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Docker on a Synology DS411+

I liked my Synology but this spring I almost fell in love: not only does it run Node.js, it now also support Docker ! My job of running the Ghost blog platform just got mucht easier: no more reinstalling supervisorctrl and friends after a reboot, I just run it all in a Docker Container and voila ! OK, the image is of a sample hello world container but you probably get the point.

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Adding Comments, Analytics etc to Ghost

Now that I had Ghost is running, it wass time to tune it and make it a complete blog: i need to add Analytics, Comments, Site Map and social linking. ##Google Analytics OK, i initially decided to go straight for the new Google Tag Manager and while setting up its Containers realised i’ll only be running 1 tag so why bother and switched to including the Analytics .js only. I found these steps quite usefull.

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Installing Node.js on a Synology DS411+ (Intel cpu)

Need help installing node.js on an Intel base Synology? Want to install node.js (or do you prefer nodejs or node js)on your intel based Synology like my DS411+ and getting stuck or lost in compile errors after following the ARM based instructions? Look no further because Synology has provided node.js as a standard package and you can get node.js up and running in 5 minutes! Just go to the Package Center, choose Utilities and install Node.

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What's in my toolbox ?

Chromebook Caret editor Crouton Web or API development Postman, newman htty Logging Log to a central location from all your services. Fluentd Loggly ELK Papertrail Reverse engineer AWS setup Have already deployed a VPC, instances etc in AWS and need to show a nice diagram to your collegues? These 2 Cloudservices can help you get going. Drawing from scratch, I prefer draw.

Google Now Cards on a Chromebook is possible

I am a daily user of the Google Now cards on my Android phone but didn’t like the way they open in an internal browser, where you can not bookmark etc stuff I liked. (you first need to re-open the page in Chrome) My Chromebooks (older Samsung and the Samsung Plus) did have the Now functionality available from the (search)menu but never showed any Cards. Googling only showed the conclusion that it was not “further developed”.

Installing Ghost on Synology

Ghost is an excellent blogging tool and happens to be free and easy to install on your Synology. First get node.js installed, see node.js on synology ds411 intel on how to do that. NB Synology comes with node.js V0.12 and runs just fine for Ghost. Next follow this official tutorial from Remember to install Ghost under /volume1 or somewhere else than /root or it will be deleted on the next DSM update Open/forward the port 2368 from the internet to your Synology Then you’ll want to run the ghost app in the background: you need to install a handy tool called screen.