Worst Practice Lab VM Automation

Worst Practice Lab VM Automation

I've started the process of switching my lab over from unmanaged to ansible. I've used Puppet and Salt quite extensively through work, but after a handful of false starts with the lab, I think ansible is the way to go.g his is a series of what many (including myself) would consider "worst practices", but are more along the lines of "rapid iteration". The goal here is to get something working in a short period of time, without spending hours, days, or weeks researching best practices. This is instead something someone can put together on a Sunday afternoon, in between chasing after a 3 year old.

Ceph getting acquainted

The two key components:

Ceph 1st Runthrough

These are just some notes I took as I did my first run through on installing Ceph on some spare ECS Hardware I had access to. Note that currently, no one would actually recommend doing this, but it was a good way for me to get started with Ceph.

postgresql hstore is easy to compare

hstore is an option key=>value column type that's been around in postgresql for a long time. I was looking at it for a project where I want to compare "new data" to old, so I can approve it. There is a hstore-hstore option that compares two hstore collections and shows the differences.

Programming Uniden AMH-350 for APRS

This is a narrative post. If you want to see my python program that calculates out the diode matrix, skip to the end or click here,