Handling signals with Python

When building a Python script that is long running or has to manage some state on termination it is helpful to handle a couple of signals: SIGINT: The signal sent when pressing Ctrl+C SIGTERM and SIGQUIT: Meant to terminate the process, sent by kill and process managers like systemd or supervisord Handling them is possible with Pythons signals library: import signals class SignalHandler: stop = False def __init__(self): # Ctrl+C signal. [Read More]

Hack things together

A little scripting never hurt anybody

Sometimes you have to do a specific task and you are fully capable of doing it manually, however those tasks are also great to flex your muscles and hack something together.

They can be an excellent tool to sharpen your skills with the tools you use regularly, and improve your quick prototyping skills.

In addition, with a couple of iterations, again sharpening an important skill, you could afterwards create a more general purpose tool from a hacky script.

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Enable system extensions on Apple silicon Mac

Think before you enable this, it could be a security risk

  • Shutdown Mac
  • Press and hold the power button until the Recovery Mode menu appears
  • Select Options, then click Continue
  • From the Utilities menu select Startup Security Utility
  • Select your startup disk and click Security Policy
    • Choose Reduced Security
    • Check the option Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers

What to do with your own server

Tools, tips & tricks

What to do with your own server
Now that we have talked about the benefits of running your own server and how to run your own server let’s take a look at some things you could run on your own personal server and some things you should better not. Host a code-server code-server is an open-source application that allows you to run VSCode on your server and access it from any browser. It’s perfect for taking notes or journaling from anywhere, as you can access it from any device with a browser. [Read More]

How to run your own server

There are many ways to run your own server, from setting up a Raspberry Pi on your desk to renting a physical server at a provider.

In this post, we will focus on setting up a virtual server with DigitalOcean, which is one of the easiest ways to get started.

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Benefits of running your own server

Benefits of running your own server

In the world of technology, we are moving further and further away from operating directly on servers, but there are still significant benefits to be gained from running a personal server.

I have been running some kind of personal server for many years now and I strongly believe anyone working in technology can benefit greatly from doing so. Here’s why:

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yamllint error: "invalid config: ignore should contain file patterns"

Setting up a new repository for YAML linting today I was running in a bit of an issue with yamllint. I was using a YAML list to specify ingores, as mentioned in the documentation: ignore: - "*.dont-lint-me.yaml" - "/bin/" - "!/bin/*.lint-me-anyway.yaml" This however did not work with the above mentioned error message. After a lot of debugging I found that they released a new version recently which introduced this feature. [Read More]