Systemstats process causing a high CPU load

April 21st, 2022 — I noticed that my MacBook Pro fans kept running all day on full blast. I turned out the MacOS systemstats process was hogging my CPU, so I had to find a fix.

Getting more out of your Fail2ban logs

March 6th, 2022 — With a recent increase in SSH bruteforce attacks, my Fail2ban service is running overtime. For those of you unfamiliar with Fail2ban: it scans log...

Tweak your Ubuntu Message of the Day (MOTD)

October 22nd, 2021 — Tired of seeing the same message over and over again when you log into your server? Well, I was. Tweaking your MOTD is really easy!

Know any well-known URL’s?

October 18th, 2021 — I never heard about well-known URL’s (.well-known). So I did a little digging and it turns out there’s a lot more than I thought.

Multi-platform shell scripts

October 15th, 2021 — I recently had to write a "multi-platform" shell script and came up with a snippet that might be useful for you too.

Better dotfiles deployment with Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

September 17th, 2021 — Supercharge your dotfiles collection with simplified Git synchronization and built-in script bootstrapping.

Composer getting old

December 24th, 2019 — I just wanted to update some dependencies, but ran into some error messages. Tried to blame myself, turned out you have to update Composer now and then.

Clipboard managers save lives

November 21st, 2018 — Clipboard managers to the rescue! They are simple tools that store every bit of copied information in a series of predefined slots, thus preserving it. Short term just became long term.

My five step guide to Terminal Bliss

October 6th, 2018 — For a developer, a good terminal setup can make your life a lot easier and with the proper tools and plugins, you can save a lot of time as well. When setting up a new Macbook (or MacOS installation), I stick to my five steps in setting up the perfect terminal configuration.

Setting up Laravel Dusk with CircleCI

September 16th, 2018 — Setting up a Continuous Integration pipeline using Dusk is well-documented, including guides for CircleCI, Travis, and a couple of others. Just to help anyone out there struggling with CircleCI 2.0, here is a configuration file that combines several features.