Author Archives: DocDock

don’t forget to periodically vote with your wallet

I don’t usually purchase any Windows software as I am a “Linux” guy.  I guess it makes sense as most Windows software packages wouldn’t work on your distribution even with a lot of prayers and the most current version of … Continue reading

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Wireless Access point – EDIMAX

I don’t really feel the need to pimp out various hardware manufacturers but we just recently moved and our wireless network no longer reached all of the rooms. The goal was to have seamless internet across the apartment without having … Continue reading

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AWS – Autoscaling

The cloud isn’t really the cloud without some additional functionality beyond the ability of creating a virtual machine to run your software. The cloud isn’t just somebody else’s data center either.  A short definition might be. A Cloud solution is … Continue reading

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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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