Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
Matrix and Element: Matrix Web UI

Matrix and Element: Matrix Web UI

Published Nov 14, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Element is already the client I use in Android. However, they have Clients for all OSes, including a self-hosted one that includes running in Kubernetes.

Immich: OS Photo and Video Sharing

Immich: OS Photo and Video Sharing

Published Nov 9, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Immich is a fully open-source project for “Self-Hosted” “Photos and Videos” that supports web and mobile devices. It was created (and maintained) by Alex Tran. In fact, I think it’s so good, I bo...

Matrix Synapse: Federated Open-Source Messaging

Matrix Synapse: Federated Open-Source Messaging

Published Nov 7, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Matrix is an open protocol for decentralized, secure communications. Basically, a federated method of chatting with rooms and channels - like a marriage of Mastodon and Slack.

Strapi part 2: GraphQL and Content Management

Strapi part 2: GraphQL and Content Management

Published Nov 2, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Earlier this week we looked into setting up an on-prem Strapi instance. The whole reason for a Content Management System (CMS) is to, well, store some content.

Strapi: OS CMS

Strapi: OS CMS

Published Oct 31, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Strapi is a CMS that has been around since 2016. They have both a self hosted and Cloud option. But more importantly, they are based on Open-Source and free to setup and run yourself, should you ...

On-Prem Upgrades: Harbor, Uptime, Rundeck

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Published Oct 26, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Harbor CR has moved up a lot since we last installed it nearly a year ago.

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