Once again, things have been quiet in here, not what I wanted but certainly I am back quicker than I normally have been after a hiatus in the past.
100% lack of time. Since I was last on here I have changed jobs (yes again, I know), so that involved making sure that everything was handed over. The house has had three rooms plastered, one is now complete, one needs skirting boards and sockets wired and the last needs sockets fitted and then the carpet to be delivered and fitted. Throw in Christmas, throw in honeymoon and here we are, just about to hit March.
Don't worry I did complete the book reading, just didn't have the time to finish off the write ups. They will be done and set for release very soon. My usual review and whats ahead will happen, I suspect more towards the end of March but I think I already have a plan of action in place, and I'm looking to follow it, the great thing being, I work closer to home so can do more things, have more energy and I'm already back learning things again!!
More posts coming very soon, I promise
Published at: 2016-02-29 15:57:42
Hello to you all, we are now very much into December and I'm playing catch up with everything. Yes I am a married man, she was daft enough to turn up, it was a great day and I would love to thank every how turned up to celebrate it with us. We are still waiting on the official photographs and I'm sure that once I get them there will be a post so I wont say much more and move straight onto the book review.
This book was put together by Dale Carnegie in the early 20th century, yet, nearly 100 years later an awful lot of it is still as accurate and appropriate now as it was then. Yes, what's is considered acceptable has turned, twisted and morphed and peoples views and acceptance of things is different but much of what he speaks about goes directly to human psyche and behaviour. Much of it ticks boxes that we cannot control. Luckily they have updated something as time has past but much remains as it was originally written. The anecdotes are all very useful, if not sometimes a little bland, to help explain what he means and what the affect it can have.
It is certainly a very interesting book to read. As one of the earliest self help style books out there, to have something still relevant show what effort he must have put into the book in the first place. Its a nice light and easy read and one that gets its point across in such a way that you can remember and act upon it. As there was none of the same level of brain science and electronics in that era as there is today do not expect in depth analysis of why we behave in such ways, just as you get from most modern psychology books, and that is what makes this such a good book. it focuses on what to do and the outcome not the why or how it works.
As it such an easy read and does really make a difference, at least in only making you think about your actions, I say grab a copy and give it a few hours love. You wont regret it in any way
Published at: 2015-12-10 07:25:09
So today, the first of November, is normally the start of a very strange month for me and normally a very busy month.
First off its Nanowrimo. Whats that your asking? More details can be found here.This is national novel writing month, I'm assuming it was just for America when it first started but, as with all things that end up on the internet, it cannot be constrained and is now a big global thing.
The second thing are the autumn internationals. As I have mentioned a few times in the past, I have a lot of Kiwi mates, well a diminishing number as they all keep buggering off back home, but enough that going all over the UK to watch rugby is a sensible things to do.
Finally there is Movember, something that has been an issue because of how dodgy I look with just a tash and the second being the good lady not liking my not saving, yet alone purposely grow something.
SO why, you're all asking, should this month be any different from any other November? Well I am getting married, oh and there was the World cup, mostly the reason why I'm getting married in November and not in October.... ;)
Obviously, Movember is right out of the window this year, I am willing to put up with the persistent nagging of not shaving but actually looking like something somewhere between porn start and a childcatcher not really something I want on the wedding photos for years to come, as much as I want to be able to embarrass the future children that she is already getting excited about.So thats more my choice than any other reason.
With the world cup, nicely filling up September and October that means there are none of the usual internationals this year. After watching nearly all of the matches, think its only fair after how much they have all beaten each other up for the past 6 weeks. I have to say that I think it has been the best world cup so far, so much commitment from every single player in every single team, amateur and professional. Exciting times of seeing the benefits of the IRB pushing to develop the lower teams with Japan beating South Africa and teams like Georgia showing that they could certainly be worth of a place in the 6 (7?) nations tournament, I don't want that as that would be such a big tour, at my age it would hurt.....
