Recent posts

Monit style alerts for Systemd

TL;DR

I created a ruby gem to provide email and slack notifications for Systemd services, which gives visibility over process stops, starts, restarts and reloads. This post documents why and how.

I also need some testers, so if this is relevant to you please give it a go and send the appropriate feedback.

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A baby induced hiatus

I've been completely off the grid for the past two weeks, due to the birth of my first son! Joshua Daniel Cairns was born on April 12th, and it was one of the proudest moments of my life. As a result (and hopefully understandably) my blogging and open source work has taken a back seat. This includes work on Vdebug, which I was hoping to update soon.

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Major updates

Just a quick one to say that I've finally left Wordpress, and replaced it with a completely static site using Jekyll. I've also integrated disqus for my comments, which allowed me to make the transition, due to it being JavaScript based.

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