Managed to get an XP-Pen Artist 12 second generation tablet working under Linux. The vendor's driver installation was straight-forward and easy. The hard part was figuring out how to mirror a display to the tablet (hint: it involves xrandr). Will post the notes in Github shortly.
I'm now working on improving my Kubernetes skills by migrating my library of Docker containers to Minikube. Topics I'm working on at the moment include: loadleveilers and ingress tools, along with networking. Goal is to have the school range's containers similarly converted by the end of the Summer. Current architecture involves some home-grown orchestration using Bash, Perl, and OpenVSwitch.