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Thoughts of a systems engineer with way too much cloud in his head

A few weeks ago, a new project named Eddy Sharing started renting electric scooters in Düsseldorf. The project is a spin-off of Berlin startup named Emmy in collaboration with the Stadtwerke. Since they started, I’m seeing Eddy scooters everywhere in the city. The difference with regards to typical scooters is...

These are just incredible. I’ve had my fair share of beautiful pictures that were taken with my Nexus 6P, but I never managed to produce anything that even comes close to these pictures from saltsticks that he posted on Reddit. He was also nice enough to reply to after I...

I seem to have surprised quite a few people when I posted a picture of a packaged iPad Pro on Instagram last week, judging by the number of people who contacted me to ask why I have purchased an iPad. I’m heavily invested in the Google ecosystem, so I get...

According to the oldest timestamp of one of my blog posts, I seem to have my own blog for almost 7 years now. To say that I’ve been blogging wouldn’t be very truthful though. So far I’ve posted roughly 2-3 posts per year, while most of my activity happened on...

Terraform is a pretty useful tool to manage Infrastracture as Code with various Cloud providers. However, as with any complex software, you might encounter weird issues or shortcomings. I’ll try to extend this post as I continue to work with Terraform. Don’t expect magic here, it’s mostly just a few...

Grafana is an awesome tool to create graphs from whatever data you have. It doesn’t have an option to export all dashboards at once, though. You could select each dashboard and export it to JSON at a time, but that’s toil.