Technical Updates So it’s been a bit of a busy month for Baku Social. The server experienced some minor downtime at the end of December owing to high memory usage, however there doesn’t seem to have been anything breeching the limits since then so fingers crossed there is no need yet to upgrade the specs of the VPS itself. I’m continuing to monitor it to ensure that nothing goes overboard, but given the low traffic both it and Tanuki Tunes seem to be managing fine for the moment.
I’ve been looking for a project recently to teach me some more about various technologies, specifically public cloud stuff like AWS and container tech like Docker. I have been looking to get into this stuff for a little while and even previously hosted on of my blogs on a container OS, but that was shortlived due to too many headaches with Wordpress containers. For the last few months I had also been looking for a way to replace Spotify - which I had left behind due to privacy concerns, costs, and library limitations (I listen to some… weird stuff).
So I’ve been saying for a number of years that I’d really like to get into app development, but have never really had a project to work on. This is usually my struggle. I am the sort of person who learns by doing, but until I have a need to do something I can’t bring myself to learn. Following on from my previous post I have been using the latest release of elementaryOS for the last few days and having a poke around at their documentation.
Nota bene: I have contributed translations to the Elementary OS project and have been an active Patreon supporter since April 2018. I don’t think of myself as particularly biased, but it’s best to mention these things Summary (For Those Who Don’t Want to Read) I like Elementary OS. It does plenty right and offers a minimalist system with decent keyboard control, a healthy environment which encourages users to invest in developers, and it largely keeps out of my way while offering the power of Ubuntu under the hood.