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Today I finally managed to get our MAAS install upgraded to 1.8. It's a much nicer/cleaner UX than before. Very nice to see.

We also added our 6th nuc to the cluster in order to add some space for some functional testing of Juju deployments. This brings us up to 3 Juju different environments operating over 20 services on 6 fanless pieces of hardware.

The amazing thing here is that our team has truly embraced the best tool for the job. In this case, we're choosing the best clouds.

We run continuous integration, QA, and testing on these Nucs. Performance is great, they're running low power 24/7.

Once we're ready we take the same tools and bring up a temporary QA environment in EC2, Azure, or GCE. This allows us to do a shared QA of the entire stack in a 'production-like' setup with HA and everything. Once we're solid we can tear it down.

Finally, we use the same tools again to take that to upgrade our production running on the company's OpenStack cloud. 

If it's a private (MAAS or OpenStack) cloud or public (EC2/Azure) cloud we get to use one set of tools that the whole team can manage and really focus on our applications. 

Love it!
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I also have a 2 NUC MAAS but I have questions about how to setup the networking.  Also since my hardware is limited I wanted to create vms on each nuc.  Where do the Maas controllers run?
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LR6 did an pretty nice job putting my panorama together for me. 

The sprint location was really pretty nice as we weren't in a basement without windows, but on higher floors with a lake breeze and sunlight coming through. I wish I'd had more time there to do some other things, but definitely have a taste that makes me want to go back. 

#annecy   #canonical   #sprint   #work  
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Wed is fishing night. After work hit up the lake and caught this one. Fun stuff! It's my first time out with the camera mounted so be kind to my lack of video skills. I'll have to get better at that. 
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+Marco Ceppi after watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bToT32GPSo I figure they'll keep me upright mostly. I takes some getting used to for sure, but it's so nice to get out where you can't reach from shore, be able to carry it myself, and a lot cheaper than a powered boat. You're not allowed to take a powered boat on this lake for instance. You can get anywhere in a kayak. 
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So what do you do when you have one good team release? You do another! 

The Juju UI Engineering team is proud to pair up yesterday's GUI release with a Juju Quickstart release.

The big things here are GCE support, uncommitted bundles support to the GUI, and support for running the GUI and finding it on any port so you can colocate it along with your own web applications without any issues. 
We are happy to announce the 2.2.0 release of Juju Quickstart! Juju Quickstart helps both new and experienced users to quickly start Juju and the Juju GUI, whether they've never installed Juju or t...
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Here's a great video Jeff did on the new uncommitted bundles feature in the Juju GUI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr631pNXXzQ
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Temporary home sweet home. From the Annecy mountains to the Virginia ones in one week!

(That's Alps to Appalachian for those that like to nitpick)
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Enjoy the nice cool weather we've been having!
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We visited the new Wolf Exhibit in the Detroit Zoo. Wolves are my favorite animal out there and I'm definitely excited to be able to see them here.

http://detroitzoo.org/Press-Releases-2015/photo-exhibit-at-detroit-zoo-captures-the-hidden-life-of-wolves

It's a great thing to share with my son the discussions around wolves, why they're amazing, and how their pack life relates to our own. We were talking on and on about the 'omega' (https://livingwithwolves.org/portfolio/the-omega/) and how every pack needs someone to help bring some light heartedness to the family.


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This is how you know you're done fishing for the night. The fish fight back and start just stealing your lures. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjfDBqqLaLk
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Holy crap!  That was pretty crazy.
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This weekend I found a group of kayakers taking a trip from Vasser to Frankenmuth via the Cass River. It was an awesome way to kill some Sunday time and we saw a lot of nature out there. I didn't do any fishing from the kayak, but just worked on my paddle strokes and enjoyed some time out and about. 10.4 milesof woods enclosed water ftw.

Thanks for the folks that put the trip together and I'd definitely do it again. 
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The Juju UI Engineering team has released an awesome new feature to the Juju GUi. The ability to take a bundle, a working set of interconnected services, and tweak it to your own personal needs before deploying is a great feature for infrastructure reuse.

I'm very proud of the team for their work to get this feature landed and released!
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First kayak fishing trip in the books. It was a shaky start and after a bit I started to get more comfortable with the kayak and feeling like I wasn't going to fall in. However, after a few hours my saddle definitely got sore.

Caught four northern pike on a buzz bait, I had two more get off the hook before I could land them, and 5 other strikes I missed on the buzzbait and a hallow frog.

This is going to be a fun toy. I really want to try it out on a river sometime. Next up, Houghton Lake this weekend!
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    Computer Science, 1999 - 2001
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