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AWS – Your own machine image

Until you start to actually use Amazon storage (elastic block store) you end up repeating yourself a lot getting your machine images into a working state.  This  might be something really simple such as adding your world class html code … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up EC2

Elastic compute cloud A EC2 – an elastic compute cloud – is just a simple virtual machine.  Amazon does have a lot of really interesting ways of using virtual machines to solve problems.  The first step is to create an … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up a VPC

I would rather talk about the actual compute engine (EC2) but that oddly enough you need a network before you can really create one.  Rather than talking about the default VPC I will discuss about the networking a bit right … Continue reading

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AWS – Cloud computing with Amazon

I recently started looking at cloud computing by looking at OpenStack.  OpenStack allows you to take a lot of common hardware and create your own cloud server on your own hardware.  Once the software is setup it is easy for … Continue reading

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Customer advocacy or just smarting off without consequences

Don’t ever dare Murphy’s law. I guess I did put the hit out on our washing machine by bragging how old it was.  Within weeks, it broke. We have children and cannot be without a wash machine for more than … Continue reading

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using docker

Although docker does have quite a few command options a small subset is all you need for general usage.  The number of individual tasks you need is limited the following. download an image run the image remove the image build … Continue reading

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lightweight virtualization – docker

Virtual machines can allow you better utilize the resources or make it possible to run multiple incompatible versions of the same software or even different operating systems. Virtual machines sound like the perfect solution, instead of a server that runs … Continue reading

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Support your favorite …

The open source community is an amazing place.  No matter what software you want there is an extremely good chance that it exists. You can use Gimp for manipulating graphic images, LibreOffice or Apache Office for word processing, piviti for … Continue reading

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fighting the last war – playing Blu-ray movies on Linux

How exactly did the product meeting go. We never had a graphical desktop and so lets just continue on with a 25 x 80 character green text only screen, the customer always loved those. Today a personal computer or even … Continue reading

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The perception of power (of 9 volts)

When travelling I want to arrive at my destination ontime and unhurt.  I do appreciate that the world’s governments are just as interested and do take steps to ensure that dangerous people don’t hijack the plane or even worse. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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