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]

Nginx with PCRE

How to enable Perl compatible regular expressions in Nginx

A CGI use case Imagine you’re working on a legacy website that’s being converted to purely static HTML pages. The project was originally built using CGI scripts (oh, the good old days) and now your boss wants all the old URLs ending in .cgi to redirect to their equivalent .html counterparts. Because your team has decided to use Nginx to serve the new website, you come up with the following nginx. [Read More]
docker  nginx  regex  web 

CaaC: Container as a Condom

Protect your operating system from unintended consequences

All those dirty prerequisites We all know containers are great and can minimize a bunch of issues that used to bedevil us just a few years ago. One thing containers are great at is sparing us the need of installing software directly on our operating systems. Want to benchmark your code against all of the n+ types of Ruby implementations? Need to install (yet) another NodeJS tool that the self-proclaimed “cool” kids at your company are switching to? [Read More]