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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

For GPN19 I prepared a second talk on Documentation with any Editor . The talk was based on a previous one from Froscon 13, but the pipeline tooling changed.

This time there was a technical issue during the recording and so there are only the slides available, but you can still watch the video of the Froscon talk: Froscon 13: Documentation with any Editor

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

My last article showed how to build a server template with Packer .

Now we want to use this template to create some servers on VMware vSphere. DNS will be registered manually and all IP addresses will be defined as fixed in the config files.

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

The last months I built a lot of environments for tests with IBM Connections Componentpack, Rancher, plain Kubernetes, IBM Domino and some more. In former years, I deployed single virtual machines, cloned them and created snapshots to “easily” jump back in cases of errors. Then I found Packer , which helped me to automate the first virtual machines on my local notebook.

Now I use Packer to create templates for VMware vSphere, which then are deployed and multiplied with Terraform . Terraform needs some packages installed in the template, that it can provision virtual machines on vSphere.

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Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

During my talk at FrOSCon I wasn’t sure how to install Asciidoctor on Windows. So I tried on a Windows 10 VM.

When you want to use Asciidoctor on a Windows desktop, you need to download the Rubyinstaller and install it.

Now you can open a administrative command window and install with gem install asciidoctor.

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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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