Debian is departing (if ever so slightly) from the historical mantra “It ships when its ready”. Looks as if Debian has decided time based freeze schedules will help them better manage time. Note they are not adopting time based releases, only the freeze is time based. I personally think this is a good thing. It will still ship when its ready but at least there will be some semblance of a time line for new releases.
I’m sure you have heard about the open letter from Centos regarding not having control of some key elements of the project and the AWOL admin. I purposely did not comment on this because I did not want to spread any FUD. Centos is a huge project, I had no doubt that things would get rectified in a timely manner. Here is the latest The CentOS Development team had a routine meeting today with Lance Davis in attendance.
Congratulations to everyone in the club. You have successfully navigated another trip around the sun. Today is not the day to worry about your infrastructure falling apart today is a day for celebration. Ok maybe thats not exactly true, celebrate after you get your network and systems in check :).
I’ve been working with puppet a lot in the last few weeks. I really enjoy this style of administration compared to “ssh in a for loop”. Its great to script things and I still do it but for maintaining configuration I don’t know if it gets much better than puppet. That being said I ran into a few issues today that had me splitting my head open on my desk, keyboard, pop cans and just about everything else I could reach.
I have to use windows for a few things at my new employeer. I’ve found a few programs that I just cant survive using windows without. Launchy – Gnome-do like launcher Quotefix – Properly bottom post when replying to emails IsoRecorder – Right click iso and burn Cygwin – Linux-like environment for Windows I still spend very little time in windows so its not too bad but when I am there not having access to those tools drives me batty.
Matt Simmons recently had another post that mentioned structured systems management. I find myself re-reading Ad-Hoc vs Structured Systems Management from time to time and I figure its time for me to chime in. First off, Michael Jankes’ post is one of my favorite blog post reads. Few posts do I ever re-read unless its tutorialesque. For a quick sidetrack one of those posts that I do return to when I deal with developers is The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.
Sorry for the spam just testing modifications to a plugin
A while back I wrote about using Apache as a dynamic reverse proxy. Anyone who has done even minimal research into web servers knows that Apache is the swiss army knife. It trys to be everything for everyone, and like a swiss army knife may not be as good as a more refined too at least as far as efficiency is concerned. Here is the situation. You have a single pinhole into your private network.
Ha! I have trapped you with my sensationalized headline. Or you didn’t read this just like I wouldn’t have :P. I don’t know about anyone else but I had to turn off some of my feeds over the past several days. I was sick and tired of all the Chrome OS posts filtering about the net. It’s not that I don’t think having google behind another linux platform is a bad idea.
Apparently I have had a caching issue on the blog for a while now. It should be fixed but if anyone notices that your feed is updating but the site is not feel free to drop me a line. Thanks to Warren Guy from planetsysadmin.com for letting me know.