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SaltStack, Puppet, and Ansible. Oh My!

Relatively well done article breaking down the differences between SaltStack and Ansible. It is about 8 months old, so some of the data may be out of date.
A comparison of Salt and Ansible, evaluated by porting an infrastructure away from Puppet.
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For editorial use only? Still pretty awesome.
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I am a huge fan of standardization of development boxes and virtualization. :)
In every development job, there seems to be a rite of passage for new hires to re-create and setup the team's development environment. This is an important task to get the new engineer comfortable with the details of the environment; it's also a test on how well the new hire can listen and follow directions.When I started at AOL, I too had to set up my development environment. That included acquiring Parallels, and installing Centos, which includ...
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Blame the extremists, not the religion. Completely agree. Remember that every religion has extremists. Double agree with that.
 
Barack Obama has said all religions were open to exploitation by people bent on stirring up hatred or aggression http://econ.st/1A7lNZY
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The Cycle of Goodness. It holds that “no one prospers unless he renders benefit to others.”

Old but Interesting.
The zipper is one of those inventions—along with the bicycle—that seems as though it should have occurred much earlier in history. How complicated could it be to assemble two wheels, two pedals, and a chain? Or to align two jagged strips of metal teeth and shuffle them together? There is...
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I approve this post. Just enough troll to bring a smile to my face.
 
This is great. Thanks to whoever sent it through my stream.

Sits back and prepares to enjoy people getting huffy and righteously indignant.
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"Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins." --Benjamin Franklin
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Originally from 2004, but still accurate. 
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Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis is a latin phrase that roughly translates to “always faithful”. It is also the Marine Corps motto.
Semper Fidelis is a latin phrase that roughly translates to “always faithful”. It is also the Marine Corps motto. When I was 19 and going through bootcamp, I would always ask “faithful to what?” I always received “Corps and c...
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Graph says it all really.
 
America started vaccinating against measles in 1963. Here's why it shouldn't stop http://econ.st/1LTZBHh
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This is a very important article to share. Refusing to vaccinate is not only dangerous for the child, but dangerous to others who are either allergic to the vaccine, too young to be vaccinated, or too old or immune-compromised to withstand exposure even if they are vaccinated. It's simply irresponsible not to vaccinate.
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Death to Extremists!
The conservative Twitterverse is all riled up because at Thursday’s (Feb. 5) National Prayer Breakfast (an event founded and run by the secretive Christian organization known as The Fellowship), President Obama said that Christians, as well as Muslims, have at times committed atrocities. His words:
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“When we talk about free expression, it also means the freedom to ridicule and offend,” [Neyestani] told IranWire. “What is not a joke is the lives of human beings. Even if a cartoonist commits the biggest insult in the world, nobody has the right to take his life away with a bullet.” #jesuischarlie  
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Senior Technical Director at AOL.
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Laid back California combined with Big as Texas ambitions executed by Marine Corps organization. Currently changing the world one digital video at a time with the Apple iTunes Store
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  • Chewy.com
    VP of Technology, 2015 - present
    Responsible for growing the e-commerce platform and technology infrastructure that powers Chewy.com
  • AOL
    Senior Technical Director, 2013 - 2015
    Responsible for all technical aspects of AOL Mail, AOL Client, and AIM. Drove the launch of 100% TLS sessions for AOL WebMail, and launched the new AOL.com application.
  • Apple Inc.
    Senior Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
    iTunes Digital Supply Chain for video content. Working on the video encoding workflow, integration with QuickTime codecs, and hardware management.
  • Amazon.com
    Software Development Manager, 2010 - 2012
    Video Ingestion and encoding solutions for Amazon Instant Video. Owned everything from Content ingestion, encoding to bitrates, DRM application, streaming packaging, and fleet management. Responsible for the hardware budget.
  • AOL
    Senior Software Development Manager, 2006 - 2010
    Owner of publishing tools for AOL branded properties, including AOL.com. Integration with Seed.com, and Blogsmith properties (Engadget, TUAW, Autoblog, etc.). Also responsible for photo and video ingestion, license rights management, and search catalogs.
  • International Network Solutions
    Consultant, 2005 - 2006
    VMware Certification, Onsite consultant for several companies, focused mostly on .Net technologies.
  • Auntie's Beads
    Technical Lead, 2004 - 2005
    Designed and developed the e-commerce and physical retail presence. Primary responsibilities included inventory system, Integrating new store locations, and helping improve engagement of sales campaigns.
  • Placemark Investments
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2004
    Unified Mutual Fund distribution and rebalancing work. Helped integrate two new resellers.
  • eSports Partners
    Software Engiener, 2003 - 2004
    Online Fanclubs for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Texas A&M. Lead developer for shopping platform responsible for 1/3 of official NFL stores in 2004.
  • eSoftSolutions, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2003
    Consultant working on online video and e-commerce solutions. Also worked with mobile technologies and Docent e-learning solutions.
  • eOrbis.com
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2000
    Responsible for development of a business to business auction site and the technologies for real time RFP actions.
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Official page for the British sitcom, Red Dwarf. Series X coming to Dave Channel (UK) this autumn!

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I was highly surprised by this restaurant. The service was exceptional and the bar was capable of producing some exceptional cocktails. We ordered their chocolate burger as an appetizer and split it up into sliders, it was amazing and better than the PB&J Burger. For the main course, I went with a special filet and that was incredibly well prepared, came out exactly as ordered. The bread pudding desert was exceptional!
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My family has been going to Dr. McCutcheon for the past two years, and we have been very satisfied with her. On our last visit, Dr. McCutcheon took the time to talk about sealants for my son, and discuss the sealants that still remain on my teeth, and why sealants aren't done for adults. I never felt pressured into any optional services, and she is always interested in my concerns about my dental health.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Excellent and enjoyable. The food was good. The cocktails were spot on. The banana gratin was exceptional. The noise level was a bit loud, but the energy was spot on. I recommend reservations if you desire a table.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I have been three times. It is a cheap haircut. The shop is very old fashioned. Its the kind of place you expect to see in olden-American movies. The barbers are nice, and if your hair is simple, they can handle it.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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This is more of a full hotel review. Oh my god, the view of Basilica Notre Dame of the Garde is worth just visiting the hotel. The staff felt a little dry in English, but energized in french -- I attribute that to being a foreigner, as many of the other guests seemed to speak fluent French. The pool was wonderful, albeit hard to find (hint, it is located inside the Clarins spa). The waterfall and jets are a nice touch. I didn't get to experience the spa treatment, so i cannot comment on that. I had no problems with the restaurant or bar. My old fashion was served promptly, and the wine was courteously handled. The food was exceptional, and the service attentive. It was French service, so expect some waits. The largest surprise of the restaurant was the kids' menu: It was perfect. The staff even suggested ordering my son's meal first, to accommodate his lack of patience when he is hungry. The kids meal was on par with the adult menu, and he loved the desserts. It was wonderful to find something so kid friendly in such an upscale dining experience. The room is spacious and large. It appears to be a well done renovation. The bathroom is awesome. Overall, if you have a reason to visit Marseille, I recommend the Intercontinental. If you don't need a hotel, I would still recommend the restaurant attached.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Wonderful french dining. Not the usual tourist fare. Highly recommend you go. Be warned, it is cramped and a bit noisy. But a wonderful experience.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: delicious, awesome and southern. Service: exceptional, attentive, and friendly. If you want some spice, try the spicy link. It brings me back every time.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago