How To set limit on systemd services

This is a cookbook style on how to set a limit (ulimit style) on your custom services that is managed by systemd. Usecase Why would you want to do something like this? You might be running on a small server (or instance if you are using cloud services) and want to prevent your application from…

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Minix anyone?

I was cleaning my collection of documents, software…. ok, boxes and boxes of books, manuals, floppies, QIC tapes, DAT tapes and 8mm tapes…. When I found a box of and here is what’s inside the box. Wow, that brings back memories.

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NordicTrack exercise equipment tablet

Link to Wiki on Reddit for NordicTrack android tablet.https://www.reddit.com/r/nordictrackandroid/comments/qt4d1h/wiki_link/ Link to the manual for the android tablet (made by Walinda OEM)https://blog.tinle.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/OMCNTMC17-3259375.pdf

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Interesting tech news today

The Wayback Machine (aka Internet Archive) Watch a video on the history of the Internet Archive. Massive Twitch hack Source code and creator payouts part of massive hack. https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/6/22712250/twitch-hack-leak-data-streamer-revenue-steam-competitor

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Site Reliability Engineer Training

LinkedIn has open sourced their SRE online training materials. This is a wonderful gesture from LinkedIn. It will be useful to both those wanting to enter the SRE field or learn more it. I think it is also a nice way to round out the fuzzy areas for practicing SREs. What I mean is that…

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HOW-TO customize Grafana legend/label

A question that I’ve seen asked many time on the web is people asking how to shorten their Grafana legend/label. E.g. using hostname as a legend will usually return the full FQDN, which can be too long if you have many hosts and make a mess of your panel. Lots of searching show people having…

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Learning from Operational mistakes

In the world of Ops, it’s always good to learn from mistakes. It’s not good enough that we solved a problem (*fix*), but we must also do a post-mortem to understand what went wrong (*root cause*), what can we do to prevent it in the future (*long term solution*). I am of the opinion that…

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