So thats two of the normal things out of the way, all but Nanowrimo. While I have signed up, apparently It is law that I spend post wedding week, normally the week that I fire out most of my words with my new wife. While not great for the word score, I can understand and I'm actually looking forward to it but I do love how much more creative I get from pushing myself to write something every day. So this year, I'm still aiming for the 50K but I'm not going to do a novel, that really needs some level of concentration, This year I am aiming to blog and short story write. Some blogs will be technical, all stories will be bloody awful but it is still writing and getting the creative juices flowing.
So thats the plan, lets see how many words I can fire out. Only another thousand today to reach the target, ooooops
Published at: 2015-11-01 17:13:12
CoreOS chosen and installed, as stated in the last post, dont expect it to be quick, I suspect it will depend upon the size of your disk but I kicked it off and went to bed after a few aborted attempts thinking it was doing nothing. A note to the developers, please find a way to tell us something is happening...
Anyway, I can ssh into the machine, I have sudo rights, the command
docker images returns a big list of nothing but as it is returning a big list of nothing I know it running. lets do a check to see all is good
bleachin@coreos1 ~ $ docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
Pulling repository hello-world
Get https://index.docker.io/v1/repositories/library/hello-world/images: dial tcp: lookup index.docker.io: Temporary failure in name resolution
The final sentence "Temporary failure in name resolution", tells me all I need, the machine is not able to look up dns. A qucik check of resolv.conf confirms that that the cloud start file had added the correct name server
yet it cant find anything. CoreOS is a very new operating system and comes with systemd right out of the box. Ahh for the love of everything new all at the same time, Little detour I will be back...
To be continued.....
Published at: 2015-10-27 07:23:19
So, registry all up and running on Linux, information being passed in and out and everything looking very good. One small issue, that computer isn't always on, that computer isn't directly attached to the internet in anyway, I don't spend that much time on that actual computer. Now, if your wanting to use something to save you time, effort and bandwidth, I think all three of those would mark that option as a no go.
So, I decided to starting building the same on my mac. As mac users know, docker isnt quite as easy. Originally, you would start docker, using boot2docker and a small virtual machine instance would be spun up and docker would talk and build on that. As with the Linux version there have been some dramatic changes very recently, the first of which, a tool called kitematic. this is a GUI that would kick off boot2docker and allow you to select an image from the gui, search the hub or attach to your own repos. It is very nice and certainly a great way to get into standing things up quickly in a docker container. Its tagged as beta, there are a few issues I have come accross around the reconnection to the boot2docker instance or killing it off, other than that its very polished and I would recommend it to most. Having said that, its just not for me. I spend so much time in the terminal and anywhere production or development wise I am going to run all my docker directly from the command line and this feels very unnatural and uncomfortable. I might get used to it but I dont really want to. I think that might have been the feed back from many people as even more recently they have released Docker Quick terminal Login. So far I have only managed to get it working correctly twice, so not really something that can be relied upon.
So, once again lots broken and a balance to be had between trying to fix things or working around. Looking at this as an opportunity, another option was chosen. There are a lot of new "container" type operating system that have been created and released fairly recently. These include things such as Ubuntu Snappy, RancherOS, CoreOS and Atomic. Personal belief is that CoreOS is likely to have the most benefit for my future, so thats what I decided to focus on. A look back later at some of the other mentioned options will be a good comparison of each pros and cons.
Installing CoreOS in virtualbox. Pretty easy to do, download the iso and start up the virtual machine. It should auto log you in. Dont get too excited, its not installed just yet you just have a live version of CoreOS running.
The instructions to install can be found here but basically follow the single line command of
coreos-install -d /dev/sda -C stable -c ~/cloud-config.yaml
where the cloud-config.yaml contains, at the very least
- ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDGdByTgSVHq.......
Follow the link above for all the other commands that you can add into that file.
That got me up and running, docker running as well. Now onto the next problem
Published at: 2015-10-25 22:10:15