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Update your subscriptions: the site is migrating

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Update: the new version of the website is now live; all comments have been retained and copied over from the old version.

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A new version of yktoo.com will go live on Monday August 19, 2019. Not so much has changed in the looks of the site, but inside it’s totally different.

In this regard its RSS feed links will change:

  • Old: https://yktoo.com/en/blog/atom (Atom) or https://yktoo.com/en/blog/rss (RSS)
  • Current: https://yktoo.com/en/index.xml (RSS only) — as of 19 August 2019

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Tutorial: development with Yii/PHP/MySQL using Docker

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It’s been about a year since I’ve switched to developing this website (built with Yii 2/PHP/MySQL) using Docker. After just one try I realised that Docker is the best thing happened to development. Well, after Vim, of course.

So I’ve decided to write a brief tutorial on setting up a dockerised development environment, in the hope it could be helpful for those who never tried Docker or experience difficulties getting started.

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So long two thousand sixteen

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The turbulent two thousand sixteen has come to an end. The year that has brought so much grief to our world. The year in which Sun Caged and Stream of Passion ceased to exist. I’m inclined to think it’s good that it’s over.

Happy 2017 to all the readers of this blog! I wish you lots of optimism, persistence and luck!

Following the tradition I’d like to look back on the last year—which has been quite positive on my part. So, in 2016 I managed to:

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yktoo.com switched to HTTPS

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The website yktoo.com is permanently switched to using the secure HTTPS protocol (instead of the former HTTP). Your boss won’t be able to figure out what exactly you’re reading in my blog anymore.

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Sky is no limit

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Igor Abakumov, also known as Mr. Raskolnikov, an ex-member of Radiolaria, has shared some new material with me: tracks that were recorded for his own solo project called Zapreschennaya Akustika (“Forbidden Acoustics”). Even though it’s a home recording and perhaps you can’t really appreciate the Russian lyrics, the musical aspect seemed quite interesting to me.

So far four new tracks are available, all of them pertain to the sky for some reason:

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yktoo.com 2.0

It cost me quite an effort to make myself migrate my website to Yii 2.

And now, after about one and a half months of evening work (with breaks for workouts, birthday celebrations, recovering from insomnia and things like that) I can proudly present yktoo.com version 2.0.

The website has been built on Yii framework 2.0 and Bootstrap 3, with a handful of extensions. Thanks to Bootstrap the website is built on the principles of responsive web design. This should make the pages look reasonably well on a broad range of devices, from mobile phones to desktops.

The structure of the website has also been revisited: the blog feed is now right on the home page, and other sections have been moved around too. Due to that your RSS reader might show the last posts once again, sorry for that.

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Where my foot has trod

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A while ago I’ve added a new section to my website, Blog Map, which shows all places I ever blogged about. You can view related posts by clicking a place marker:

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