Ever since I've started hosting my own domains, I've searched for ways to automate the website provisioning. Normally, the documentation includes the information on configuring your infrastructure based on roles. But if you have a webserver role for all your minions it doesn't help with the individual provisioning I am aiming at.

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Linux “root” tweaks

Tired of always being afraid someone will hack into your Linux computer/server? One of the most important steps is to make sure the attacker can't log in with the “root” account. In order to do this, you have to

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Coordinated Universal Time (source: Wikipedia) Coordinated Universal Time (source: Wikipedia)

I’ve been struggling a bit with a working Time Zone Drop Down, so I thought I shared it. The target was to have a nice drop down list with as many Country/City combinations as possible, so that the users are not confused.

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Android Debugging

I intended to do this for a long time now, since Android Debugging goes hand in hand with Linux debugging. I’ve noticed, during my trolling on the >InsertCoin forum, that people that start messing around with their Android mobile (read: start rooting it), don’t know what to do if something fails.

The minimum tools needed for any debugging are:

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Alex Thomae

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Head of Platform Engineering Compute at 1&1 IONOS

Berlin, Germany