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Puppet 3.8.x EOL imminent!

Just a friendly PSA that Puppet 3.x reached its end of life on December 31, 2016. I suggest upgrading to an LTS release for access to bug fixes and security updates after December 31, 2016. If you have not yet updated, you should make that a priority! Update: As of... Read more…

  • 21 Dec 2021
    Winter Solstice run 2021

    Today at 7:58 am was the Winter Solstice. That’s when the days stop getting shorter and start getting longer again. Metaphorically, it’s when darkness starts leaving our lives again and we welcome in more light. Ruben and I celebrated with a 7:58 am morning run, of course. The first half... Read more…

  • 19 Aug 2021
    Correcting misinformation with Twitter Birdwatch

    Information is power. And those who control the narrative have all the power in the world. In recent years, we’ve seen the interconnectedness of our digital communities lead to the weaponization of misinformation. The obvious example of that was the Jan 6, 2021 insurrection in which a departing president incited... Read more…

  • 30 Mar 2021
    How to use a module from the Puppet Forge

    The Puppet Forge is a great place to find content. Whether you’re looking for a module to manage SELinux contexts, or Windows registry settings, or even major applications like IBM WebSphere, you’re almost certain to find it on the Forge. Using that content is a different story though. It’s generally... Read more…