Update your WiFi drivers

My WiFI driver. Image credit: Adult Swim.

In the recent weeks I’ve been running into issues when cloning from remote Git repositories. Not just on, but elsewhere as well. Some repos would clone, others would fail with obscure messages. For a while no amount of Googling would lead me to a favorable result. Updating all of…

Spring 2021 Test Drive!

Using the latest Docker Desktop 3.2.x and Ubuntu 18.04

Photo by Mylon Ollila on Unsplash

My main driver in WSL2 is usually Alpine, but I’ve initially encountered some issues with installing Lando there. Alpine is not for the weak! Instead I am going to use Ubuntu (18.04) in WSL2, and install Lando there.

  • Lando: Development environment centered around Docker and Docker Compose.
  • Lando releases page

No gamma death rays here

Docker, Drupal, and Solr: thoughts on creating an Alpine Docker image for Apache Solr

Solar activity on a pulsar neutron star. Image credit:

Today, I began my day by looking at this monstrosity of a Docker image for Apache Solr:

The image is fresh (from this month), and for all it’s worth it is as well constructed as it can be — it is after all, the official image from the World…

Varnish 6.x, Drupal 8.4+, WSL, Docker Desktop

Time to revisit an old trusty friend

Spoiler Alert: those Docker images ain’t nowhere on Docker Hub !!

It’s been a few years since I’ve touched a Varnish VCL. VCL is the Varnish Configuration Language. 2010 was the first time that I used Varnish while supporting a high traffic Drupal 6.x site for some media company headquartered in New York City.

Today I was tweaking and optimizing my…

Callback Insanity

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