Latest posts from my blog.

I enjoy exploring technology and sharing my experiences over at my blog. I generally write guides and articles about Linux, software, IoT, and DevOps. Here are a few of my latest blog posts and articles that you might find interesting...

August 30th, 2021

Installing and configuring InfluxDB and Grafana on Ubuntu Server 20.04

Today I thought I’d take a look at installing a time-series database. As a software developer, in the past, I have set up and used various database engines (RMDBs and NoSQL types) which include Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MongoDB but something that I’ve not really looked at to date are “time-series” database...

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March 1st, 2020

Deploying your own Kubernetes (K8s) bare metal cluster

The “cloud” is great and there are now several cloud providers offering managed Kubernetes clusters such as Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Microsoft Azure’s Kubernetes Service (AKS) but sometimes people like to host and play with their own stuff, on their own hardware – right?! Personally, I use several cloud...

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February 10th, 2020

Getting ONLYOFFICE Server installed on Ubuntu 18.04

A few days ago I blogged about setting up my own privately hosted, open-source alternative to Microsoft Teams/Slack/Discord, which got me thinking and thought I’d look for an alternative to the other features that Office365 offers and post up my findings. I stumbled across ONLYOFFICE, I proceeded to download the desktop client for MacOS and...

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February 7th, 2020

Installing Mattermost on Ubuntu Server 18.04

In my opinion, Mattermost is the perfect self-hosted, open-source alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams. As a software engineer, and like most people I’ve used a variety of messaging platforms (Slack, Discord and Microsoft Teams) to communicate with team members, share, discuss and store ideas but more importantly as part of my DevOps workflow –...

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July 28th, 2019

I moved away from Apple products!

I’ve been using MacOS and various iPhones for the past ten years. Apple computers have been my daily driver for general web browsing and as my development machine of choice. As a developer that works on a lot of Linux/UNIX based projects having a “proper” terminal was the main deal breaker for while! I first...

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February 19th, 2018

Monitoring Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 with Netdata

Netdata is a fantastic real-time monitoring solution for your Linux based servers and I’ve particularly found it useful for monitoring my web servers. Netdata provides a web-based dashboard with real-time graphs and alerting; it provides a myriad of information about your servers out of the box and the interface is slick! Before we start we’ll...

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...there are a ton of other blog posts (dating back to 2010) which might be of interest too, maybe?