When Apple first announced this year’s new phones, I immediately wanted to go for the iPhone X. I was instantly sold on the idea of having an almost bezel-free OLED display, combined with the latest technology and one of the best chipsets on the market. And wireless charging? Please sign me up! This morning though, … Continue reading iPhone 8 Plus
We in the IT industry in general, and me in particular, very much like to complain. A lot. The recent iPhone release, and the expected price increase, helped me quite a bit to deflate my head and return a bit closer to Earth. I am in a remarkably privileged situation. I am very lucky, very … Continue reading Lucky
RedHat kept their promise and made Ansible Tower Open-Source. The free version is called AWX, and is available on GitHub. According to their announcement, the model for AWX is similar to the one for Fedora and RedHat — which works great for so many years now. AWX will be developed by RedHat’s Ansible team and the Community. Every … Continue reading Ansible Tower now Open-Source
Over the years my Development Environments have changed quite a lot. When I started writing scripts in Bash and Perl, I used VIM. As I used Linux on the Desktop, and my scripts were not that complex, it worked great at the time. After that, I tried Komodo and ended up using Eclipse with the … Continue reading Python Development with Atom
While taking a closer look at VULTR, I became very interested in their “$2.50 plan”, as it is half as much as you would have to pay for the same performance at similar providers. Now I wanted to deploy my permanent test and development VPS and was surprised to see that they were “sold out” … Continue reading VULTR: Instances sold out
Just the latest example why the SSL certificate industry is widely regarded as shady and has such a bad reputation. Not the first time either that Symantec or Comodo are in the news because of their sloppy security practises. There are rumours that Symantec and other companies want to sell their SSL businesses as quickly as possible.
Let’s hope that the awesome work of Let’s Encrypt will accelerate the extinction of these shady and insecure Certificate Authorities. I predict that the launch of wildcard certificates will be the last nail to the coffin of the CA business model. And with it, the begginning of the end for these dishonest and untrustworthy practices.
I was very surprised to see VultR offering Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016. To my knowledge, it is the only VPS provider to do so. There is an additional monthly fee for the license, but the price is quie tolerable in my opinion. You don’t have to buy the license yourself and … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 VPS at VultR