• 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 if you are enjoying it go for it. It speaks about how becoming good or […]

  • 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 Vagrant cheat sheet article to be updated over time as I add more to it […]

  • 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 to simplify the software configuration management of virtualizations in order to increase development productivity. Vagrant […]

  • How to use Oracle Database Docker Image to Supercharge your DevOps Learning

    What is Docker? Docker is a set of platform as a service (PaaS) products that use OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers. Containers are isolated from one another and bundle their own software, libraries and configuration files; they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels. Because all of the containers share […]

  • 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 is a collection of interviews of people that have featured on the Tim Ferris Show. […]

  • 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 lot only to burn out and months and months when I haven’t blogged at all. […]

  • 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 because I will require this information in the future so a blog post provides reference […]

  • 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 artists”. Sivers creates CD Baby to sell his music. Anything You Want describes 40 lessons […]