I recently bought a digital frame for some of my more elderly relatives.
The frame's firmware was quite retarded, and I had 2 issues with it:
This might be a "not a bug but a feature" type of situation, but still.
I needed to create seperate Chef accounts for some utility program running in my Chef server.
I was finally able to deprecate it today, but I saved those snippets because they're neat. These snippets use
chef-server-ctl, which is a utility software included in Chef server's installation
After posting my script in the Jenkins mailing list, I was told about a simpler way for implmenting my authorization strategy. I'm leaving this post because the things I learnt from developing the plugin are still valuable and may help someone someday.
This method doesn't work anymore because of some weird AWS restriction, which says you can't connect the root device of a marketplace AMI (like the CentOS one) to another VM, lest you discover its secrets.
I developed a better method which involves either rebooting ...
I manage every one of my Chef cookbooks as a single git repository, complying with the BerkShelf paradigm. I keep them all as submodules in a "supermodule", to allow my teammates to easily clone them all.
I can use
git status from the supermodule to get submodule information ...
I've been requested to recreate some spreadsheet for our execs. Being annoying as usual, I made it a point to only use scripting to build the tables.
Most of the reconstruction is interesting in an unrelated way, but I wanted to post about some little gimmicks that ...
StatsD is a tool developed by Etsy and Flickr (complicated story).
Its main use is providing a middleman for Graphite, which is a real-time graphing tool, mainly used for performance metrics.
Thanks to StatsD, I can use TCP sockets between servers (guaranteeing packet delivery), while processes generating the ...
I found some sites referring to this post. Below are the common complaints I saw, and my replies:
I'm criminally bad with setting up OpenVPN, meaning the testing is completely off
I'm not an expert in networking, but I have a working knowledge of ...