Configure client time zone in Dockerized Splunk

When you use the official Splunk Docker container the default configuration is that the UI shows time in the UTC time zone. This can be quite confusing if you are not actually in that particular time zone (or deal with daylight saving time....) Fortunately Splunk allows you to select the…

Don't be PASVe with Docker

Today I've had the interesting challenge to help Ester trying to figure out why a Specflow test wasn't behaving as it should. Of course the test ran fine in the CI pipeline but locally, no joy. Some background The application that this test is for generates a file from data…

NDC Oslo - Conference day 1 - part 2

All right, a bit of sleep and a lot of coffee, NDC day 2 is about to kick off so I've got a little bit of time to continue with the recap of day 1. When feature flags go bad This talk by Edith Harbaugh (@Edith_H) followed nicely on…

NDC Oslo - Conference day 1

I don't think I've ever seen a conference open this way. Everybody gathered on the exhibition floor around a stage in the center with a massive screen hanging above it with a countdown timer. When the timer ran out we could hear the intro of the Dire Straits song "Money…

NDC Oslo - Workshop days

After arriving in Oslo on Sunday and doing the touristy walkabout through the city, Monday saw the start of the Designing Microservices workshop by Sam Newman. Now personally I've been waiting for a good opportunity to jump on the microservices bandwagon for some time now and joining this workshop is…