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Hacker’s Guide to Installing OpenShift Container Platform 3.9

By on Apr 10, 2018 in Article

  Background My problem, like most technologists, is that I only have a slice of my time to dedicate toward acquiring and maintaining knowledge about any given technology, product, project, tool, platform, etc. Split that with the fact that almost every CIO is preaching that we, as technologists, need to be closer to the business, and our time gets even...

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A Comparison of Linux Container Images

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Article

  Background Going back to basics, there are two major parts of an operating system – the kernel and the user space. The kernel is a special program executed directly on the hardware or virtual machine – it controls access to resources and schedules process. The other major part is the user space – this is the set of files, including...

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Getting Ninja with Runc

By on Jul 28, 2017 in Article

Background Have you ever tried to get runc to work? Did you have that WTF moment where you were like, this is weird, and annoying, and why do I even need to know this? When, I use docker, everything just works. Well, I am here to help. Why might you want to get ninja with Runc? Well, like any good hacker, because it helps you understand how all of the pieces fit...

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How to Buy a Used Linux Container

By on Jul 22, 2017 in Article

How do you buy a used Linux container? A quick search of “how to buy a shipping container” will turn up a wealth of information, especially how to evaluate used ones. While all analogies are imperfect, this one is pretty good and it does highlight an interesting problem – basically, any Linux container image over a minute old is used in the...

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