Daniel Schaaff

Using Puppet Catalog Preview with FOSS Puppet

We’re working to upgrade our infrastructure to Puppet 4 and are making use of the catalog preview tool to help identify code that needs to be updated. The preview tool in and of itself is handy, but the output it produces can be a bit daunting. During the “Getting to the Latest Puppet” talk at puppetconf they pointed out a tool that professional... Read more

No Longer Barfing at the Mention of ChatOps

I’ve poked a lot of fun at chatops but I have found some value in portions of the practice. Let me state upfront that I do not believe paying attention to the chat room all day and having your attention interrupted non-stop is a productive or healthy practice. I have found some big benefits to “chatops” however. Visibility Work that is done in... Read more

Saving Credentials for Office 365 PowerShell Scripts and Scheduled Tasks

This is immensely useful, and has been a huge time saver. [gallery size=full columns=1] —Practical 365 “PowerShell is an efficient way to perform management tasks for Office 365, and also allows a great deal of automation through the use of PowerShell scripts to perform routine and repetitive tasks.” http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/203571740/0/... Read more

Thrice "1979" Smashing Pumpkins Cover Live @ SiriusXM // Octane - YouTube

This is excellent. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bRNJ9UVVZNY&feature=youtu.be Read more

How to get to files that have been mounted over

You have a directory with data, and now you’ve mounted a volume over it. How do you get to the data in the underlying directory without interrupting the mounted volume? Bind mount to the rescue! Bind mount the directory to another path and you can manipulate the files in underlying directory without disturbing the volume mounted atop of it. Read more