First time drawing

When the 3Doodler was started as a kickstarter campaign back in February 2013, I was one of the bakers since I was really excited about that project. Although I am not good at painting or any other art thing, I still wanted to support the idea of drawing motives with plastic. The 3Doodler takes a […]... Read More

Installing packages with Puppet

Part three of my little blog series “Cfengine 3 vs Puppet” shows several ways of how new packages can be installed with Puppet. Writing the Puppet manifest for installing new packages # There are multiple possibilities here, 3 of them are shown here # Possibility #1 # package { "slapd": ensure => "installed" } # […]... Read More

Review: RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300)

At the end of October, I passed the RHCE exam here in Germany. It was a very pleasant experience and I used the book “RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300)” from Michael Jang for preparation. On 1072 pages, Jung covers all the objectives of both the RHCSA and RHCE exams. […]... Read More

Artikel über Cfengine 3.4.0 im Linux Magazin 12/2012

Am 2. November 2012 erscheint in Deutschland offiziell die aktuelle Ausgabe des Linux Magazins. Darin enthalten ist u.a. mein Artikel über Cfengine 3.4.0 und die Neuerungen in der Community Edition, der vor allem das neue Posix-ACL-Feature näher beleuchtet.   Ich bedanke mich herzlichst beim Linux Magazin für die erneute Gelegenheit, einen Artikel in dieser Zeitschrift […]... Read More