Product Review: FitBit Blaze

Smartwatches are worth it. The FitBit Blaze is not.

Are Smartwatches Even Worth Buying?

My experience with smartwatches began with the original kickstarter funded Pebble which I received in March of 2013. Since then, I have considered smartwatches to be a useful accessory that I prefer to have with me as much as possible.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Massively useful while driving

While driving, I can monitor incoming texts, emails, and calls with a simple glance of my wrist. I essentially don't …

Building a Server Monitor: Pyramid Setup

Because doing things manually is lame.

Building a Server Monitor

A few days ago I realized how nice it would be to have a web interface to manage my various servers. So today I'm going to start building one. I'll also be using this as an excuse to try out the Python web framework Pyramid for the first time. As usual, this post will be less of a guide, and more of a record of my fumbling through the void that …

Protecting Sensitive Information in Docker Compose

Protecting sensitive information when using docker-compose files in a public repository.

Hide Yo Passwords!

If you have multiple containers in a swarm service, this won't be the path for you. If you do have a docker swarm service, check out docker secrets.

I however, don't have a swarm, and I don't see any benefit in converting my setup into a swarm of size one, as the docker secret docs offer as a suggestion. So instead, I'll be using good ol' environment variables. The problem however, …