Creating "native" desktop apps for linux with nativefier helps keep the tab count low for items like TweetDeck, easing the transition to Linux desktop environments.Read More
If you are interested in a screenshot walkthrough of Sysdig Cloud monitoring for Red Hat OpenShift, see this link: http://www.arctiq.ca/our-blog/2016/8/23/day-2-operations-performance-monitoring-of-openshift-with-sysdig-cloud
Curator allows operators to define how long elasticsearch indices should be retained. On a defined daily schedule it will purge any qualified indices from elasticsearch. Unfortunately, curator has only been added into the OpenShift Origin version of software, and is not yet included in the OpenShift Enterprise deployments (as of 3.2). Fortunately, version 3.1.1 and 3.2 of the EFK images do include admin credentials that can be used to authenticate a manually deployed curator template.Read More
This post experiments with food tastes as well as photography.
4-5 lb boneless pork loin roast
1 can of beer (Muskoka Detour was used)
2-3 Tablespoons of corn starch
1 large cooking onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon SOHOT Afterglow Maple Balsamic
2 Tablespoons mexican chili powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
- Combine all dry rub ingredients into a bowl
- Cut pork into large cubes and coat all pieces with dry rub
- Place pork pieces into the slow cooker
- Add can of beer down the slow cooker wall
- Cook on high for 1-2 hours, and switch to low for 8-10 hours (ish)
- 1 Hour before completion, start the caramelized onions:
- Remove pork from slow cooker and shred
- Strain the crock pot broth
- Separate / remove fat from the broth
- Using some broth create a slurry with the corn starch
- Combine slurry and remaining broth in over the stove to thicken quickly
- Combine shredded pork and gravy in the slow cooker
- Serve as you like;
The Verdict 3.6/5
This turned out to have a very nice taste, but didn't pick up nearly as much of the spices that I was hoping. Even combined with the gravy, this requires another strong flavour such as coleslaw, pickled beets, or a spicy bbq sauce. I will keep playing with this to try for a smokier flavour from the spice.
A note on SOHOT
If you like balsamic vinegar, then you MUST try the Afterglow. SOHOT described the taste as 'dirty'... the good kind! Thanks @sohotsauce
When you receive your new laptop, the first thing you want to do is blow through the quick setup so that you can start to customize the machine. As I was working through this process, I hit a delay while signing into my iCloud account. I sat there, staring at the screen, thinking that I really didn't want to have to make an appointment at the Mac store today. A quick google search will reveal that many people have run into this issue;
- (1) you can wait up to 40 minutes for the process to continue, OR
- (2) you can restart the machine and proceed through the setup without connecting to your network and signing into iCloud (save this step for later)
Here is the link that helped me out: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204755
Interestingly, when I followed option 2, the machine had retained my previous SSID information and immediately connected to the network.
I believe I ran into a different issue, while the above workaround allowed my machine to be set up, I still could not log into the App store. After looking at many solutions, this solution worked:
- if the App Store is opened and stuck in the login process, force close it
- open the Terminal
- issue the following commands;
- sudo pkill -9 -f Account
- sudo rm $HOME/Library/Accounts/*
- open the App Store and log in
That's right, combine the two best things for a nice savory breakfast. Following the basic directions from here: http://club.chicacircle.com/yummy-bacon-and-egg-stuffed-waffles/ we will now continue to stuff every waffle. Maybe a Mac N' Cheese is next?
In order to learn something new, I find it easier to pick a simple hands on task and force myself through it. No amount of online education will ever get me far if I am not actually trying to accomplish something. For this reason, I find lab based training absolutely necessary. So, we did it. A simple task that:
- Waved goodbye to Rackspace hosting in the USA
- Said hello to the new Canadian region in Digital Ocean
- Deployed a new environment using coreOS
- Migrated existing content to a newly deployed website with WordPress and MySQL docker images
- Set out to reduce hosting costs by 50%
It wasn't a large task, and turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. I will be learning much more in the coming weeks as I expand and play with the environment, but for now, I thought I'd share some of the resources that helped me get started.
Beard alert! Beard Alert! Another Scalar special, we are growing out our beards in December to raise money for Sick Kids. We are collecting team members and donations, so spread the word if you would like to help! To donate to my personal page, please see the following link;
To donate to our team, please see the following link;
To sign up and begin fund raising, please click "Sign Up" at the following link;
Just on the heels of November, we (Scalar and Friends) are participating in a different fundraiser this year. This year, we are growing Santa Beards for Sick Kids! Scalar is very proud to work with and support the Sick Kids foundation, as they have personally touched many families that are associated to Scalar. This December our teams will grow our very own Santa Beards and are raising funds to support Sick Kids.
If you are able to donate, you can sponsor myself directly here: https://www.sickkidsdonations.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=2671385
Or you can donate directly to our team: https://www.sickkidsdonations.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=581876
Or you can join our team or create your own team! Everyone is welcome, please spread the word!
Hang with @BonspielTheatre on Sunday evening before St. Patrick's day than drinking green beer and watching some make em ups. They are super fun and fantastic... download Walking Dead later and come watch this LIVE SHOW. https://www.facebook.com/events/624249197647978/
#childhoodcancer #gobald #stbaldricks It's that time of year again and I will be supporting our company in a goal to raise $20,000 for the NetApp Toronto St. Baldricks event. This event hits close to home for Scalar, so please help out if you can. Many of us will be displaying our shiny bald heads at the Hockey Hall of Fame on March 20th, 2014.
Thank you for your previous support of this event, and please continue to give if you can!
I stumbled across this glossary for new photographers that I have found very helpful as a continual reference. If you are new, or just need a quick link to remember recall all of the technical photography terms, have a look here: http://digital-photography-school.com/deciphering-photo-jargon-learn-to-speak-photographer
DPS is my favorite online educational photography website with very frequent updates to twitter. It continually provides inspiration and new techniques to try, even though sometimes it leads to me emptying my wallet for new toys! (Polarized filters next?)
Just received my Aviate Beta access code and launched it on my Samsung Galaxy S3. The first 5 minutes have been easy with a built in tour and a few recommendations from their team on how to use the new phone layout. So far, I think this is an amazing new app, but we will see over the next couple of days if it simplifies or impedes my use of the device. Check out more here: http://getaviate.com/
---- Update -----
Using Aviate on the OnePlus One, this application (IMO) is still the best launcher for Android.
It's fierce elimination for improvisors and only the elite live to see another day! Every Friday @ the John Candy Box in Toronto. Show up, LAUGH, and VOTE! More details at the Second City website: https://www.secondcity.com/training/toronto/news/detail/1548692134423998525/6930056668836352606/
All updates are also posted on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-John-Candy-Box-Theatre/283189027735
FYI - This week, congrats to Purple Monkey Dishwasher!
As I search for tasks and projects to understand my photography equipment better and develop my artistic eye, I am embarking on a 365 day project that involves taking at least one photograph per day for the next year. A great idea found on 500px http://500px.com/blog/942/discover-365-project that also includes some great examples and 365 projects from other fantastic photographers. My very first 365 project is hosted here: http://500px.com/stewartshea/sets/365_2014