1. 2014
    June
    17
    Tuesday

    Deploying an Elasticsearch cluster via SaltStack

    Here is a short guide covering the steps I followed in order to deploy an ElasticSearch cluster using SaltStack to manage configuration.

    Prerequisites

    For the purposes of testing, I will be using a bunch of locally-installed virtualmachines. Specifically, we'll have:

    • A machine running salt master
    • Three elasticsearch nodes

    Creating ...

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  2. 2014
    June
    14
    Saturday

    Hanging out the laundry - the engineer way

    The problem

    I live in a small apartment with just a shared garden, and I usually hang out the laundry inside on a drying rack which tends to be way too small, especially for things like bed sheets.

    The solution

    The only option to lay out a proper clothesline was ...

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  3. 2014
    May
    12
    Monday

    Using nvidia driver on debian jessie

    I had some troubles getting nvidia proprietary drivers up & running on Debian Jessie (kernel 3.13-1-amd64).

    I'm sharing the solution I found here, as it might be useful to somebody else.

    Machine configuration

    Machine: Thinkpad W530
    Graphics card: NVIDIA Corporation GK107GLM [Quadro K2000M] (rev a1)
    Operating System: Debian Jessie ...
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  4. 2014
    May
    6
    Tuesday

    Importing Apache logs in ElasticSearch

    I needed some way to visualize and analyze logs from webservers.

    So, I decided to use the "elasticsearch stack" for that:

    Setting up ElasticSearch

    Just download, untar and launch:

    wget https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-1.1.1.tar.gz
    tar xzvf elasticsearch-1.1.1.tar ...
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  5. 2013
    November
    2
    Saturday

    GitHub-pages-like publishing

    I really love using GitHub pages for publishing stuff: I can easily setup the required steps to build & publish my website, and then forget about it.

    When I need to make a change, I can just pull the latest copy, do the changes, push back and publish.

    No need to ...

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