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Software Craftsman, Clean Coder, Senior Developer, Photographer and Cyclist << Personal Blog

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Solingen sunset from cc building

Hosting a Restic backup on IONOS cloud S3 storage

Restic is a slim and fast backup-solution tailored for users who prefer automation capabilities over a fancy user interface. It also supports off-site backups out of the box, using standard protocols such as SSH or even S3 compatible memory. Restic considers the storage as not trusted in terms of privacy, so the backup uses strong encryption, which comes in handy when using cloud providers. This article provides a brief instruction on how to use 1und1 IONOS Cloud S3 Object storage as a remote backend.

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Containers or FaaS? Don't worry, you are OK!

I recently withness and participate in intensive debates regarding the superiority of either “serverless”/FaaS or containers in any form in terms of management and orchestration. Often, people are very vocal about an extreme position of the spectrum, while I pursue a much more relaxed, neither less opiniated approach. This post is supposed to briefly summarize my opinion. I will not dive deeply into the details of containers and FaaS more than neccessary to avoid redundancy and keep the post focused.

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Hiking to the Mount Teide Summit

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View from Montana Roja on Tenerife Island, Canarian Archipelago

How to pass the Amazon Certified Solution Architect Associate Exam

If you are currently preparing for an AWS Solution Architect certification, you might have stumbled across numbers of articles providing hints and experiences on how to pass the exam, often consisting of affiliate links and talking heads on video. In this article, I want to provide my point of view regarding preparation and passing the exam - completely ad-free. Preparation There are several ways of preparing for an AWS Solution Architect Associate (OK Google!

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Heligoland viewed from Heligoland Düne

Still there // Heligoland

A 10minutes video I made with the intent to capture the relaxed mood during a sunday walk on the island of Heligoland. Please keep in mind that the video is hosted on Youtube, so either be aware that they might set some cookies, or better: have your Adblocker armed!

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Icy sea close to Reykjavik, Iceland

Useful Hugo Shortcodes for PDF lists and Image galleries

For the relaunch of my personal website, I used the awesome Hugo static website generator, and for a shorter leadtime, extended it with two custom Hugo Shortcodes I use frequently. Automatic Gallery The template I am temporarily using for the launch phase already contains basic gallery support with the primary aim of styling based on Fancybox, but it lacked automatic serving of a directory as a gallery. What I knew was that I wanted to drop my galleries under /static/galleries/{name}, as I heavily prefer the convention-over-configuration maxime.

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A sea in the french alps - the continues flow of water and information

Hugo Continous Integration and Deployment

Having used legacy PHP-based CMS solutions such as Wordpress or Typo3 for a long time, I finally switched back to a static website generator, for various reasons. In this article, I want to outline a setup which makes it possible to treat distributed website development as clean as any other software, including versioning and continous deployment. Why Hugo? I retired Wordpress in favor of Hugo for several reasons: Wordpress has a very old codebase with mixed quality and reliability A lot of work was required to make it secure.

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