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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! Learn more about... Read more…

  • 15 May 2020
    Telemetry that doesn't suck

    We both know that you hate telemetry as much as I do. We’ve all seen the dreadful rollouts of privacy invasions, the information leakage, and the abuse of private data. I have third-party cookies disabled in my browser the same as you. So when I started building Dropsonde, the upcoming... Read more…

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Downstream impact of pull requests

    Accepting a pull request carries a certain amount of risk, especially if you have a lot of downstream users of your code. It’s not easy to know the potential impact of breakage that a PR might introduce to your carefully tested codebase. A couple weeks ago I wrote about a... Read more…

  • 21 Apr 2020
    Writing a great README

    Surprisingly enough, it’s not really that hard to write a good README. The key is to remember who you’re writing for and why. See, it’s all about time and resource management—specifically, the time that a reader is willing to give you. This is often overlooked because most people write READMEs... Read more…