Big Blue Hat

Hybrid cloud, or who's helping who in the IBM / Red Hat deal

“How much?!?” 34 billion (with a b!) USD, approximately. After the announcement came this Sunday (28 October 2018) that IBM was buying Red Hat, the specialized media went crazy and flooded the Internet with all sorts of articles about the acquisition. Most of them hit the nail on the head (that IBM wants to play the cloud game), but without going too deep into what Ginni Rometty specifically meant when she said that “IBM will become the world’s #1 hybrid cloud provider. [Read More]

CaaC: ImageMagick

Dockerize ImageMagick

Don’t litter my path I’m not a germophobe, but I can’t stand a dirty $PATH. I like mine neat and clean, so that my tab completions are fast, sweet and within the realms of sanity. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go to the previous installment of this series and read the full thing. ImageMagick is an image manipulation tool that can “create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images” and is typically used from the command line. [Read More]

CaaC: Container as a Condom

Protect your operating system from unintended consequences

First and foremost, let’s get one thing straight: this is not a dull blog, and I’m not a dull blogger. You can tell that from the blog’s name alone. If, in spite of that, you still feel uncomfortable with the word condom, don’t let it distract you—just replace it with garbage bag, lab coat, rain boots, or whatever else makes sense to you. I like the word because it makes for a nice metaphor and a pleasing acronym. [Read More]