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A twitter call to say nice things about technology sparked interesting threads

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/27

A while ago [] Adam Jacob on Twitter: “Let’s say nice things about technology today. I’ll start. If it wasn’t for @lkanies and @puppetize, there is no way we would have been able to adapt as an industry to the rise of the cloud. Quote tweet me with your own.” sparked some interesting threads.

First posts are below; click on them to see the full threads.

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Posted in Chrome, Configuration Management, Development, DevOps, Firefox, History, IaC - Infrastructure as Code, Infocom and Z-machine, Infrastructure, KVM Kernel-based Virtual Machine, LSI/3ware, Open Source, PDP-11, Power User, PowerShell, Puppet, Python, Qemu, Rust, Safari, Scripting, Software Development, UCSD Pascal, Vagrant, Veewee, Virtualization, Web Browsers, Xen | Leave a Comment »

Need to revisit osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics supports more platforms and also aggregates to central log locations

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/18

Almost two years ago, GitHub – facebook/osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics published from the automatic blog queue.

It was in the midst of my rectum cancer treatment, so I was glad the blog queue back then was still about 18 months deep.

This meant I looked into osquery in 2018, which I remember because I needed it on MacOS as I did not want to remember the syntax for MacOS specific commands on getting system information. It also coincides with how much my repository fork was behind: [Wayback: jpluimers/osquery commits/Archive: jpluimers/osquery commits].

Fast forward to now, the breath of systems I’m involved with has widened, so I was glad to see that Kristian Köhntopp mentioned it:

So time to try it again (:

The links he mentioned:

  • [Wayback/Archive] Welcome to osquery – osquery

    osquery is an operating system instrumentation framework for Windows, OS X (macOS), Linux, and FreeBSD. The tools make low-level operating system analytics and monitoring both performant and intuitive.

  • [Wayback/Archive] Welcome to osquery – osquery: High Level Features
    The high-performance and low-footprint distributed host monitoring daemon, osqueryd, allows you to schedule queries to be executed across your entire infrastructure. The daemon takes care of aggregating the query results over time and generates logs which indicate state changes in your infrastructure. You can use this to maintain insight into the security, performance, configuration, and state of your entire infrastructure. osqueryd‘s logging can integrate into your internal log aggregation pipeline, regardless of your technology stack, via a robust plugin architecture.
    The interactive query console, osqueryi, gives you a SQL interface to try out new queries and explore your operating system. With the power of a complete SQL language and dozens of useful tables built-in, osqueryi is an invaluable tool when performing incident response, diagnosing a systems operations problem, troubleshooting a performance issue, etc.
  • [Wayback/Archive] osqueryd (daemon) – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] osqueryi (shell) – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] Aggregating Logs – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] AWS Logging – osquery

Main site: [Wayback/Archive] osquery | Easily ask questions about your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure

Repository: [Wayback/Archive] osquery/osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics.


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Development, DevOps, Facebook, Infrastructure, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Productivity tips by Florian Haas and David Moreau-Simard: the mottos you work by

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/30

My own motto: learn new things every day.


[] Florian Haas 🇪🇺 on Twitter: “Docs or it didn’t happen.… “


[] ☁David Moreau-Simard on Twitter: “Hey software and system folks, I’m curious: what are some of the mottos you work by ? I’ll start:

Via Florian’s pinned Twitter post I found while writing – No, we won’t have a video call for that! (Communications in distributed teams by Florian Haas).


Posted in Development, DevOps, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Jan Schaumann: “The secret language of coders, part N of many. Today: “risk acceptance”… “

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/08

From a while back, but more relevant than ever:

[] Jan Schaumann on Twitter: “The secret language of coders, part N of many. Today: “risk acceptance”… “

Obligatory video below the fold.


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Posted in Development, DevOps, Infrastructure, LifeHacker, Power User, Security, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

GitHub – TimeToogo/tunshell: Remote shell into ephemeral environments 🐚 🦀

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/25

Cool: [Wayback/] GitHub – TimeToogo/tunshell: Remote shell into ephemeral environments 🐚 🦀

Via: [] Jan Schaumann on Twitter: “This looks neat: on-demand remote shell into ephemeral environments, e.g. CI/CD pipeline container. Both sides fetch a client, use rendezvous server to negotiate session info, then establish connection or fall back to proxy through rendezvous. “

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, DevOps, HTTP, Infrastructure, Internet protocol suite, Power User, Software Development, TCP, WebSockets | Leave a Comment »

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