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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

I use Shaarli since ages to collect links, notes and bookmarks. I worked a little bit on that collection and started to share some as public lists .

On my mobile device I bought a license for Stakali , it fits perfectly into my workflows. I often search on my mobile and share the link through Stakali to my desktop. Stakali just needs the URL and the API Key of Shaarli, but I got errors. So I analyzed the source and app with:

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

Watson Workspace Clients are only available for Windows and Mac OS. I’m a 100% Linux user on my devices and I use a Windows virtual machine only if I can’t avoid it. To communicate with colleagues, IBM and DNUG I need to use Watson Workplace, opening the web view is possible, but then I need to search the right tab or forget to open it. Since some weeks there is Zoom (Web / Video meetings) integrated with Watson Workspace too.:

Watson Workspace clients are based on Electron . I’m not a big fan of Electron clients, most of them are big and need tons of system resources. There is enough written about advantages and disadvantages, so I just leave it that way.

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

Last week I wrote a post about Using Docker and ELK to Analyze WebSphere Application Server SystemOut.log , but i wasn’t happy with my date filter and how the websphere response code is analyzed. The main problem was, that the WAS response code is not always on the beginning of a log message, or do not end with “:” all the time.

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

I often get SystemOut.log files from customers or friends to help them analyzing a problem. Often it is complicated to find the right server and application which generates the real error, because most WebSphere Applications (like IBM Connections or Sametime) are installed on different Application Servers and Nodes. So you need to open multiple large files in your editor, scroll each to the needed timestamps and check the lines before for possible error messages.

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook
Many of you know that i like VI/http://vim.org[VIM] and when i say editor it must be VIM. Often i hear at customer sites or from my colleagues, that they can’t work with vi, that shortcuts are hard to remember or even they can’t save their changes. When you remember some short commands, you can work very fast and you can edit files through all connections (ssh, x-forward) to a server. I created a mindmap as preparation for a speedgeeking session, the session wasn’t accepted, but the file is already done. So you can download a cheat-mindmap with a collection of shortcuts.
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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook
Partha’s Place == McGimp 2.8 (Native Mac Gimp 2.8) Introducing the Mac version of Gimp 2.8. This is a native Mac version of Gimp that works just like any other Mac application. Great app with tons of functions and now as a native Mac OS X App.
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