December 21, 2022
Back in April, I announced the availability of gopass in the Fedora repositories. In the last few months, though, gopass had multiple releases, many of which arrived in Fedora 38 but not Fedora 37. Since Fedora 38 will be released in a few months, most users are not using it, and therefore those releases are not directly benefitting those users. The reason for the delayed update for Fedora 37 is that the dependencies of gopass changed in the course of those updates, and the Fedora process makes updating packages with many dependencies changes more painful than it could be.Read More
November 28, 2022
As discusse in a previous post, I use nebula to create a VPN connection between the various machines I use. Usually what I really care about this setup is the ability of consuming services those machine expose on my nebula network.
When I travel, I prefer to proxy my data through my nebula network. This allows me to not have to care about the limitations imposed in those networks, as long as I’m able to open my tunnel.Read More
November 16, 2022
Yesterday I did the Red Hat EX374 exam, which allows becoming Red Hat Certified Specialist in Developing Automation with Ansible Automation Platform.
This exam is my sixth Ansible exam/certification, so the question is always, how is this similar or different from the others? This exam is one of the furthest ones from the others since it focuses on Ansible Automation Platform 2 instead of Ansible Core or Ansible Tower. This change was welcomed since AAP has many more moving parts and features compared to previous products.Read More
October 30, 2022
Three years passed from the last AWS exam I took, and my AWS certifications were due a renewal. The first thing I checked was what was the exam code and which one I had taken three years ago. It turns out that the last time I took SAA-C01, this time, the only available version for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam was SAA-C03. SAA-C03 is still very new since it got released last month, so not much third-party material is available.Read More
October 10, 2022
Every so often, I have a conversation with someone, and we end up in a sub-conversation around the differences between products and technologies. This phenomenon frequently happens to me because I consider a product and a technology two completely different things. At the same time, many people use them interchangeably when discussing IT products and technologies.
I think this distinction’s value is clearly distinguishing the solutions that are resilient to a single entity failure and those that are not.Read More
September 30, 2022
I still remember when 15 years ago, the topic of Infrastructure as Code was beginning to be discussed. At the time, the majority of tools we know and use for Infrastructure as Code did not exist. Some people and companies realized the need for such a paradigm, while many others were skeptical or against it.
In the last few months, I had a kind of a Deja Vu when I started to have conversations with some stakeholders around Policy as Code, or as someone prefers to call it, Compliance as Code.Read More
September 26, 2022
In the last few months, we have witnessed multiple European Data Protection offices weigh on the legitimacy of Google Analytics.
Back in January, I’ve published a post that touched on the topic but was not really about Google Analytics. So, let’s start looking at what happened, why Google Analytics seems to be so interesting for the European Privacy authorities, and finish with some guessing on what could happen in the next few months.Read More
August 31, 2022
After my last post about MACCHIATObin, a few people reached out to better understand how to install Fedora on it.
The MACCHIATObin board provides many different installation options. It has an onboard eMMC (in my case, 8GB, but I’m not sure if other sizes are available), an SD card slot, 3 SATA ports, and 1 PCI x4 slot. This setup means that the various options to install Fedora on a MACCHIATObin are:Read More
August 22, 2022
As it happens every year, I had to pull a lot of information from various financial intermediaries and convert them into the way the local tax system wanted them. For this reason, I created a Go program that does this modularly. Whenever I have a new financial intermediary, I create a new module that can read whatever format they create and returns a structured object in the form that the application expects.Read More
August 12, 2022
The Fedora Sway SIG is working to create an immutable version of the Sway Spin (also work in progress) using OSTree.
Those immutable spins of Fedora are becoming more common following Silverblue and Kinoite’s success.
As it often happens, one of the most challenging things to do in creating something is to come up with clever names. This task is made even more complex by the relatively small amount of people active in this conversation.Read More