Do you ever forget to push your git commits?

The title of this post is a rhetorical question. At least I think it is. Or I like to think it is. What I can say with certainty is that I forgot my fair share of pushes. 😅 Sometimes I was the one tripping over my own mistake (Why is that commit not live? Ah, because the pipeline did not run. Because I did not push. facepalm). Sometimes my colleagues had to find out. [Read More]
git  linux 

Notifications for failed cron jobs

Every few years when I setup a new computer I stumble over the same question: "How do I get notified of failed cron jobs again?". It is pretty simple, but as I tripped over it again today, here is a little write-up so I do not have to google this again. Or potentially I will and then hopefully this post will turn up in the search results.😉 As cron is an old program from the days where the server use case was the predominant one, it will send emails with the output it's jobs will produce. [Read More]
cron  linux 

Thinkpad Ultra Dock Annoyances

Just a few days ago I finally fixed an annoyance with my Thinkpad T460p and the Ultra Dock: Removing the laptop from the Dock results in it going into hibernation. Then after opening the lid it does not switch the built in screen back on. This turns out to be easy to fix. Undocking and docking leads to a lot of events which can be observed by a simple sudo acpi_listen The event that seems to be the most promising is used as a trigger to correct the display settings. [Read More]