Welcome to the latest in my series of using Docker in some fun and unusual ways. Previously I covered how to display a Matrix screen similar to the movie and showing a locomotive animation in your Docker session . This time, we’ll look an amazing telnet animation that’s been around for quite awhile (since 1997 according to this website). It shows the entire Star Wars Episode 4 movie using ASCII characters. Continue reading
Welcome to the second in my series of using Docker in some fun and unusual ways. In the first installment, I showed how to display a Matrix screen similar to the movie. This time, we’ll look at showing a steam locomotive engine in motion in a Docker container. I’m not sure where this application originated, but it seems to have started as an Easter Egg in Linux to tweak people who misspell the system command ‘ls’.
Like last month’s this is an easy container to implement, consisting of only a three line Dockerfile.
First for any loyal visitors, my apologizes for my absence over the past six weeks. In my day job, my supervisor and a coworker left the company so we’ve been shuffling stuff around, and that has required me to spend some off hours reading and learning some new technology. Now that things are starting to calm down, I wanted to look at doing something fun.
In most cases Docker is used for serious work, running web apps, database servers and the like. But you can do some fun stuff with Docker as well. So to lighten up the DockerSphere I present the first in a series to create some silly Docker containers.
- Cloudera Hadoop
- ODOO with Postgresql