Tagged: Ubuntu

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware 0

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware

Gather round l’il ones and let old man Jon tell you a little story about the time he learned to never say never. Twas not terribly long ago when he was trying to spin up a fleet of Squid Proxies. Being the hip DevOps guru he is, the proxies were stored safely inside of Docker containers. Those containers were all pulled from the same single source, so they were identical...

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools 0

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools

I’ve been a long time user of VMWare ESXi for my baremetal hypervisor needs. In order for it to function at its best, the recommendation has always been to install the VMWare Tools. On Windows this is an exe and a piece of cake. However on Linux it has always been a gamble.

Ubuntu Edge – Not even close 0

Ubuntu Edge – Not even close

A little over a month ago we talked about the launch of the Ubuntu Edge indiegogo campaign. At that point I was highly skeptical that the campaign would meet the halfway point. Well, last week the funding closed and it was not even close.

Ubuntu Edge – PR ploy or real shot? 0

Ubuntu Edge – PR ploy or real shot?

Earlier today Canonical, the corporate overlords behind Ubuntu, launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge. At a goal of $32 million USD, it is by far the largest crowd funding project I’ve ever heard of. Combine that with a tight deadline of exactly 30 days, Canonical has to raise over $1 million USD per day, for a phone.

AWS SES + Postfix + DKIM 0

AWS SES + Postfix + DKIM

For the last year or so I’ve been using SendGrid to relay all emails coming from my server. I don’t send a lot of emails through the system; it’s mostly notifications from the blog and a few related automated messages. While I like paid version of SendGrid (which I’ve used at work), the free version is lacking a few features and includes an unsubscribe link on emails which is really...