What it might cost to run a service like Twitch.tv

Today I watched a German reaction video revolving around several unfortunate developments in the gaming industry. Whilst a lot of absolutely valid points were made, one of them was “the server costs of twitch can’t be that relevant to their business”. Now, I’m working in cloud infrastructure and I know, that live video streaming is one of the most expensive digital services you can offer. So I did a bit of research and a few calculations....

2024-02-11 · 6 min · 1083 words · Jan Kapellen

Imposter Syndrome Is Only Toxic to Yourself

I have just watched a video about a narcissist made by somebody exposing that person together with the person the narcissist copied and then had the audacity to hint to her followers on multiple occasions that it is the other way around. The thing I’m taking issue with is not anything the creators in the video are talking about. It’s one of those stupid duty calls moments. It is that @nerdcity at one point in that video - very likely on accident - says the word ‘imposter syndrome’ to describe the behaviour of the narcissistic person....

2023-11-14 · 3 min · 552 words · Jan Kapellen

I did a few things again.

So, a few years ago I made a small flask-app, just to keep myself entertained. This was a few years after I did another minimal webapp in React. Since I just migrated to a new set of servers I thought, I fluff those apps a bit. Bring some color into them, upgrade to the latest versions, fix a few bugs and so on. Now I’ve got a set of interesting applications, all managed in the same flask-container, delivering some features that you might find useful....

2023-08-28 · 4 min · 679 words · Jan Kapellen

File Permissions/Ownership Bug in Docker 20.10.25-0ubuntu1

UPDATE 2023-08-28 The bug is now fixed, you only need to update to the newest version of docker on affected systems! ORIGINAL TEXT Yesterday night I have tried to build a container running a python-application as non-root user and I stumbled onto a bug currently tracked as #2029523. Example Dockerfile: FROM alpine:latest ENV BUSTCACHE=2 RUN adduser -S -D -h /home/test test && ls -al /home/test WORKDIR /home/test COPY --chown=test:nogroup foo.txt foo....

2023-08-20 · 3 min · 491 words · Jan Kapellen

Hello World From Hugo

Hi, This is my first post on my new Hugo website. I’ve relaunched this old PicoCMS page in favor of probably the most used static generator at least in my corner of the internet. I included a few old posts from my old blogger.com blog called ‘iamnodev’, since I am planning on retiring that one. I fiddled a bit with this theme in particular to get things going and I am quite pleased with the results....

2023-08-18 · 1 min · 211 words · Jan Kapellen