Puppet Orchestrator --application Example


As always, this technical blog post began when I was having a problem and couldn't find the answer on the internet. I'm writing tests for Puppet's application orchestrator which involve setting up an application remotely then running some variations of puppet job run. In particular, I need ...

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Minimal Programmatic Puppet Class Creation


This post began when I was trying to programmatically create my own Puppet class, googled this exact title, and came up totally empty handed. After wading through dozens of StackOverflow posts and puppet docs, I still wasn't sure what I needed to accomplish this or how it would fit ...

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If I Were A Boy


Before attending university I was completely unaware of the diversity problem in STEM. In high school all of my classes were relatively 50-50 in terms of gender, including science and math classes, and I had never experienced or noticed anyone treating me differently than my male peers. My fist computer ...

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Openstack Image Default Username Reference


This seems like something that should exist on the internet and kind of doesn't (or should at least be more searchable). These are only valid if you obtain an official image from the respective projects repository, and may or may not be the same if you use a manual ...

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Write The Docs: NA 2016


Another year of Write the Docs! Although I don't write as much documentation as I should, writing is such a key part of day-to-day human interaction, and WTD is always a good reminder of basic principles and encouragement to write more (docs). It's also an incredibly well run ...

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Podcasts I Love


Updated 09-15-2017

The goal of this post is not to enumerate the top 10 podcasts that you already listen to, but to tell you about some lesser-known podcasts that I love. In no particular order:

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Beaver Barcamp 16


The conference everyone waits for all year, BEAVER BARCAMP went down yesterday. This is my third year and final year organizing the unconference, and all was strangely calm. I'm not sure what magical forces to attribute this to, but usually there is a sharp spike in meetings, tasks, and ...

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