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Ep.34 – Lazy Docker

Well, the name explains it! we are all a little lazy sometimes ūüėČ Introducing Lazy Docker – essentially a way to manage your docker environment from a command line with a command line UI (not unlike the days of MS-DOS!).¬† This is a good thing BTW!¬† it is nice to have a clean, easy to […]

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Ep.33 – Web 3.0: What is a DAPP?

Well, nothing like a light bit of listening!¬† Web 3.0?¬† Over hyped/Over used term? perhaps, but there are nuggets in them thar hype-fields! Way too much to discuss in 5 (or even 6) mins!¬† but I try… Certainly, the world of decentralised “whatever” is here and has been some time.¬† I might delve a little […]

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Ep.32 – Motion – Use AI to organise your life

AI is taking over!¬† well, maybe not quite, but it is and will continue to be embedded in our day-to-day lives. For this episode, I have been exploring Motion (links below).¬† An app to use AI to organise your life.¬† Uses the concept of “time blocking” (link below) and essentially lets you pull in all […]

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Ep.31 – Docker Extensions: Harpoon for Managing Kubernetes (K8S) Visually

An interesting journey working with Docker over the years.¬† Docker is great for containerising your apps, but what happens when you start to have a lot of containers and/or you want fail-over support? Well, even though Kubernetes (also known as K8S for short!) isn’t the only orchestration tool out there, it is fairly common and […]

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Ep.30 – VPN and Tunnels

This time around we have some VPN and Tunnel info.¬† Lots of VPN solutions out there, but I wanted to highlight one that I have been using (successfully!) which has a really nice free version too! The VPN (but also has tunneling capabilities and more) is TailScale¬† Also, Cloudflare, which is a massive cloud based […]

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Ep.29 – Guest Star Time about ASDF

Well now, who would have thought a guest episode!¬† My very good friend¬†Tim Abell¬†(podcast “software should be free“) has kindly created a Just Five Mins about asdf.. not just the handy set of keys on your keyboard!¬† Use¬†asdf¬†to “Manage multiple runtime versions with a single CLI tool”.¬† I could have done with this a week […]

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Ep.28 – Pocketbase

Well, more databases! but this one has a few tricks up its sleave! In the realm of things like¬†Firebase,¬†Supabase¬†etc.¬†Pocketbase¬†aims to offer a similar feature set but is open source and deploys as one file…¬† Pocketbase doesn’t offer any hosting like Firebase/Supabase, so you can use this within your own environment/cloud hosted server.¬† Can be used […]

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Ep.27 – LTS

Okay, a short, possibly un-interesting episode, but using LTS (Long Term Support) versions of software might just be a good thing! Nearly at the end of 2022… LTS! Reason to think carefully about using an LTS (long term support) version of software!

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Ep.26 – Okay we know CHAT GPT is great

Yeah, you bet!¬† We all know the AI world is changing things for us if we like it or not. ChatGPT is coming… and I don’t think we can stop it!¬† we can embrace it in the right way of course. Old news now, but worth a listen honest! From a developers perspective, check this […]

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Ep. 25 – Fermyon WASM Microservice Containers

Okay, where to start!¬† Well, couple of episodes back I talked about how Docker are previewing Docker with WASM (Web Assembly).¬† So WASM became popular from Blazor the Microsoft tech to essentially bring compiled .NET code into the browser (and lots of other technologies can be used with WASM of course!). Seems WASM, and WASI, […]