Weekly Links #1: Docker 101, Python atexit(), Link Shortener, Drink More Water, Modern Love and Marriage

Some of the material from the web I loved reading on the web and used for my work at Splunk.

Apps:

Water Drink Reminder: Android and Android Wear app to help remind me to drink 72 oz of water for my weight.

Love:

NYTimes: Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person – an interesting take on not trying to find the perfect person.  “The person who is best suited to us is not the person who shares our every taste (he or she doesn’t exist), but the person who can negotiate differences in taste intelligently — the person who is good at disagreement. Rather than some notional idea of perfect complementarity, it is the capacity to tolerate differences with generosity that is the true marker of the “not overly wrong” person. Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.”

Programming:

Python:The atexit module defines functions to register and unregister cleanup functions. Functions thus registered are automatically executed upon normal interpreter termination. atexit runs these functions in the reverseorder in which they were registered; if you register A, B, andC, at interpreter termination time they will be run in the order C, B, A.

Technology:

http://yourls.org/ – YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener. It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL or bitly)

Docker 101 webinar – Docker != VM’s A great 60 minutes to learn about Docker

Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org