Dockerize your Development Workstation

This is my Dutch Docker Day talk "Dockerize your Development Workstation"

GTD (Getting Things Done)

As a consultant I am doing a lot of things, so to keep up I have always used some form of a TODO list. The reason why I did this is because it helped me break down my tasks in to smaller ones and keep focusing, but also because I kept remembering the quote I once heard “smart people write things down, dumb people try to remember it”.

Rooting my Galaxy S5

It’s been a while I have tinkered with my Android phone, I thought it’s time to root and play around. How hard can it be right? I have done this 100 times before. You already know where this is going, 2+ hours of flashing rebooting until it worked…. :)

Continuous Delivery of Docker Images

This is my Xebicon talk "Continuous Delivery of Docker Images"

Start again with jekkly

I have not blogged for quite some time now, I just had no fun with it anymore. But as I have done very cool things in the past two years I am actually sad that I haven’t shared my knowledge with the world.

Goodbye Ubuntu, Welcome Arch Linux

I started using Linux years ago and I tried a lot of distributions but Ubuntu was always my main distribution on my work laptop. The reason why I used Ubuntu was simple, it worked and it did not have a lot of maintenance if you didn't customize. But after so many years of Ubuntu I needed a change.

Parallelism simplified by Akka in Java

I have bean writing applications in Java EE environment for some time now and I didn't need to worry about creating own threads. When I needed to create and manage my own threads it always felt wrong because of to much low level programming. Then I came across akka and wanted to try it out.

Nginx 1.4 on Ubuntu 13.04 from source

I worked with Apache for a long time and I never had the chance to do something with nginx until now. I decided to try nginx and see if I can get it up and running. In this post you can find the steps needed to make the nginx 1.4 available on your Ubuntu.

Apache 2.4 vs Nginx 1.4

Having setup Apache and Nginx I wanted to see how they performed. I am not trying to do a scientific performance test here, I am just interested in how Nginx behaves because I haven't used it before.

Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu 13.04 from source

I wanted to test Apache 2.4 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but it was not available as a package, so I went and compiled the sources. In this post you can find the steps needed to make the latest Apache available on your Ubuntu.

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