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  • TIL: multiple git-identities on one machine

    Turns out you can have multiple Git identities alongside each other on one Machine without needing to set them locally for each repository! It still involves multiple .gitconfig files, but it’s a lot less work than configuring an endless amount of repos! First, set the global config like this: Now in ~/AOE/.gitconfig I configure the […]

  • Setting up a MacBook from scratch for the first time in 8 years

    Oh boy, did I not think about a lot of stuf… For the past 8 or so years I’ve always used my work MacBook for all things dev, including private development. I’ve spent a lot of time setting up and changing my zsh, and later fish, configs, configuring iTerm, trying out different themes, … you […]

  • A new chapter

    In January 2014, I joined Synoa in its founding days as a Web Developer, focused on Magento 1 and WordPress at the time. Now, 9 years later, I decided it’s time to move on. I’m super exited to say that as of April 2023 I’ve joined AOE as a DevOps Engineer! 🥳

  • Unpinned dependencies just broke my plugin

    Hello and welcome to a little recap! My 11ty MermaidJS plugin was just broken by MermaidJS release 10.0 because they no longer provided a minified JavaScript bundle and instead only provide a ESM module. My plugin was referencing https://unpkg.com/mermaid/dist/mermaid.min.js by default for including the javascript code, but with version 10 this now leads to a […]

  • TIL: One-line list manipulation in Python

    In Python there’s a one-line syntax for iterating over elements of a list. I’ve always found it looked kind-of odd, and as I need to look it up all the time I decided to write a little TIL on this blog about it. There are more powerful one-liners documented on the Python Wiki.

  • Publishing and building a static website on GitHub Pages

    A week ago or so I finally launched a small website I’ve been working on for quite some time: kevin.gimbel.dev/ops – it’s a colourful static website showing some of the technologies I’ve worked with in the past years since I began doing DevOps full time. The website is built with 11ty and published with GitHub […]

  • Back to basics: WordPress!

    If you’re a regular (LOL) on this website you may have noticed that literally everything is different and all old content is gone as well. Sorry about that! I’ve moved my website from a static webpage made with 11ty to a WordPress powered site again because I’ve noticed over the past years that Markdown-based solutions […]

  • Hello, world!

    The classic first blog post. This post marks the move to WordPress. All content before this one is from my old 11ty based website.

  • How to extend and reuse configs in Gitlab CI

    When I began using Gitlab CI the first thing I wanted to know was how to reuse configs. I know that we’ll have changing requirements at work and that we’ll have hundreds of repositories using basically-the-same configurations so I wanted to make sure we’d have a central place to make changes to these. I found […]

  • TIL: Replace git URLs in Gitlab CI

    When working with Gitlab as a storage for Terraform or Ansible modules you probably access them using SSH, like git@gitlab.instance:group/project.git. This has the advantage that authentication is done using SSH keys and everybody on your team can access the repositories just like they’d do when cloning on the terminal – no need for entering passwords during […]

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