Coreos & Docker, great presentation

Found this inspriing presentation from a Chicago Docker meetup:


Chicago Docker – September 2014 at Mediafly

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014, 6:00 PM

444 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 650 Chicago, IL

68 Dockers Went

Join us for the September Chicago Docker Meetup. This month Karl Grzeszczak from Mediafly will give a short presentation on CoreOS and Dirk Eddelbuettel will talk about R and Docker. This event will be hosted at Mediafly in Chicago. Security will be checking IDs at the door. Your RSVP must reflect your FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME matching your ID.Sch…

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Karl Grzeszczak: on Twitter @karl_grz and his website


It linked to this amazingly well done animation on RAFT consensus and how it works:

Also linked a great blog post:

And here are some of the “main” coreos repos:

After digging up a bit on the presenter, he also had this interested post:


(still playing with this, occasionally, and I don’t have it figured out – let me know when a docker guru wants to step up and help me hack my way into an ideal, customizable, webserver/db/app management system)

Life Changlingly Good TED Radio Hour: “The Source of Creativity”

Basic summary: “everyone is and can be creative: you just have to be fearless about failing, and practice a bunch.”

Led to this understanding by my art-teacher mother, since early childhood I’ve been saying something pretty similar.

Creativity is wonderful, amazing, useful, freeing, and fun… but it’s not rare.  Being creative is a skill, available to everyone.  It doesn’t have to be “Art” (note the capital A) nor innovation.  It doesn’t have to be shared.  It doesn’t have to be serious, deep, fun, frivolous, important, or anything.  Mostly, being creative is about allowing yourself to do something or think something or be something… Letting a wild idea flourish for a second and seeing what comes out of it.

The rest of Art and creativity and innovation is really about “skill” – developing ability and familiarity and a mental library of techniques through repetition and practice.  That may sound like work (or worse yet, homework), and it certainly is… but it can be fun and fulfilling, productive work.  You just have to have the freedom to fail horribly, and make monumental mistakes along the way.  You have to be free to, and willing to, take risks.

Creativity, in the end, is the willingness to take a risk – coupled with the techniques and ability to take “good” risks and make something “good” out of them.