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Junosphere and the fun of learning JunOS

As part of becoming part of AWS networking, I got access to Junosphere - Junipers training environment for customers. As my last usage of Juniper gear has been a few years ago and even back then quite simple, I started to work through practice excercises (based on Pluralsight courses) using Junosphere …


LISA‘17

Two weeks ago I had the chance to participate in Usenix’s LISA17 conference in San Francisco, CA. This is the third conference I have visited in the recent past - after SREcon earlier this year and Velocity last year - and I can say it so far was the best …


Apple Availability Checker on AWS Lambda

So 2017 was the year that I needed to buy a new iPhone. After having watched the announcements I eventually convinced myself to spring for the X model (and am still happy with that decision). When launch date came, I visited the Apple stores in my vicinity and quickly learned …


The alternative OSS license

1 /*
2  * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3  * "THE BEER-WARE LICENSE" (Revision 42):
4  * <phk@FreeBSD.ORG> wrote this file.  As long as you retain this notice you
5  * can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you think
6  * this stuff is worth it, you can buy me …

Awesome analysis of the Windows 8 migration


DLNA Proxy

This Python script is a full blown DLNA proxy: supporting the HTTP/SOAP data as well as the multicast part. This allows to use a Samsung TV in a different IP network as a media renderer as long as one has a machine in that network to run this code …


Real World Interop Project


Audionet - Networked Audio for Windows

I run a small embedded linux box with a soundcard connected to my stereo with MPD on it. For normal music consumption this is perfect, but sometimes I would like to use this audio link for rendering some Youtube music videos or other media playback. On my Apple devices this …


Web-based YUM Repository Management

I am sometimes compiling custom builds of application for the servers I manage, for example strongswan for CentOS, or would like a simple way to deploy my custom applications. Sadly enough only console-based applications are available for the creation of YUM repositories as most users only clone official repositories and …


Cool Stool