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Configuring Different SSH Keys per Git Repository

SSH keys are a very convenient and secure way to authenticate with Git servers such as GitHub. I used to use a single SSH key for the few private repositories I had, but in the meantime I have accumulated quite a number of SSH keys. Having different SSH keys for different purposes (e.g. personal…

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Migrating a GitLab Omnibus Deployment to Docker

Containerization simplifies IT operations and nearly all standard software can be deployed in a container environment. Until today, I have operated GitLab as an omnibus installation. While Omnibus already greatly simplifies the deployment experience, there still needs to be done and configured a…

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Backing up a QNAP NAS With restic to Backblaze B2

Easy, fast and end-to-end encrypted backup of a QNAP NAS stored in the cloud at a fair price? Absolutely! Meet restic an open-source backup software with a great concept that many people trust. Paired with Backblaze B2, an affordable S3 storage, this makes a perfect combination for setting up an…

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Running openHAB on a QNAP NAS with Docker

I have recently decided to start building a smart home. A colleague of mine who has lots of experience and even writes a blog about smart home has recommended me to take a look at openHAB. openHAB is an open-source IoT platform that is capable of integrating various standards and devices and…

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Forwardspective: A Retrospective to Shape the Future

Retrospectives are great! It's a simple and structured methodology to critically assess the most recent performance in a certain period of time. Developers know it, and good scrum teams keep on improving with retrospectives to become better and better. According to the Scrum guidelines, a…

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