If you’re a Docker/Compose user new to Kubernetes, you might have noticed that you can’t use environment variables in your manifest files. This might not be a huge deal to most, especially since there are other (better) ways of managing environment variables in Kubernetes, but to someone getting started it can be a pain.
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Or, why you shouldn’t reformat your laptop before your morning coffee.
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In a previous post, I showed how to build your own Kubernetes clusters using K3s. Since then, I’ve found an even easier cluster deployment tool that runs entirely within Docker. That’s right – if you have a computer with Docker installed, you can run a full multi-node Kubernetes cluster with no additional setup. This post shows you how to do it, and provides an all-in-one script for spinning up a full cluster with a demo website in one command.
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No joke, Kubernetes is a pain in the butt to set up yourself. Managed services like GKE and EKS are great if you have extra cash, but if you just want a basic cluster to mess around in (or you’re cheap like me), eventually you’ll start looking for a way to do it yourself.
After a lot of futzing around, I finally got a virtualized 3-node Kubernetes lab running on my home server. It’s not redundant, secure, or fail-safe, but I can run K8s applications on it without problem. And you can’t beat the cost. This blog will show you how to set up your own fully functioning, free Kubernetes cluster.
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This post is a laptop review of the MSI Prestige 15. I’ll be writing about my experience with it after about 2 months of consistent usage, explaining where it shines and where it falls short.
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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you have an idea for an amazing new article/story/blog post, so you flip open your laptop, load up WordPress, and…nothing happens. You’re at a total loss for words. The idea’s there, but somewhere between your brain and your fingers is a broken link; a faulty synapse firing off into nothing. What happened, and what do you do about it?
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I spend a lot of time working remotely, and while I have a decently sized laptop, I often miss having a second monitor. I looked at USB monitors, but then I remembered my old 2014 Galaxy Tab. Could I use it as a second monitor? The answer is: yes!
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In an earlier post called A Novel Approach to Writing, I presented my setup for creative writing using the Atom text editor and Markdown files. Since then, I’ve found an even better writing program called Typora. And while it’s not open source (or even out of beta), it’s such an amazing little program that I couldn’t help but write about it.
Note: This is not a sponsored post. I’m not affiliated with Typora or its creator.
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