Blog about life in Holland (and a lot of other stuff)
My current project makes use of the MySQL database, which runs in a Docker container.
At a certain moment connecting to the database became excruciatingly slow, taking tens of seconds to establish a single connection. After that everything would work as expected.
The application opens a connection some hundred times, so the startup time had become really unacceptable.
I've spent a lot of time hunting that down, and then even more time looking for a solution as I failed to find any on StackOverflow. But finally I've solved this.Read on »
I've been adventurous enough to upgrade my iMac to Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. That's the one that features Wayland instead of X Window and Gnome Shell instead of Unity.
The upgrade process proved to be a big challenge and took almost a week, since a regular system update resulted in a black screen. It required a complete OS reinstall from scratch in order to get it working, and then a few more weeks to have it configured my way. The thing is, settings in Gnome Shell are sometimes located at the most bizarre places of Gnome Control Center.Read on »
The fact this year has come to an end was a bit of a surprise for me. I remember myself in July and then—bang—it's Christmas and Sinterklaas is on his way. There's some explanation for that though, more on which below.
And now it's time for the traditional annual round-up!
The last has brought major changes for the better for me, in contrast with the gloomy 2016. I'll remember the following.Read on »