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Darrel Clute
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Unix/Linux System Administrator/Engineer, Network Engineer/Architect, DevOps Practitioner, Open Source Advocate, Geek, Husband, Father
Unix/Linux System Administrator/Engineer, Network Engineer/Architect, DevOps Practitioner, Open Source Advocate, Geek, Husband, Father

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A great writeup of the transition from puppet due to the unmanageable nature of the DSL. And a good comparison between Salt and Ansible highlighting some of the hidden complexities.

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More options for diagramming outside of Visio.
Free network equipment shape gallery designed to allow #LibreOffice and #OpenOffice users to create network diagrams that used to be the exclusive preserve of MS Visio users. 150+ shapes in light and dark variants, logical & physical, fully scalable, creative-commons licensed. Download from http://www.vrt.com.au/downloads/vrt-network-equipment or from either of the LibO/OO extensions sites. Get 'em while they're fresh!
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Just posted my thoughts on whether "DevOps Engineer" should be a job title, based on some recent conversations http://www.darrelclute.net/2014/06/devops-engineer/

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Great article.  Has application to distributed teams just as much as remote workers.  Beyond either of these though, I think that it probably has the best fit for organizations embracing DevOps. Set your organization up for success and follow these guidelines.

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Great commentary on how choice is important.

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I will be attending +Cisco Live again this year.  Looking forward to learning and talking with people I haven't seen in about a year.

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Salt Air episode 18 with @thatch45 covers highlights from the Salt 2014.1.0 release.

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Stop the cloud washing. Same could be said for the SDN washing in the networking community.
Just because it's hosted doesn't mean it's cloud!! Seriously. We used to call it "Hosted Services", or SaaS, or *aaS. That was more accurate. Now it's "Cloud all the things!" even if it's no better than chroot web hosting on metal.

What bothers me is twofold: The pandering and the inaccuracy. Don't pander to what's kewl and trendy because it seems like a sign of insecurity. Furthermore, in many cases it's just not accurate. Oh your appliance can be set to store backup configuration settings on vendor SFTP server? Not cloud. You do BSD jails to host client websites? Not cloud. I can install the software on-premise or pay you monthly for a hosted version? Not necessarily cloud.

waves cane and shouts something about lawns and castle doctrine

#sysadmin   #devops  

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New blog post on my site redesign and workflow

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