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Dustin Kirkland
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+Docker, Alpine, +Ubuntu, and You!  http://j.mp/1msItQ3
There's no shortage of excitement, controversy, and readership, any time you can work "Docker" into a headline these days. Perhaps a bit like "Donald Trump", but for CIO tech blogs and IT news -- a real hot button. Hey, loo...
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Slides from my #SCALE14x talk -- adapt install [anything] -- New magic with #LXD on +Ubuntu  http://j.mp/1ROrDZy
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Rather than rambling with supposition and conjecture, let's take a data driven approach to considering /tmp on tmpfs in +Ubuntu.  In this article, we perform a statistical analysis of 502 production servers (virtual and physical) running real workloads on Ubuntu, hosting ubuntu.com, launchpad.net, and hundreds of other services millions of people depend upon.
tl;dr Put /tmp on tmpfs and you'll improve your Linux system's I/O, reduce your carbon foot print and electricity usage, stretch the battery life of your laptop, extend the longevity of your SSDs, and provide stronger secur...
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I just read an interesting, entertaining, sci-fi adventure story, told across an epic length of space and time.  It happens to have been written by a friend of ours ;-)  I hope you'll check it out and enjoy!
After wandering for centuries, Rob is tracked down to Portland, Oregon by another immortal. Discovering they're not alone in the world, they explore their powers and histories. However, their origin haunts them, threatening to destroy the planet. Intercession is a 218-page science-fiction book by Nyneve Ransom. Follow Intercession on Inkshares.
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+Ubuntu​ is killing it in the Cloud
Microsoft might have set an ambitious goal of pushing Windows 10 to 1 billion devices. But one OS that is doing wonders in the cloud, desktop, mobile, and IoT segment is Ubuntu. This Debian-based open source OS has been on a roll ever since IaaS has become mainstream to run [...]
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#etcd #ubuntu #snappy #raspberrypi #go

Building a 4 node etcd cluster on Raspberry Pi using Snappy Ubuntu Core and Docker

During this christmas break I have been working on building a small Raspberry Pi cluster running etcd. The project is described in the article linked below.

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Docker, Alpine, Ubuntu, and You
There's no shortage of excitement, controversy, and readership, any time you can work "Docker" into a headline these days.  Perhaps a bit like "Donald Trump", but for CIO tech blogs and IT news -- a real hot button.  Hey, look, I even did it myself in the t...
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adapt install [anything]
As always, I enjoyed speaking at the SCALE14x event, especially at the new location in Pasadena, California! What if you could adapt a package from a newer version of Ubuntu, onto your stable LTS desktop/server? Or, as a developer, what if you could provide...
As always, I enjoyed speaking at the SCALE14x event, especially at the new location in Pasadena, California! What if you could adapt a package from a newer version of Ubuntu, onto your stable LTS desktop/server? Or, as a deve...
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very interesting, can you do a downloaded deb with these as well? Just commandline tools for now or can you set it up to display. Awesome that your source built so easy - here is some builds for others - https://code.launchpad.net/~mateo-salta/+recipe/adapt-daily
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Data Driven Analysis: /tmp on tmpfs
tl;dr Put /tmp on tmpfs and you'll improve your Linux system's I/O, reduce your carbon foot print and electricity usage, stretch the battery life of your laptop, extend the longevity of your SSDs, and provide stronger security. In fact, we should do that by...
tl;dr Put /tmp on tmpfs and you'll improve your Linux system's I/O, reduce your carbon foot print and electricity usage, stretch the battery life of your laptop, extend the longevity of your SSDs, and provide stronger secur...
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Intercession -- Check out this book
https://www.inkshares.com/projects/intercession A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine (who now works for Canonical ) bought a book recommended in a byline in Wired magazine.  The book was called Daemon , by Leinad Zeraus .  I devoured it in one sitti...
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If this picture doesn't scare the shit out of you, then you haven't been paying attention.
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You're so right about being scared. The purple tie. The pointing. The forced smiles. OMG. And that horrible lamp!
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More people use Ubuntu than anyone actually knows
“It Doesn't Look Like Ubuntu Reached Its Goal Of 200 Million Users This Year” , says Michael Larabel of Phoronix , in a post that it seems he's been itching to post for months . Why the negativity?!? Are you sure? Did you count all of them? No one has.  And...
“It Doesn't Look Like Ubuntu Reached Its Goal Of 200 Million Users This Year”, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix, in a post that it seems he's been itching to post for months. Why the negativity?!? Are you sure? Did you count ...
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+Alison Chaiken I believe BSD is used to power their CDN. Linux/Ubuntu power their web services from what they've posted.
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
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    CTO, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
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    Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2008 - 2011
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Dustin Kirkland is an Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical, helping extend Ubuntu's tradition of leadership as a scalable, enterprise cloud computing platform and guest.

Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs.  Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of ByobuDivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.  Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and his two Australian Shepherds, Aggie and Tiger.

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An Open Letter to Google Nest (was: OMG, F*CKING NEST PROTECT AGAIN!)
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It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. I am, again, awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spite

Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015
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Canonical is delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015, a Linux Foundation event in Seattle next week, August 17-19, 2015. It's quite exciting

The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in...
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The Golden Ratio is one of the oldest and most visible irrational numbers known to humanity. Pi is perhaps more famous, but the Golden Ratio

Container-to-Container Networking: The Bits have Hit the Fan!
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A thing of beauty If you read my last post, perhaps you followed the embedded instructions and ran hundreds of LXD system containers on your

Capitol Reef and the Goblins
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I got up early on the 20th to make a somewhat challenging drive for the RV towards Capitol Reef National Park. I wanted to avoid traffic as

snappy vs.apt-get Ubuntu Matrix
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With the recent introduction of Snappy Ubuntu, there are now several different ways to extend and update (apt-get vs. snappy) multiple flavo

"Sexy" rhymes with "LXC"
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Say it with me, out loud. Lex. See. Lex-see. LXC. Now, change the "see" to a "dee". Lex. Dee. Lex-dee. LXD. Easy! Earlier this week, here in

Apply updates to multiple systems simultaneously using Byobu and Shift-F9
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A StackExchange question, back in February of this year inspired a new feature in Byobu, that I had been thinking about for quite some time:

An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Age...
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Before Greedo shot first... Before a troubled young Darth Vader braided his hair... Before midiclorians offered to explain the inexplicably

Dream a little dream (in a dream within another dream) with me!
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What would you say if I told you, that you could continuously upload your own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web apps into an open source Plat

(Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
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Lean. Agile. Svelte. Lithe. Free. That's how we roll our operating systems in this modern, bountiful era of broadly deployed virtual machine

Learn Byobu in 10 minutes while listening to Mozart
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If you're interested in learning how to more effectively use your terminal as your integrated devops environment, consider taking 10 minutes

My SxSW Interactive 2014 Recap
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Overview: a Mega Conference SxSW is basically 3 enormous, loosely related, overlapping conferences -- Interactive, Film, Music -- drawing 25

Random Seeds in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Instances
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Tomorrow, February 19, 2014, I will be giving a presentation to the Capital of Texas chapter of ISSA, which will be the first public present

How I REALLY WISH I could use my Intel NUC
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Ars Technica posed an interesting question back in October:We have an Intel NUC -- what should we do with it? Here's one idea... Of course I

Is privacy really yours?
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I'm trying desperately to hold private my opinions about the latest revelations on the ways and means of modern espionage, its targets, and

Review: Ubuntu and an Intel NUC
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Last week, I posed a question on Google+, looking for suggestions on a minimal physical format, x86 machine. I was looking for something lik

Byobu's Ubuntu Color Scheme for Manpages and Grep
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I've been trying to bring Ubuntu's beautiful color palette to the command line through Byobu, starting with the command prompt, by defining

Byobu T-shirts are here!
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Byobu t-shirts are here! I just received mine in the mail today and I'm really, really pleased with the comfort and quality! Super comfortab