Notes: Docker, Docker-Compose, Random

These are some notes for docker-compose that I will need later[, and quickly grew into a lot more notes than that]. Most of the time I keep these private and just for my reference, but I feel like some of these were ridiculously hard to find.

And I think in a way this is what a blog should be. Like, “Hey here are the useful things I found. Hope it helps.”

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WeKan (docker-compose)

Work through the file reading comments. Remove them as you make your choices till left with only the parts you need.

Thanks to the anonymous poster I have the start to a nice project management stack. This kind of makes me think about how PM is approached in general.

Docker Notes

In general, the docker docs are a bit confusing and take a little more time for me to process. So I’m going to be adding stuff to Hektechnologies as a make tutorial.

Hands down the quickest place to get help has been:

Very cool way to initialize projects using Docker: is cool, but I have not gotten into any advanced features. Only scratched the surface a bit, and noticed that it looks good and shows me things I want 🙂

Docker-Compose (A list of the other things I’m getting around to)

ReDash – Very much needed collection of data in one spot. Self-hosted.

Plex – Actually this one is done. It is what I learned to get started with Docker on Ubuntu. I moved my Windows-based Plex install to Docker. It was relatively painless. I was able to keep all my media files in the same location on NTFS drives. I will likely make something on Hektech regarding the network options and few other things that took a while to figure out. – Resource on Plex journey – Another Regarding Networking as well – Can’t forget how to remove the network when you mess it up lol – The data I needed but these docs are a bit confusing – Was getting some help here – This was actually helpful (thanks to the Reddit poster that sent this link) – List of interesting containers


Something that keeps coming up that I want to take more than just a quick glance at:

I started a website called Severe Thunderstorm Warning and would like to tap into NOAA’s API to get send out alerts to people that would like to get them. Below you can find the API for the National Weather Service and it looks like it will be a pretty easy build. is a project listed there using python and creating a wrapper. It looks straightforward. – I want to go back and read this one.

AI Stuffs (there is a lot)

Some know others don’t, but I have been messing around with AI and recommender systems since 2005/2006. I have been a few ANNs and FANNs, several things using spark, etc etc BUT what I have been messing with recently is kind of mind-blowing. Hardware is finally powerful enough, and software easy enough to use that it doesn’t take a billion years to train on data.

What is more, are the results are getting passable which in the past I was always stretching my imagination to come up with how something could pass or make sense. But now… Things are a bit nuts.

I had an AI write a story recently, and I thought it was getting very far off track, but about 4,000 words in it brought it all back around. I’m not saying much more than that right now, but it was interesting.

So if you want to look into some AI stuff here are some resources listed based on ease of use:

ENHANCE!!! – Ok that is more of a joke because now you really can say “Enhance that!” and a computer nerd can do it if he is willing to spend $100 or so. – Write essays, stories, and more. Copywriting, scripts… Honestly, I have thrown a ton at this one and it is good. Based on GPT3 it doesn’t disappoint.

EleutherAI – Just simple plug and play. Free or Free for now. Based on the GPT-J-6B. Feed it something to start and you will have interesting results. Be warned though this AI is not very tamed and you might read things you do not want to read.

Honestly, I’m only stopping here because there are sooo many! But I will make a post about a few projects I have found and how easy they were to get set up and going.

If you want some other reading before I get around to it check out this blog by Max Woolf:

Then take a look at his projects on GitHub:

I have used the gpt-2-simple, textgenrnn, and aitextgen. I can tell you they are all interesting.

But I also have to throw this one in:

I got in early on the Kickstarter and I have been watching Harrison for a while. And he does quality work. This book is very good about breaking things down in such a way you can understand better what the AI is doing and control it a little better.

Other Random Notes:

Found a site called OneWord Domain which literally gives you 1-word domains.

I’m fascinated about this G Suite Free Lifetime I found on eBay.

This podcast was interesting: – Basically about someone that built similar things to what I have built in the past and still have running, but he was able to scale his to around 1,300 customers. – is his repo and his company name. This kind of inspires me to go back to building in the open, but I also think it takes a certain kind of personality to make a financial success out of doing that and I don’t know if I’m able since it hasn’t ever worked in the past. (Honestly, that needs more explanation. Coming soon… Open Source stuff :))

Spencer Heckathorn

I've been writing online on and off for nearly 20 years now. But I have been building online businesses and trying to figure out different ways to make money online consistently for 15 years. Recently you can find me writing on and posting odd musings to Twitter @mrhobbeys. I also have a mailing list I'm passionate about growing because email and a personal website are better ways for people to do social media.

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