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Salt water to Helm Chart's wheel

Flexible way to perform configuration management actions in the Helm chart’s.

We uses years Salt, Chef, Ansible, …​ to do complex configuration steps, but when it came to implement a new feature in Helm Chart app folks once again tend to fall back to bash, curl and the Helm hell templates.


My use-case is simple. I want to update Influxdb chart. and provide way to:

  • create database

  • configure users

  • access right’s

  • continuous_queries

  • retention policies

Quite common stuff when using influxdb. Additionally any lifecycle will need scheduled cron job to prune data etc. which is nothing else then kind of query to the backend.

Common use-case, but what a surprise the Chart did not had these implemented. Not even upstream one. (well google upstream has users + rights but still I was not satisfied.)

Wait, in general these and similar functions we already implemented under "Salt/Chef" tools years ago. miss as well. There must be a huge gap in functions available in what other charts as well.

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Generate your .ssh/config

On ubuntu 16.04 is still an old version of OpenSSH client that don’t support include statement’s on it’s .ssh/config. I manage my dotfiles in git repos and one such is .ssh/config.d. The script below is capable take that repo as source and generate the configuration. …

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How i found hugo

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As my Django site from 2006 or so went recently south I decided to to make it up from scratch. Original apealive.net website Even though I am now pretty solid in DevOps, applying it on low frequency used blog and keeping django running for years it’s overhead. I will rather spend that one with my kids. Sorry loved #django #python ;-(. On the other hand, during the time, I wrote few pages using static generators and Hugo is the latest one I kept an eye on.…

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Meeting our flat again

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With feelings of "just" longer vacation we are back at home country. Adriana noted that it's cold and a minute later paced a question When this Europe vacation ends? Just for all our readers. We are in CR since 25.12. Since that time to Feb 06 we have been staying in our flat over night just for one night. Seems we are still live like an backpackers :-D. Sure there was couple of reasons - meeting friends, pub & beer, meeting friends, pub & beer etc.…

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