Sieve of Eratosthenes

It seems like my wife has a new doctor’s appointment towards the end of the day today. It has been a very hectic week. Hopefully we will be done with putting out fires soon. I enjoy waking up early morning and spending my time learning and working in two-hour blocks. Typically I get in 5 blocks on workdays and 2 to 3 on weekend days.

A few days ago I was solved a HackerRank challenge which dealt with prime numbers. I wrote a post but did not go into too many details. The approach I used was based on the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Continue reading “Sieve of Eratosthenes”

Docker Webinar #1

It has been a week from hell and it is only Thursday afternoon. Allow me to elaborate. On a previous post, I mentioned the events regarding a water leak in my office. That occurred last Monday and Tuesday. At this point I only have to call to return a fan and ask for reimbursement on four books that got damaged by water.

On Wednesday I stopped by the car dealer to get an oil service for my vehicle. It has a lithe over 4,000 miles. I do not drive too much since I work from home. On my way back on 494 E I exited on the ramp to get to 77S (Cedar Avenue). As I merged into Cedar I started accelerating and moving to the center lane (Cedar at that point has three lanes plus a fourth one to enter and exit). As I was reaching the bridge for Old Shakopee Road, my two right tires popped as I hit a set of potholes covered in water. It was raining and quite foggy. After stopping on the bridge over the Minnesota River, I decided drive to a nearby gas station to see if I could put some air in my tires. Lucky I have run flat tires, otherwise I would have had to call a tow. When I tried putting air, I noticed that both tires had openings of about 5 to 6 inches. The only solution was to get them replaced. After talking with my son, he suggested the closest shop which would offer a rental while they replaced the tires. Shortly before 05:00 PM I received a call that the vehicle was ready and headed out to pick it up. Continue reading “Docker Webinar #1”

Using Docker – First Steps

Welcome back! In this post I will cover my experience going over chapter 3 “First Steps” from the book “Using Docker” by Adrian Mouat published by O’REILLY. It is a fact that when you read a technical book you will not be able to learn as much as if you spend the time in front of a computer experimenting and making mistakes.

In this post I will cover some of my experimentation with the concepts presented in the third chapter of the book. If you are reading this post, I strongly recommend reading the third chapter, then experiment with the concepts and finally go over this post. You never know which things you might have missed to understand by only reading. Continue reading “Using Docker – First Steps”

Checking Docker Installation on Linux

I am starting some work using Docker containers and as usual I like to spend some time refreshing and checking all is well before starting the actual development. Such approach seems to allow me to catch up issues before they cause bugs during the software development cycle.

Last year I wrote a post with the instructions I followed while installing Docker on my CentOS 7 Linux machine. If you are about to install Docker, their website appears to have up to data instructions for different operating systems. Continue reading “Checking Docker Installation on Linux”

Using Docker – Installation

If you follow me on Twitter (@john_canessa) you have noticed that in the past couple months or so I have been posting tweets regarding articles in Medium. The site is geared to creating posts which you could do using your own web site (e.g., The beauty is that many talented individuals in different fields are posting there. The site organizes them by categories and presents the articles indicating the estimated reading time. One of these days I will probably start posting there. Continue reading “Using Docker – Installation”