1. 2015-09-16 - Atlas - the authoring system from O'Reilly; Tags: Atlas - the authoring system from O'Reilly
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    Atlas - the authoring system from O'Reilly

    Atlas is a wiki-like, git-managed authoring platform for creating books. http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000065/ch01.html

    Some of the features of Atlas are as follows:

    • Simple markup = Atlas supports AsciiDoc and, for simpler projects, Markdown.
    • Git backend = If you have a book, you have a git repository and all of the power and convenience that comes with using git version control.
    • Easy book, ebook, and web builds = Atlas lets you build your project in four formats at any time: Mobi (for the Kindle), EPUB (for most other ebook platforms), PDF (for print), and HTML (for the web). Atlas also gives you tools to debug your ebook formats so that you can identify and fix problems quickly.
    • An invitation system = Add collaborators to your project at any time by simply sending an invite.
    • Flexible writing options = You can write directly within Atlas, but if writing in a web browser is not for you, no problem. Just use git to clone your book to a local machine and write in the text editor of your choice.
  2. 2015-08-20 - Emoji cheat sheet; Tags: Emoji cheat sheet
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    Emoji cheat sheet

    Emoji are the ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and Web pages, the use of which is spreading outside Japan. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means “picture” (e) + “character” (moji). Using github, dokuwiki, there are available for content editing. Some of the emoji codes are not super easy to remember, so here is a little cheat sheet.

  3. 2015-08-11 - Health status symbols for Monitoring; Tags: Health status symbols for Monitoring
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    Health status symbols for Monitoring

    Currently I work on visualizing the health of components, nodes and web-services. Therefore respective components expose their status with a health-check. For a Restful Webservice a simple ping request (simple GET with Status-code 200) is ok. A more advanced technique would be response with a brief summary of status and version. This status I want to illustrate with an appropriate symbol.

    My sole requirement: It has to be simple. I was thinking about using Font Awesome, but therefore you need to include the library. I found this beautiful webpage - http://www.sabinanore.com/design/html-special-symbols/ - , which gives me exactly what I needed and more. I can use following HTML codes, that are also compatible with markdown. I have added the link to http://graphemica.com/, with additional information how that they can also be used in Python, Ruby, Java, etc. If you need to use different color, to distinguish the status better, I added the green symbol.

    Symbol Meaning Code
    💓 Healthy beating heart
    💔 Unhealthy broken heart
    💚 Healthy green heart
    💤 Sleeping sleeping