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Finally spotted container tech being used in the wild.

#lxd #docker #containers
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Which one is your house? #heyooo
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Ouch, was it something I said? 
It looks like the purging of spam accounts is ever ongoing.. 
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Most of my followers came from my Gmail account years ago and transferred to this one. I saw thousands of circle adds in a very short time and then plateaued. Since then I've seen dramatic drops mixed with organic growth. The drops I put down to bots or other spam accounts from the early days being cleared out, as this happens with communities frequently.

Obviously the picture doesn't show "dramatic" drops, but it's the biggest in a while.
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Some initial bugs/thoughts on a fresh install of +Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

* Setting the scale for menus and tool bars to 0.875 looks awful. 

* Uninstalling software via the new Software Center will uninstall fine, but only temporarily removes the icon in the list, before then "refreshing" and bringing said icon (plus any others uninstalled) back into the list. Trying to uninstall again generates an error, because it has uninstalled. Only rebooting (not exiting/reopening the SC) will fix the list.

* Installing software through the SC (like a Chrome deb, teamviewer, whatever) will do nothing on the first click of install, and generate a "?" icon in the dock which won't go away until reboot (or killing the PID) on the 2nd click, never installing the deb either way. I resorted to installing the deb(s) over command line.

* The installation of lxd and ZFS went as smooth as butter, and I'm running a few test containers on the laptop with a ZFS backend with no issues.

* 16.04 feels faster than both 15.10 and Elementary OS on the same hardware

* Similarly running commands like apt(-get) update seem faster and output a lot less on the CLI. 
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And it's go time!

#1604 #lts #lxd #containers #snaps #ubuntu
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Ah yes, php was updated to v7. I can't think of anything else off the top of my head though.
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Exciting advancements in #datacentre tech.

Immediately started wondering how I'd run this at home, as I've done in the past with #OpenStack

One day I may have the hardware to run these solutions at scale. #dcnerd
Today Mesosphere announced the open source release of the DC/OS (Datacenter Operating System) Project, backed by dozens of partners including Canonical. DC/OS supplies an operating system model for the datacenter building on the Apache Mesos environment. The DC/OS project is an open source technology and a building ecosystem of more than 50 partners. The project [...]
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A little more info on bash and the Windows subsystem for Linux
Microsoft is revealing more details about how Bash on Windows 10 works, and the company's 'Drawbridge' pico-process work figures prominently.
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I spent a little time today kicking off +Ubuntu 16.04 upgrades on my VMs. 

Normally I'll fresh install where possible as upgrades historically haven't been a guaranteed success on my systems, however with the VMs I had higher hopes because:

1. They're basically vanilla installations with one or two services running per VM.

2. They all have fresh snapshots (thankfully).

I've upgraded a web server (apache, nothing else) and an apt-mirror server (again, nothing else on there) - which I wrote about a short while back - without any trouble at all, possibly even faster than previous upgrades I've tried also which may or may not be a 16.04 feature.

Unfortunately my LXD host ran through the upgrade with little fuss, then failed to come back up, persistently booting to a B(lack)SoD through various attempts to bring it back to life.*

And that's where I stopped today. I'll likely come back to it next week to see how others will fare.

* It did eventually come back after rolling the kernel back to 4.2 but I'm not satisfied with that, so I've restored the snapshot and I'll likely build a fresh 16.04 system (container) for a new LXD host on a ZFS backend (currently using the filesystem which is least-optimised for speed and resilience).

Yay upgrades!
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The app-controlled office of tomorrow, today.
Alexandre Janssen shows how a smartphone gives him a highly personalised day at the office, at The Edge building in Amsterdam.
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Early last year I thought it'd be a good idea to reduce the network burden of my home VMware/LXC&LXD environment consisting currently of ~16 "servers" (though over 20 during #OpenStack testing some time back).

With the sometimes daily notifications of updates I figured it'd be a good idea to setup a local update server rather than polling the nearest mirror.

I had the choice of either an apt mirror, or an apt cache; the former being a mirrored copy of the nearest ubuntu mirror and the latter only caching updates when they're requested by clients.

I should have probably, and will soon likely go with the latter after expanding the disk yet again to accommodate Xenial. 
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I wasn't aware +Ubuntu​ 16.04 introduced snaps on desktop. Looking forward to having a tinker tomorrow!
Introduces “snaps” for new robust, secure app format Introduces LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka Supports IBM Z and LinuxONE systems with flat pricing Steps towards converged Ubuntu across IOT, Phone, Desktop and Server Introduces ZFS and CephFS for large-scale cloud storage LONDON 20th April 2016: Canonical announced today it will release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [...]
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I am a systems and server engineer, disaster recovery administrator, enterprise mobility management lead, compliance executive, web app admin, I run a tech blog over on bayton.org and do a bit of computer work and freelance writing in my free time.

If that sounds like a lot, it is. 

I invest a lot of my time in Android, the web and emerging technologies and regularly openly discuss the above and anything else remotely tech.

I'm highly opinionated and have been known to express them over various topics.

I enjoy helping others and very rarely turn down a request, question or plea for assistance. Feel free to ask, I find it helps me stay on top of technologies and aids my troubleshooting skills over various technologies I may not necessarily encounter any other way.

Oh, and I also play the Tuba. I'm pretty good too. Oom-pah, baby.

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Reading reviews I expected incredible food. It wasn't. Service was fast enough and it wasn't too expensive but the food was fairly bland.
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I contacted Unicorn about a fault with my Combi boiler. I was told directly over the phone without inspection what is wrong with it, disregarding what I'd found out after a number of hours researching the fault on the internet against other people with the very same symptoms. I was not convinced but took up the offer for a free visit and quote. They were nice enough to drop by out of office hours and upon arrival, I was told once again what is wrong with it. The boiler was not inspected at all (I wasn't even asked to demonstrate the issue despite being next to the boiler the entire time) before the conclusion was made. They took a "might as well do it" attitude to what I believe is the cause of the fault and offered to do it at the same time. I was quoted an estimated price for the repair having been told multiple times that obtaining the parts would be more expensive (even at their trade price) than if I got them myself due to the time and fuel the engineer would have to use. Not only did I dislike what was said here, but the way it was stated came over as if giving this company a fault to fix was a major inconvenience (probably because I didn't want a new boiler off of them.. the fact I was asked twice if I would buy a new boiler was also irritating). After reluctantly accepting the estimate, I was told I would be contacted the following day with a proper quote that would include the parts (and their fuel and time, naturally) and labour for the job. I was not contacted. It would appear that my issue was indeed too much of an inconvenience and should I be contacted next week, I will refuse the work. Due to the experience I've had with this company, I will not be recommending them to anyone. In fact, I will actively advise against contacting them to anyone seeking recommendations for boiler repairs.
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For the price the food isn't terrible. Some things are better than others and that's what keeps me going back. Waiting times for food are generally average though most of the time I do wish they'd hurry it along a bit.
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I've been eating here for years. The food is always top-notch, the people are sociable and make you feel welcome (they know us by name now) and the service is usually decent. Occasionally service suffers when too busy and due to the cost of eating in we don't do it often, but I have no hesitation recommending them. Best I've found in this area.
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The food is delicious, portions are usually large (but not always, especially not meals from the specials board) and the service is generally quite quick. As expected during busy times, their service tends to suffer slightly. They do their best to check on orders for you on request though despite this. Without taking into consideration the price (it's a 2 for 1 establishment), I'd highly recommend a visit. The restaurant is situated comfortably between Oxford and Swindon on the A420, perfect for a nice stop on the way to either!
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