• End-to-end docker-compose example for Elastic Stack 6 beta

    Source: https://github.com/derickson/docker-es I took a few minutes this morning and updated my end-to-end docker example of the Elastic stack to the 6.0 beta1 which released this week. There are new official docker images for the 6.0 betas for Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Filebeat (the last of which I have not...

  • Label-based Access Control in Elasticsearch

    I have a beer dashboard, what if not all that personal information is ‘safe for work’ ? RBAC is great, but doesn’t fit the security policies I deal with at work. HIPAA, Financial Services portfolio management, and multi-tenanted SaaS products all generate data that is sensitive enough to deserve Mandatory...

  • Magic Mirror Part 2

    The completed project along with a screenshot of the software display behind my Magic Mirror In part one of my D.I.Y. Magic Mirror blog post I showed the software setup of custom modules for the excellent MagicMirror project. This post I’ll show the final hardware build out. Basic software architecture....

  • 2016 Quantified Year in Review

    At the beginning of the year I set out on a Quantified Self challenge. Some tracking activities dropped off after only a few weeks (like movie and tv tracking). I blame the manual entry required during couch time when I don’t feel like pulling out my phone. On the other...

  • Laptop Sticker Chaos

    The job has been stressful. I’ve been taking a few things too seriously. I visted some awesome dev and ops shops this week in New York City and by comparison I realized my laptop matched my demeanor. It is time to up my laptop sticker game. Since Elastic{on} 2016 I’ve...