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MacOS Docker Installation problems?

If after a docker installation on your mac you are getting something like:

Get http:///var/run/docker.sock/v1.20/version: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: no such file or directory.
* Are you trying to connect to a TLS-enabled daemon without TLS?
* Is your docker daemon up and running?

You came to the right place.

If you follow the steps from official tutorial on how to install docker on Mac, you will come to a point where you can’t run docker. It took me a good chunk of time to find the solution so I’ve decided to write this short post on it. I hope it will be fixed soon as for this issue – but for now you will need to follow these 3 steps: Continue reading

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Add Users to Google Compute Engine / EC2 Instances

KeysIn the past, when I wanted to share a Linux box with other users, it was simply by creating another user and making sure their password are ‘strong’. These days, it’s much safer not to use passwords over ssh but rather keys in order to connect (over ssh) to your machines in the cloud.

Here is the full list of commands you need to do in order to add a user. It’s being tested on Ubuntu so if you are on another OS, please continue with caution.

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Google Cloud Platform Update

Cloudy days and waterfall

A talk I gave at Campus TLV back at 2014 (but got the video just recently). The lecture starts with Hebrew for the first minute, but the talk itself is in English. You can skip to 1:07 to start view the talk. There is a new Container Engine (alpha mode), powered by the open source technology Kubernetes. It enables you to run and manage Docker containers on Google Cloud Platform’s virtual machines. Try it out with this sign up for customer programs.

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Technology #StartupTips

Views on sun raise How to pick the right (technology) tool for the job?
There are a lot of options out there. First, you need to decide where your servers will run: Google cloud platform, Amazon web services, and many others platforms that give you the ability to ‘run and scale’. Next, you need to think on the distribution platforms you wish cover and to prioritize them: Web, Android, iOS etc’.
Soon after these stages, you will hit the important questions, on your strategy. Is it going to be ‘mobile first’ or ‘mobile only’? How will you promote the product? Which channels? How to measure and tune them?

In this post, I will try to cover the tip of this iceberg. Specifically, what are some of the consideration you wish to be aware of when making the critical decisions that address your technology stack. Continue reading

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2014 Summary

2014-5-new-year

2014 was a busy year.
In few moments of reflection, it feels more like 3-4 years. Anyway, let’s try to see where was the interesting stuff on this blog.

The Web

 google think cloud

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Google Cloud: Managed VMs And Docker

Google cloud platform“Google’s ability to build, organize, and operate a huge network of servers and fiber-optic cables with an efficiency and speed that rocks physics on its heels. This is what makes Google Google: its physical network, its thousands of fiber miles, and those many thousands of servers that, in aggregate, add up to the mother of all clouds.” – Wired
This quote about Google cloud platform is on the spot. In the slides below,  I tried to give an overview on the new features that are now part of Google cloud. If you attended #CodeMotion TLV yesterday – You will find these slides familiar. If it’s not the first time you hear the phrase ‘Google cloud’, jump to slide 14. Continue reading

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Install A VPN Server On Google Compute Engine

photo_openswanIn this tutorial, we will go over the simple steps to install an IPSec/L2TP VPN server on google compute engine.
Why?
There are many cases that we need to use a secure channel between a local machine (it might be the firewall of our office or just your development laptop) and our cloud infrastructure. The answer (in most cases) is to have a VPN server in our cloud that will be the entry point. Here we are going to look at a client-server solution. If you are looking at a solution that will give you server to server configuration please go to this post: greenido.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/how-to-set-a-vpn-on-google-compute-engine/

First, I’m going to assume you have an account with Google cloud and you already know how to launch an instance on Google Compute Engine. If not, this post could help you do it in less then 5 min.

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