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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…

  • 01 Sep 2022
    Cleaning up unused modules with Dropsonde

    You’ve probably been using Puppet Forge modules to manage bits in your infrastructure for years. And if you’re like most of us, you’ve gradually added more modules and maybe sort of lost track of exactly what some of them do and on what nodes they’re declared on. You may even... 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…