DM on GitLab Slack: I need your DNS skills!

How to start a good story? Uh oh. I used to actively maintain DNS infrastructures from 2009-2012 at the University of Vienna, only ops troubleshooting since then. Ok ... let's see. I am located near Nuremberg, Brendan joins from Maryland. Dummy check in the browser - works for me. Probably not…

3. #everyonecancontribute Kaeffchen

This week we welcomed 3 new guests into our lovely German coffee chat: Michael, Marcel and Niclas! everyonecancontribute 2.0As we want to make everyonecancontribute.com our home as well as keep the lovely demo with Tanuki, Clippy & Rainbow-Octocat, we talked a bit about website hosting and organisation. The…

2. #everyonecancontribute Kaeffchen

Lately this iterative conversation happened in our technical evangelism team chat: Let's do a hangout on the latest tech!We have so little German content, let's try this language to break the barrier and insecure feeling English may cause.Record and stream it for everyone.Make it a social event,…

Did you read the news today?

I'm busy. Too busy to read the news today. More work than I ever anticipated when joining GitLab. #allremote works for me, and I am not doing extra hours or going weekend routes. "Work" provides me with satisfaction and fun, I invest passion and energy and get so much back…

1. Everyone Can Contribute Käffchen

This is a German coffee chat virtually hosted by me. Inspired by https://www.everyonecancontribute.com/ Wann: Jeden Mittwoch, 17:00 Uhr CEST. Vielleicht auch mal später, einfach auf Twitter folgen und fragen. Wer: Du und Michael Friedrich, Nico Meisenzahl, Carsten Köbke, Moritz Tanzer, Nicolai Buchwitz Wo: Zoom bei Michi.…

Dark mode for the Web IDE in GitLab

The Web IDE is fully integrated into the GitLab workflow: Edit/upload a fileWrite and code with advanced syntax highlighting & tools tipsCommit the change, create a branch and Merge RequestCI/CD feedback on the right, no context switchesThis really works well and has improved my workflows ever since. The…

dotfiles - Document and automate your Macbook setup

Why dotfiles When I first started working on Windows, Linux and macOS many years ago, there was this steep learning curve. Not everything on the system had a good default for improved productivity, often tools were missing to create your own work environment. At first glance, I started writing blog…