Automated deployment with Docker - lessons learnt

(The information in this article pertains to Docker v0.7. I have also a written a more recent post on using Docker) Recently for my client’s project we decided to automate our staging server deployments using Docker, as a pre-cursor to rolling ou...

Cloud Primecoin mining on Ubuntu 12.04 with auto restart

Following some helpful instructions, I got myself a new cloud server at Digital Ocean to start mining Primecoins with. I wanted to have the miner running automatically and continuously, and being restarted even if the server itself got rebooted fo...

Setting up TightVNC on Ubuntu 12.04

I just got TightVNC working properly with Ubuntu 12.04. There are various guides around the web which tell you what to do so what I’m about to give you is nothing new. Nevertheless, some of the guides out there are quite old so I hope that mine pr...

Nginx configuration file for ownCloud 5 server with PHP 5.5 FastCGI

I recently decided to take control of my data in the cloud and install ownCloud on my own server. For those of you who haven’t heard of ownCloud it’s an open source alternative to Dropbox which you install and manage yourself, thereby bypassing th...