No more Compulsory Routers - Routerfreiheit bei NetCologne

tl;dr: this post is about the free choice of routers to be used on home broadband connections in Germany. Since August 1st, a new law enables customers to receive credentials for the DSL connections as well as for VoIP services in order to use end devices (i.e. routers) of their choice. Since all of the following information are specific to one German local provider, NetCologne, the rest of the post is in German.

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Report generator for Logstash parse failures

Since quite some I'm using Logstash (actually the whole ELK stack) for collecting, enriching and storing log events from various servers and applications.

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Easily check SSL certificates on websites

Here is a simple script to quickly get an overview of the SSL certificates used on various websites, e.g. to check expiration or issuer. For me, this helped a lot while migrating website certificates to Let’s Encrypt.

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Windows binary for libgit2 0.22.2 (UPDATE: 0.23.2 available)

I recently needed a Windows binary of libgit2 to build some Geany code against the library. Since I could not find any reliable and trustworthy source for Windows builds of libgit2, I had to compile it myself. In order to save others from this, I want to publish the result.

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