Migrating my Docker images to the GitHub Container Registry

A few weeks after the final draft of the fourth edition of Mastering Docker was submitted Docker made the announcement that they would be making changes to the retention of images in Docker Hub as well as the introduction of rate limits. These changes make complete sense given that at the time of writing this post there are over 150 million images taking up over 15 PB of storage, of that 10 PB of the images haven’t been accessed in over 6 months and 4....

September 27, 2020 · 7 min · Russ Mckendrick

GitHub Codespaces and Terraform

I got my invite for GitHub Codespaces the other day and I thought I would have a quick play with it as having an an online IDE sounds like it could come in handy. If you know me — you will know that I am not a developer, but I do a lot of work in Visual Studio Code as that is where I tend to develop work on a lot of the infrastructure as code projects using Terraform and Ansible, as well as Docker projects....

September 20, 2020 · 3 min · Russ Mckendrick

Git + Rebase

As you may have noticed, the blog looks different (again). This is because I have moved from Wordpress back to Ghost using their GhostPro offering. One of the things I like about Ghost is the default theme, Casper. While I wanted to keep it there were a few things I wanted to tweak, such as removing the full page header image on main index. When I have previously used Ghost I have forked the theme on GitHub and then manually messed about getting any updates from the original code in....

March 22, 2015 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick


For the last few years I have been grabbing some we documented dotfiles from GitHub but most of them have either ended up reconfigured my Mac to the point of it being unrecognisable or they have just been a collection of useful aliases. The I came across Bashstrap, it was close enough to what I wanted so I forked it …. You can install them using the following commands; git clone [email protected]

August 10, 2014 · 1 min · Russ Mckendrick