Ansible Container usage

Greg told me at AnsibleFest that we don’t know how many users Ansible Container has. PyPI no longer directly provides information about downloads. Except… I recently stumbled upon this blog post which talks about getting download stats for PyPI packages using Google BigQuery. So let’s do that!

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My GitHub pull request workflow

My colleague recently asked me how to correctly handle pull requests. Here’s how I’m doing it.

Everything starts with forking a repository so you can push your changes to your personal fork and then submit them as a pull request. So head over to the GitHub repository and hit the Fork button.

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Producing up-to-date container images

Even though Docker Hub supports automated builds — triggering builds when you push to a git repository, you still need to actually push to your git repository in order to get the image build. That is pretty tedious, to just update versions and run tests to verify it works. It would be much simpler to let it update itself automatically and just resolve issues.

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Removing messages with notmuch

Disclaimer: this is very likely not safe, use it at your own risk, I don’t account for any harm.

So you can’t remove messages with notmuch:

While notmuch does not support, nor ever will, the deleting of messages...

That’s a fact. But what if it could help you with that? A lot actually.

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Non-blocking stdin with python using epoll

I was playing with epoll and was curious whether I can use it to monitor sys.stdin. The biggest issue was that is blocking and I had no way to figure out whether I read the descriptor fully or not (making the epoll useless pretty much). Until I changed it to non-blocking with fcntl.

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LinuxCon ContainerCon Europe 2016

Here are my assorted notes from some ${subject} talks.

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Flock 2016: my notes

Last week we were at Flock 2016 which was held in Krakow, Poland. Awesome event, lots of news, great people, plenty of conversations and fun.

Here is a list of my notes:

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