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  • Himawari-8 Live Background in i3

    Himawari-8 provides free live feed images (every 10 minutes) from geostationary orbit. I’ve put together a small script to get it as a “live wallpaper” in i3. You can get the one-line script on github: https://github.com/aymenfurter/i3-himawari-bg The endresult looks stunning:

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  • Looking Glass

    No, I’m not talking about Mozilla’s newest mass-roll-outed Mr Robot Addon. Looking Glass is a linux app developed by Geoffrey McRae of HostFission. It lets you relay frames rendered within a virtual machine (with a Pass-through GPU) to the host machine in a very fast fashion. It also handles mouse and keyboard input. The setup […]

  • projects
  • Upscale Photos using Neural Enhance online

    Neural Enhance is a fantastic Machine Learning Showcase. It let’s you upscale photos by ‘inventing’ details using machine learning. Neural Enhance provides a docker container for easy deployment. However, for non-technical people (with slow computers) this might be a bit tricky. That’s the reason why I created a web app which lets you use the basic functionality […]

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  • Pushing Data to Elastic Search in Apache Camel

    There are several options how to push data from within a camel route to elastic search. If your goal is to additionally pipe your data which goes through a route into Elastic, the Wire Tab Integration Pattern comes in handy. Camel-http4 & Camel-Jackson This option is my personal preference. For everything but POCs / prototyping, I recommend this approach. […]

  • soa
  • Visualize Talend Service Activity Monitoring using SAMvisual

    The subscription version of Talend ESB comes with so called “Event Logging“.  Event Logging can give you valuable insight into the activity of your platform. Especially if you also use Service Activity Monitoring (In Short: SAM) – In combination with Elastic Search and Kibana. However, the feature set lacks some kind of “High Level Visualization”, showing the web service flows across […]

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  • RescueBomb – A multiplayer “Bomberman” / “Rescue the princess” game. Written in Java and Vanilla Javascript

    This year, PRODYNA hosted a company-internal Hackathon. All employees of our branch (Switzerland) were divided into teams of three to four members. The teams then received a couple of tasks. One of this task was the creation of a simple game. The required features were: Maze Generation and a controllable player character with a ‘goal’ […]

  • security
  • Reviewing SSH Activity using Elastic Search / Kibana

    Keeping an eye on your server’s SSH activity from time to time is recommended. I created a dashboard using Kibana/Elastic Search to quickly review and potentially identify any suspicious activity. It is available on github (https://github.com/aymenfurter/kibana-sshactivity/). It is split into two sections. One sections gives you the general SSH Activity (e.g. failed login attemps). The […]

  • soa
  • Orchestration on Talend ESB using Apache Camel & Apache CXF

    Orchestration is a key feature of every modern ESB. According to wikipedia, the definition goes: Orchestration is the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of computer systems, middleware, and services When we are talking about SOA, Orchestration means usually to simplify multiple webservice calls – which may or may not depend on each other – behind an easy-to-use […]