Blocking Ads While Tethered

If you’ve ever used your cell phone to give your laptop an internet connection (a.k.a. tethering), then you know how valuable bandwidth is. Exceed that bandwidth and your facing additional charges for you cell phone plan. So how do you maximize your bandwidth? One of the simplest ways is to block ads on the sites that you visit.

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Kibana in a Docker Container not Responding

I’ve been experimenting lately with the Elastic Stack, Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana, from Elastic, for a few weeks now. I ran into a problem with Kibana running away and becoming unresponsive, so I decided to give it a try running the three in Docker containers. If you’re following the official documentation, getting Elasticsearch up and running properly is pretty straight forward, but not so much with Logstash and Kibana (they seem straight forward, but there’s a little bit missing from […]

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YAML Gotchas

YAML is seeing an increase in usage for configuration files. While this is good, there are a few things to watch out for. I will add to this list as I come across, or hear of, more things to watch out for. Indentation Matters (A LOT) Much like Python, indentation matters a lot in YAML. Best practice is to use spaces and not tabs, which to me is more of a pain than it needs to be. That being said, […]

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