Email VPS log files every day

Handwritten on 06 May 2019

There are many ways to monitor log files. One that I actually use is tail -f /var/log/app/application.log. This is pretty handy, but you need to be behind your laptop all the time. Or what if you want to start your day by reviewing only real errors? I needed this, I wanted to start my day with a coffee and a few lines of logs to review.

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Call via the terminal with Cisco IP Phone

Handwritten on 26 Apr 2019

If you own a Cisco IP Phone you can make phone calls via the terminal. You can also write a small app to dial phone numbers without touching your Cisco phone. In this post I will show you how I make phone calls via the terminal with my Cisco IP Phone SPA504G.

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Rocket launching a Go project

Handwritten on 28 May 2018

Looking for a Golang rocket launch project? Of course you can google for Golang frameworks. But you can also go for the idiomatic way, start small and include dependencies when you need them most.


Start a PHP project - the PSR way

Handwritten on 01 Dec 2017

How to start a PHP project using PSR guidelines? What about composer, how to glue a good PHP starting project together.

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Convert image extension in Terminal

Handwritten on 10 Nov 2017

Do you have images in a folder that you actually want to convert to another image extension? Let's say you want to convert all images from PNG to JPG. If you are using OSX you can start mass converting images in your terminal.


Running Nginx in front of a Play app

Handwritten on 12 Oct 2015

I enjoy using Play!. In development mode it is fine to use the built in webserver. But when you deploy an app behind some load balancers you really need to use Nginx for example. In this post I will show you how I did the configuration for my Ubuntu VPS.

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Install Nginx on El Capitan OSX 10.11

Handwritten on 10 Oct 2015

Short guide how to install Nginx on OSX 10.11.

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