Set up wireguard connection on Ubuntu to FritzBox

For some time now, AVM’s various FritzBox models support Wireguard for VPN connections but until now I used tradidional IPSec tunnels. After reinstalling my notebook I couldn’t make the IPSec connection work again, so I thought I might as well switch to the supposedly more performant Wireguard method. Setup in the FritzBox is very easy, …

Merging more than 8 Monos with Reactor

My current project uses the reactive programming paradigm. I don’t have much experience with it, but over the past months I found my way around it. One service that I’m currently working on needs to retrieve different data from other services to generate an excel export. Every call that the service makes returns a Mono …

Changing my domain registrar

A few days ago I received an email from my domain registrar Fritz Managed IT, a small local IT company. They were going to raise domain prices. My domain has always been fairly expensive compared to a standard tld domain, but I wasn’t very concerned about the fact. When I read the mail, however, I …

Locally ignoring changes with Git

It’s one of those little problems that I’ve been having over and over during my whole career: You have some local changes in your working tree, but you don’t want to commit them in the end. The files should be in version control, so .gitignore is not the solution. You promise yourself to be careful …

Intellij HTTP client: semi-automatic authentication

I’m a fan of the http client delivered as part of Intellij and I have been using it in many customer projects to quickly invoke service endpoints. Implementing requests is often faster than using other standalone tools like Postman and since it’s part of my prefered IDE there’s almost no friction using it. Service endpoints …