Author Archives: mohclips

About mohclips

Born in the UK, educated in NZ, working for a tier 1 multinational

Admin Admin podcast – A comedy of errors.

I’m a regular listener to the Admin Admin podcast and lurk on their telegram channel, so i was quite chuffed when i was asked to appear with them and talk a little about one of the roles i have at … Continue reading

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Elastic Search daily index size view

How to track the daily index size increase in Elastic Continue reading

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Simple view of ElasticSearch templates

I wanted a simple way to view the Elastic Templates we use to sense check what we had in place. The following script is what i came up with. Basically it uses the awesome ‘jq’ to flatten the dict/hash returned … Continue reading

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kubernetes and shared storage

A walk through on how to setup NFS shared storage in k8s. Continue reading

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Blameless Culture – High performing teams

I was pointed at this wonderful article (though quite old in internet time, 2017 😁) about how high performing teams require a blameless culture to enable them to really fly. https://hbr.org/2017/08/high-performing-teams-need-psychological-safety-heres-how-to-create-it So, many good things written in that article.

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Firewall rules for k8s containers

or what they are really are “Network Policies”… Kudos to my DevOps colleague tenhishadow for this (i follow him on social media, you should too). https://github.com/ahmetb/kubernetes-network-policy-recipes Nice and simple with diagrams.

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Terraform pre-commit hooks

Great article here, go read it if you use Terraform… https://levelup.gitconnected.com/produce-reliable-terraform-code-with-pre-commit-hooks-d263bc332e6a I would have loved these as a VScode extension. But pre-commit hooks are fine by me, wrap them into your pipeline (if you haven’t already ). https://gist.github.com/guivin/7fa3e4212df2e7f1c31f04a242e8dbba#file-pre-commit-config-yaml

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Go 1.16 and embedded assets

Seriously how cool is this… You can embed files and folder structures into your Go binaries as of v1.16. Here is a fantastic write up on how seriously cool and easy it is… https://blog.lawrencejones.dev/golang-embed/ More on embed here https://tip.golang.org/pkg/embed/

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PWS Weather Underground upload

Below is copied from the IBM site, mainly as it’s not found via Google and you can’t hardlink to the page as its hidden away within Salesforce. (not exactly user friendly) data good as of 07 Feb 2021 Original link: … Continue reading

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Scanning Docker containers for vulnerabilities

There have been a few posts in the past few months on how people have scanned docker images on the docker registry and found most have a lot of vulnerabilities. Many in fact have bitcoin miners and other such malware … Continue reading

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