Updating local versions of Docker images if using the latest tag

I have an ubuntu:latest image pulled locally from a couple of years ago, and it’s obviously not the latest since it’s over 2 years old. ‘docker images’ shows:

ubuntu                                                                           latest                     d5ca7a445605   2 years ago     65.6MB

If I run the image with -it and cat the /etc/lsb-release file, it shows it’s 20.04. Docker Hub is currently showing latest as 22.04.

To update it, if I ‘docker pull ubuntu:latest’ then it shows:

> docker pull ubuntu:latest
latest: Pulling from library/ubuntu
70104cd59e2a: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:1b8d8ff4777f36f19bfe73ee4df61e3a0b789caeff29caa019539ec7c9a57f95
Status: Downloaded newer image for ubuntu:latest

If I now start it and cat /etc/lsb-release, it shows 22.04. Done!

Moving from msql client to mysqlsh

I posted a while back about running mysql in a Docker container on an Apple Silicon MacBook. It’s been a while since I’ve run mysql locally, and it seems the mysqlsh client is now preferred over the previous mysql client.

With mysqlsh, after connecting, to issue a ‘use’ command to select a db, use ‘\use dbname’

Once a db is selected, to issue other mysql commands enter the sql mode with ‘\sql’ command.

Increasing font size in menu trees in Eclipse

On a high resolution monitor, by default the tree menus that display your project contents can be too small to read. I’ve never had this issue before on older PCs/laptops/monitors, but on my M1 MacBookPro the text in menu item trees is (for me) too small to read.

The setting to increase the font size specifically for menu trees is in Preferences here: General / Appearance / Colors and Fonts / View and Editor Folders :

Creating a static website with GitHub Pages

I have a bunch of note as html files and want to easily host them somewhere. I’m looking into using GitHub Pages. GitHub pages provide themes, but for html files you need to add a header to the start of each file in markup format using Jekyll Front Matter.

layout: default

Add a sample test page with a couple of headers and you end up with a page rendered with your selected theme:

Access your site with the url: https://[your-github-user-id].github.io/[repo-name]