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Orion Nebula (stacked) made from ~30 exposures between 40s and 3 minutes, ISO 800. SkyWatcher Esprit 100 telescope. Nikon z 50. Much better than my last attempt.

Built a Lego table from old IKEA drawers.

Made some pumpkin jam this year. Tastes a bit like toffee. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

I guess we need a new dining room now. #mariolego

Swans. Picked up a cheap manual vintage lens (Nikkor 105mm f2.5) and it works well.

Andromeda (M31) taken last night. Stacked 15x5min exposures at iso800, tracked and using a SkyWatcher Esprit 100 telescope.

Gannet in flight. Difficult to focus; I need more practice. #bemptoncliffs

Built a picnic table today from an old pallet. I guess this is what retirement feels like. #palletproject #palletfurniture

Mario Lego came!

Switching from Vagrant to Docker

I've been experimenting with Docker as an alternative to Vagrant (and VVV) for WordPress development.

I had looked into Docker in the past, but given how easy Vagrant and VVV were, I was in no hurry to switch. VVV still is awesome (there is an excellent getting started guide here), but since settling on Vagrant, the tools and ecosystem around Docker have significantly improved.

Mainly to satisfy my own curiosity, but also hoping to use less system resources (since I currently code on a Macbook Air) I finally gave Docker a fair chance. I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned over the past week whilst switching.

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