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Today we launched a much better way to do fast, easy overlay networks for containers. It's called the "fan" and gives you hundreds of free IP addresses for each actual IP address on your cloud VM. The fan is now enabled for testing on Ubuntu on AWS and other clouds... enjoy!
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Having flirted with shorter blog posts I've decided it doesn't suit me. This one is quite a bit longer but encompasses a lot of my current thinking about pursuing a genuine faith.

Crossing the Soul Gap: A Rational Faith

http://www.michaelfoord.co.uk/2015/06/crossing-soul-gap-rational-faith.html
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I'm building a small server cluster  for testing "bare metal" deployments with Juju. This includes testing scenarios with "painful" networking configurations. Making those networking configurations work is the task of my team for the forseeable future. Building the cluster is fun anyway

We're using something called MAAS "Metal As A Service" - a Canonical open source product for managing servers. The combination of MAAS, Juju and OpenStack is what many of our big customers are using. They're paying us to create and manage big deployments of OpenStack on many servers. The servers are managed by MAAS and OpenStack is put on the servers with Juju. So ensuring that Juju works well with MAAS is very important to us.

The servers I'm using are these nice, and cheap, HP Proliant boxes. In combination with FreeNAS they make great NAS devices too.

http://www.ebuyer.com/517760-hp-proliant-gen8-g1610t-microserver-712317-421
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No idea, my knowledge is all theoretical :)
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Produced by my friend +James Norden , and sung by another friend of ours (who is also our babysitter!). A very lovely song and video.
 
A beautiful song, very well put together to create this video. Highly deserving of the Best Christian Music Video award at the UK Christian Film Festival Awards.
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+Andrew Craucamp yes, a very elaborate one. http://jesus.org.uk/
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Some friends of mine are cycling 106 miles this June, to raise money for our charity working with the poor in Northampton.
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Just discovered there are still some programmers out there who haven't heard Jonathan Coulton's Code Monkey.
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... and I am one of them.  Especially shameful on my part, since I enjoy Jonathan Coulton twice a week on "Ask Me Another".
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Today we launched a much better way to do fast, easy overlay networks for containers. It's called the "fan" and gives you hundreds of free IP addresses for each actual IP address on your cloud VM. The fan is now enabled for testing on Ubuntu on AWS and other clouds... enjoy!
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This canvas print of a Hubble photo turned out a bit bigger than we expected!
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+Michael Foord. Wow, nice one! :)
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A shiny new Proliant Gen8 Microserver has just arrived, along with RAM and SSD. I'll be playing with its RESTful API for power control to hopefully avoid buying a PDU - and then use it as part of a MaaS cluster for testing Juju. Even if technically work, a fun project...
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There's a python api for much of the HP OneView restful interface. Not clear if it supports what I need, but probably the best place to start: https://github.com/HewlettPackard/python-hpOneView
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This article is a bit different to my usual stuff. Sexual purity in marriage: http://www.michaelfoord.co.uk/2015/05/sexual-purity-in-marriage.html
Sexual purity in marriage is a challenging topic, and it would certainly be the bold person who proclaimed they were fully qualified to teach on it. Nonetheless I will attempt to say something useful. There is much more to be...
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Thanks for sharing. Very profound topic.
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Some photos from my visit to Cluj, Romania. Cluj, like much of Romania, is both magnificent and dilapidated. Lots of very beautiful parts though. Tonight I'm reading about Python metaclasses. Tomorrow I meet with the Cluj Python user group (these two things are actually unconnected).
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+Michael Foord. Nice! Cluj city have some nice places to visit. I hope you enjoyed it! :)
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My blog on spiritual topics has it's own domain, yay! I've also written up why I think meditation is powerful and important for Christians:

http://www.michaelfoord.co.uk/2015/03/christian-meditation-and-mindfulness.html
For several years now, about twenty years on and off which makes me feel really old, I've been doing a meditation called "mindfulness of breathing". In recent years I've been very disciplined in my meditation, doing at least ...
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Michael Foord has been programming with Python since 2002. For several years Michael developed full-time with IronPython, becoming the first Microsoft MVP for dynamic languages, and the author of "IronPython in Action" for Manning Publications. 

Michael now works for Canonical, doing web development with Django.

Michael is also a PSF member and a core Python developer, maintaining the standard-library testing framework unittest.

Michael writes and blogs about Python far more than is healthy, and in the real world lives in Northampton, UK, with his wife Delia.
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I started as a complete beginner three months ago and I'm really enjoying it. Krav Maga is helping me with fitness, body awareness and confidence. The lessons are completely practical, the group is friendly and James is an *excellent* instructor. I found it very approachable as a complete beginner and after a few months I think I've progressed as far as "mostly a beginner". :-) The focus is very much on defence and awareness: how to get out of difficult situations and defend yourself. The lessons (1 1/2 hours) are very energetic and physical, so perhaps not ideal if you're *only* interested in getting fit. If you're interested in learning useful self-defence techniques, and are willing to throw yourself into it, you'll have a great time.
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