The Future of Systems Management? Puppets!

  • Posted on: 7 February 2007
  • By: agittins

For those who administer a number of unix systems you have probably found there is little out there in the way of tools to help you manage multiple systems in a clean and efficient way. While cfengine is perhaps the most advanced F/OSS offering it is lacking in many areas - I know when I checked it out some time ago I got the distinct impression that the Cost/Benefit break-even point would be somewhere beyond 50 machines - I want something that's worth setting up for the ability to replace (or reconfigure) 10 machines without as much effort as it would take to do manually.

The Challenge

  • Posted on: 2 February 2007
  • By: agittins
You know, since 9/11 you can't point a camera at anything without someone getting all suspicious and in your face about it!
Taken out the back of Maleny (Witta I think it is) in the hinterlands of th

You know, since 9/11 you can't point a camera at anything without someone getting all suspicious and in your face about it!
Taken out the back of Maleny (Witta I think it is) in the hinterlands of th

Soli-tree

  • Posted on: 7 December 2006
  • By: agittins
A sad, solitary tree stands on what you might call a tidal flat in Pinkenba, Qld, Australia.

Taken with a Fuji FinePix S7000 in RAW mode, converted using UFRaw and processed using the Gimp (sharpen

A sad, solitary tree stands on what you might call a tidal flat in Pinkenba, Qld, Australia.

Taken with a Fuji FinePix S7000 in RAW mode, converted using UFRaw and processed using the Gimp (sharpen

Roach

  • Posted on: 17 November 2006
  • By: agittins
Euch! Dying Cockroach - processed and posted exclusively for the PhotoFriday "Gross" challenge.
To think I could have taken a photo of 12 bunches of a dozen roses, or someone's paycheck before the Goverment took their slice, or some political satire of Gross Incompetence... it ain't always pretty.

Euch! Dying Cockroach - processed and posted exclusively for the PhotoFriday "Gross" challenge.
To think I could have taken a photo of 12 bunches of a dozen roses, or someone's paycheck before the Goverment took their slice, or some political satire of Gross Incompetence... it ain't always pretty.

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