DockerCon EU 18 – Monitoring Docker Containers in Swarm mode

At DockerCon EU 18 I held a tech talk about monitoring Docker containers in swarm mode. Since the talk was only 20 minutes, it was not possible to cover all the interesting detail. This article provides some additional information and a tutorial for setting up a simple monitoring infrastructure for swarm mode. You can jump directly to the tutorial here.

The slides from the talk are available here.

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OAuth and OpenID Connect for dummies

To learn more about how and why OAuth 2 works the way it does, I took part in a workshop hosted by curity.io as part of the Nordic APIS summit 2018. The workshop covered the basics of OAuth 2 and OpenID Connect. I have worked a little bit with OAuth 2  before so I knew the basics, but the workshop helped me gain a better understanding of the protocol and the different parts of it.

I have tried to describe the learnings I had from the workshop here both for my reference and it might help others understand OAuth 2 better.

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Email forward for adresses where you do not want an account

If you like me have too many domains for different projects, email accounts get a problem. With any domain comes the responsibility to allow people to get in contact with you. Often I use a webmaster@domain or info@domain email address to enable visitors to contact me.

But At $4 / month for an Amazon Work mail account and $5 / month for a Google suite user maintaining many email accounts gets pricey. Also, it is a hassle to monitor all the accounts.

Often you simply want to have emails forwarded to a single email account, where it is possible to set up filters, and allows you to check mail in a centralized place. For example, have info@datadriven-investment.com be forwarded to frederik@patch.dk which is my primary email account. With minimum set up.

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