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Musical Fun with Disturbed and a 7-String

Because all work and no play makes Jack, or in this case Eric, a dull boy, I decided to try out a quick experiment.  I’ve used a combination of some ear training, and Camtasia to make this a fun project. I’m a fan of somewhat heavier music, and Disturbed recently came out with a new album.  I decided to learn …

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Don’t Throw out that Spinning Disk Purchase Order Yet

Wait, what? Isn’t Flash the only future? Isn’t cloud-native the only way to develop applications? Isn’t [future of IT product] the only real solution? It’s time for a quick little health check on the IT ecosystem. Before we start, I have to admit that I do lean forward with regards to technology. The reason is that I’ve witnessed countless technologists …

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Rancher Part 4:  Using the Catalog Example with GlusterFS

As promised, it’s time to get to the catalog goodness. Since GlusterFS hasn’t gotten enough love from me lately, it’s time to bring that into the process as part of my Rancher demo. The goal with this exercise is to spin up a GlusterFS environment and to expand it using the built-in capabilities provided by the catalog. Deploying an Application …

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Rancher Part 3:  Adding the DockerHub to our Rancher Registry

So far in the series, we’ve covered installing your Rancher instance on Ubuntu, and attaching Rancher to the Docker host on Ubuntu. Next up we want to be able to stretch our wings a bit and add some other container images. Rather than downloading the images individually and having to then work from a local instance, Rancher allows us to …