Monitoring your Cloud like its 1986

Sep 22, 2018 - 10 minutes
Introduction The Cloud, a digital fronteir, I al- hang on that’s the opening line from Tron… Cloud, the final fron- No that’s Star Trek… Okay so I don’t have an opening line for this… so let’s just get started. Running cloud, and cloud-like systems can be fun, but no matter what kind of system you’re running, your ability to do so is only as good as the monitoring and reporting tools you have in place. Read more ...

How to show text on the screen

Sep 18, 2017 - 11 minutes
Introduction This post was inspired by @alex’s post What happens when. In this post I will attempt to explain in as much detail as I can, how you display text on the screen. We’re not going to take the easy option of using printf, which would simply hand the job directly to the operating system and we forget about it. We want to render our own text on screen, and we’re going to make it more interesting by rendering text that’s a little less straightforward. Read more ...