No room for a train table? No problem!
Recently Docker decided to change the Docker Desktop pricing model. While reasonable, it is an additional reoccurring cost for basic tooling that remains easily accessible and free on other platforms. Ubuntu Multipass is one of numerous alternatives that can replace Docker Desktop on Macs and Windows.
I never experienced World of Warcraft. I played other Blizzard games, both before and after its release, including the original Warcraft series and Diablo. I skipped over WoW for reasons I can’t completely recall. During the hype around “classic” I tried “retail” for a moment and abruptly stopped due to a move to a new home. I was tempted to play again after learning about “vanilla” servers but had already mentally committed myself to wait for the official servers. Classic finally launched on August 26, 2019 and I joined in as to not miss out on the twice in a lifetime experience.
As happens regularly in software development, I had some partially completed code for a Node.js script handed to me containing an enhancement to existing logic that I was to pick up and complete. I went upon my way adding the rest of the required changes so that the code could be tested. That’s when things started to get fishy. It was a data processing job so I didn’t have any idea for how long it would take or how demanding it would be. I started it up, thought it might take a few seconds or minutes and began browsing the web. My MacBook started to sound like a commercial airliner. Websites weren’t opening. Applications were getting slower. Something was very wrong. How could this script be so demanding?
I’ve made a commitment to reboot my blog, but needed some additional motivation to actually start writing. Money tends to be a good motivator. I figured I’d give Google Adsense a chance. I don’t expect to make much, if anything, in the beginning, but over time I’m hopeful that this could begin to generate some passive income.