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Q:What are your thoughts on Scottish independence?
Messy. I worry that for the Scots, the YES vote has become essentially a gigantic Vote of No Confidence in Westminster and the Westminster Party system, which I share. As someone who has a house in Scotland, lives in Scotland when he can, and adopted his wife’s clan name as his middle name when we married, I hope that, in the case of a YES vote, life in Scotland continues to be as good or better than it is right now; and that in the case of a NO vote, the fractures between people of different opinions heal rapidly and that Westminster’s recent offers of concessions to Scotland are real.
I don’t get a vote, which is a good thing, as I’d probably be a Don’t Know until I got to the ballot box, and would then choose based on a hundred different reasons, including how much I disliked any particular politicians and whether the sun was shining that day and whether I was particularly missing Iain Banks.
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Continuous Delivery with Docker and Jenkins - part I
We have been using Docker in our staging environment for a month now and are planning to make it part of our production setup once the first stable version gets released. We’ll be discussing the staging environment setup today with the promise of following up on the production environment at a later date.
Docker is a utility for creating virtualized Linux containers for shipping self-contained applications. As opposed to a traditional VM which runs a full-blown operating system on top of the host, Docker leverages LinuX Containers (LXC) which run on the same operating system. This results in a more efficient usage of system resource by trading some of the isolation specific to hypervisors. What makes Docker appealing is that applications can be packaged as self-contained containers, shipped around as small data blobs and brought up as fully independent hosts in a matter of seconds. If an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) takes a few minutes to boot, the equivalent Docker images take a few seconds at most (normally ~1s). To find out more about Docker internals, see Docker, The Whole Story.
Will test this today.