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What Questions should we ask when Testing a Mobile Application?

In developing an application that connects providers of content to a captive audience, we have a dual aim. We need to wrap the content in an easy and attractive to use application and we need to keep the application fresh in order to keep the subscribers (the content providers) onside rather than review this need …

Updating GitLab in a Docker Container

I have an instance of GitLab that I am using for a project that is suffering under an NDA.  I have it installed in a Docker container at home.  We have just bought some server space so I am migrating the service to the new server.  The GitLab I have at home is an older …

WordPress in a Docker container

Running WordPress in a container is tricky.  It is tricky because WordPress will hardcode the site’s domain in URLs.  WordPress is happy with this situation.  The container does not know the virtual name it will be given and so URLs contain a domain string i.e. 192.168.0.3.  I have failed to do this several times but …

When asked to produce a Gantt chart and you are already using GitLab…

I have never been asked to create a Gantt chart using a spreadsheet before.  I’ve rarely been asked to create anything using spreadsheets.  Software engineers are in the business of automating mundane tasks.  Use the right tool for the job.  Right? Modern software engineering creates or fixes software in tight cycles depending on the users’ …

Learning Locker in a Docker container

A list to help install Learning Locker: Apache on the host supports TLS and SNI: Let’s Encrypt is a beautiful thing. I use a user called docker to corral configs for my docker containers: git clone https://github.com/michzimny/learninglocker2-docker mv learninglocker2-docker LRS In LRS, mkdir volumes edit .env edit app/Dockerfile to use the latest version of Learning …

Protected: MVP Prototype in a Month

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This is a test of Gutenberg on my Gemini PDA

So, this is a standard paragraph. and it has some text. This is another text block.  This seems to be working quite well.  I think, that the speed of typing with a small keyboard is dependant on how high the table is compared to where my elbows are and the angle of them.  I’m currently …

Protected: A quick list re Brexit

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First Post with my new Gemini PDA

Gah, Chrome does some very weird things.  And the space bar… but still better than an on screen keyboard.