Bookmarks for 16 giu 2015 through 19 giu 2015

These are my links for 16 giu 2015 through 19 giu 2015:

  • 10 Things You Should Know About AWS – High Scalability – – Ahead of the upcoming 2nd annual re:Invent conference, inspired by Simone Brunozzi’s recent presentation at an AWS Meetup in San Francisco, and collected from a few of my recent consulting engagements, I’ve compiled a list of 10 useful time and clock-tick saving tips about AWS.
  • IT Landscape for sysadmins
  • MonitoringScape – The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in how we build applications: clouds, containers and micro-services have displaced the old paradigm of static, monolithic infrastructure. The need for operational visibility has grown tenfold. Thankfully, the monitoring landscape has kept up with the times. We now have a choice of over 100 monitoring tools that provide excellent visibility to every nook and cranny of our IT stack. The modern monitoring landscape has something for everyone: on-prem installations, SaaS applications, open-source tools and high-priced enterprise monitoring suites. However, with so many tools to choose from, the monitoring landscape can be difficult to navigate. MonitoringScape is your guide to the new, exciting world of modern monitoring. Keep in mind that this is a community resource, so your comments and suggestions are very welcome.
  • Provision and Bootstrap AWS instances with Chef – This is continuation of the previous post called Provision with Chef – baby steps. Today we going to talk about the process of bootstrapping instances with Chef used by FastCompany
  • Provision machines with AWS – custom bootsrapper – […] Now I will tell a little more about our instance bootstrap process. Basically at the end of the previous post we discussed tree possible options for automated machine startup: Create different AMI for each server role. Install all binaries into one ami an provide a way to load dynamic configs parts through some custom bootstrap script. Use infrastructure automation framework like Chef or Puppet, which could handle installs and configuration for you. […] [ Note: the article is pre chef-provisioning tool ]

Bookmarks for 9 ott 2014 through 11 ott 2014

These are my links for 9 ott 2014 through 11 ott 2014:

  • spf13-vim – The Ultimate Vim Distribution – spf13-vim is a distribution of vim plugins and resources for Vim, GVim and MacVim. It is a completely cross platform distribution that stays true to the feel of vim while providing modern features like a plugin management system, autocomplete, tags and tons more.
  • Vimcasts – Free screencasts about the text editor Vim – Free screencasts and articles about the text editor Vim
  • Converse.js – Converse.js is a free and open source chat client that runs in your browser. It can be integrated into any website. Similar to Facebook chat but it also supports multi-user chatrooms. Converse.js can connect to any accessible XMPP/Jabber server, either from a public provider such as, or one you have set up yourself. It's possible to enable single-site-login, whereby users already authenticated in your website will also automatically be logged in on the chat server. Please refer to the documentation for more info.
  • Command line interface for WordPress | WP-CLI – WP-CLI is a set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations. You can update plugins, set up multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser. Requirements UNIX-like environment (OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Cygwin) PHP 5.3.2 or later WordPress 3.5.2 or later

Bookmarks for 26 ago 2014 through 27 ago 2014

These are my links for 26 ago 2014 through 27 ago 2014:

  • Regular Expressions – Regular expressions ("regexes") are supercharged Find/Replace string operations. Regular expressions are used when editing text in a text editor, to: check whether the text contains a certain pattern find those pattern matches, if there are any pull information (i.e. substrings) out of the text make modifications to the text. As well as text editors, almost every high-level programming language includes support for regular expressions. In this context "the text" is just a string variable, but the operations available are the same. Some programming languages (Perl, JavaScript) even provide dedicated syntax for regular expression operations.
  • MySQL active-passive cluster | Your IT goes Linux – We will use the iSCSI Lun defined in our iSCSI cluster as a shared storage and we will run MySQL in active-passive (fail-over) mode using Pacemaker and Corosync cluster engine. The cluster will have to connect to the iSCSI target, mount the iSCSI partition on one node and start a MySQL service which has all its data on this partition.
  • Perl – […] Perl has horrors, but it also has some great redeeming features. In this respect it is like every other programming language ever created. This document is intended to be informative, not evangelical. It is aimed at people who, like me: dislike the official Perl documentation at for being intensely technical and giving far too much space to very unusual edge cases learn new programming languages most quickly by "axiom and example" wish Larry Wall would get to the point already know how to program in general terms don't care about Perl beyond what's necessary to get the job done. This document is intended to be as short as possible, but no shorter[…]
  • Linux Performance – This page links to various Linux performance material I've created, including the tools maps on the right, which show: Linux observability tools, Linux benchmarking tools, Linux tuning tools, and Linux observability sar. For more diagrams, see my slide decks below.
  • AIXchange: Useful Storage Links – Here's an assortment of really good storage-related articles — the majority of which are found on IBM developerWorks — that are worth your time. While some of them are a few years old, they still provide relevant information.

Bookmarks for 25 ago 2014 from 15:03 to 17:25

These are my links for 25 ago 2014 from 15:03 to 17:25:

  • Passwordless – A node.js/express module for token-based logins – Token-based authentication middleware for Express & Node.js […] Passwords are broken. Inspired by Justin Balthrop's article Passwords are Obsolete token-based one-time password (OTPW) authentication is faster to deploy, better for your users, and more secure. […]
  • Mounty for NTFS – A tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under Mac OS X Mavericks in read-write mode.
  • tinc wiki – tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet. tinc is Free Software and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later. Because the VPN appears to the IP level network code as a normal network device, there is no need to adapt any existing software. This allows VPN sites to share information with each other over the Internet without exposing any information to others.
  • AIXchange: More Resources for AIX Newbies – As I've noted previously, there are more newcomers to the AIX platform than you might imagine. A company may acquire an AIX system through a merger or replace an old Solaris or HP-UX box with a current IBM Power Systems model. As a result, one of their IT pros suddenly becomes the AIX guy. So, now what? How does an AIX newbie get up to speed with virtualization and AIX?