Deploy and monitor microservices on K3s with Terraform & Splunk APM Dec 21, 2020 Observability is a hot topic for many customers I talk to nowadays so I wanted to setup a simple and cost-effective lab environment for training and customer demos. It would have to be a publicly available web application stack, one that would be easy to replicate and the ability to stand it and tear it down up in minutes automatically. Read More...
Setting the meta description in Hugo's hyde-hyde theme Dec 19, 2020

If you’re looking to improve your SEO one of the first things you want to do is add metadata like the meta description and keywords to your site. I was trying to figure out how to do it with Hugo and the Hyde-Hyde theme I’m using and couldn’t find anything in the documentation about it. Others have done it by modifying or creating Hugo template files, however before going down that path I realised there’s actually an easier way when digging into the Hyde-Hyde theme.

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AsciiDoc support for Hugo on Netlify Sep 19, 2019

When trying to publish my post yesterday I had my first experience with a failed build. Looking at Netlify’s deploy log it was quite obvious what happened: Hugo on Netlify didn’t have the AsciiDoc helper. Here’s how to fix it.

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So long Wordpress, hello Hugo + Netlify! Sep 18, 2019 The only constant in life is change. After years of relying on good ol' WordPress I recently decided it was time to modernize a bit. There were a few different reasons that spurred me on, the final straw was that every now and then the server would run out of memory and crash, requiring a reboot. Read More...
Demo of SteelConnect & ServiceNow Integration Apr 16, 2019 One of my customers asked recently if there was native integration between SteelConnect and ServiceNow, for example to detect internet links going offline or appliances not being reachable anymore. Short answer is ‘no’ but it did make me think: is that something I could do myself by leveraging the REST APIs? Read More...
Retrieve node status via API Aug 07, 2018 Last week I had an interesting query from a customer. He asked if there was a way if we could quickly show online/offline status quickly for all appliances instead of having to login to SteelConnect Manager. The answer is a resounding “yes, we can!”, it would’ve been a short blog post otherwise… Anyways the REST API is your friend here and it was a challenge I couldn’t resist. Read More...
Using a REST API for automation Jun 29, 2018 It’s been a while, but I’m still here! This time with some examples of how to use the REST API to do something useful in SteelConnect, with most of them used for real world deployments. The basics of the API were covered in my series last year, the examples below assume you know how to use a REST API, if you have some Python knowledge that would be handy too. Read More...