Transform CentOS to Oracle Linux 7 in 2 Easy Steps

I’ve been meaning to write an article on how to switch from CentOS to Oracle Linux for a while since Red Hat owned by IBM announced its new direction for CentOS, I’ve found myself with a bit of spare time…

Show Your Work

Summary of Show Your Work Show Your Work is a great little book, pretty short you can easily get through it in a couple of hours. It’s about Showing Your Work and how it doesn’t matter what other people think…

Vagrant Cheat Sheet

Some useful commands I have collected to act as a Vagrant cheat sheet for using Vagrant. More for my own reference than anything else but sharing and posting on my blog is always good for each future reference. Expect this…

Puppet Master with Vagrant to Pull your DevOps Strings

What is Vagrant? Puppet Master with Vagrant, but what is Vagrant? Vagrant is an open-source software product by HashiCorp for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments; e.g., for VirtualBox, KVM, Hyper-V, Docker containers, VMware, and AWS. It tries…

Tools of Titans Most Gifted Books

I just finished reading Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris for some reason I thought the book was a brand new release, not sure where I got that idea when I found out it was published in 2016. The book…

Migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

Migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org the time has come! Why I am migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? I’ve had this blog since 2013 and blogged on and off very sporadically over that time. I’ve had months where I blogged a…

Patching Oracle Database on Docker

I wrote this post which details creating an Oracle 19c Database docker image. Following on from this post I will detail the steps required to patch and Oracle 19c Docker image. With most of my technology-related posts, they are written…

Anything You Want

Summary of Anything You Want Derek Sivers a musician disrupts the music industry and creates CD Baby after being turned away from music distributors as “only record labels are allowed to deal with us, we don’t work directly with the…

Atomic Habits

Summary of Atomic Habits Atomic Habits by James Clear is one of those books you see recommended by everyone and after reading I can see why. I started reading the book in November last year but, most of my reading…