I've decided that WordPress.com isn't the right place for this blog. I'm a hacker, so I should blog like one. So, I'm moving this blog to here. I hope you'll come visit.
I wanted to play with logstash, ideally using my current favourite tools of Vagrant and Chef. I googled around, but the projects I found that use these tools were too complex for my taste, so I rolled my own. First, I wanted to start from a very simple Vagrant + Chef Solo + Ubuntu 12.04 configuration. Here’s one I … Continue reading Logstash + Elasticsearch
I wanted to play with logstash, ideally using my current favourite tools of Vagrant and Chef. I googled around, but the projects I found that use these tools were too complex, for my taste, so I rolled my own. First, I wanted to start from a very simple Vagrant + Chef Solo + Ubuntu 12.04 … Continue reading Playing with logstash
I'm a big fan of configuration management, and the whole "infrastructure as code" approach. Currently, I'm managing hundreds of machines with Puppet, but I decided to take a look at Chef...just because. I find a lot of the "getting started with Chef" articles and blog posts dive too deep into tool magic before giving a real … Continue reading Getting started with Chef (and Vagrant)
I've been thinking a lot about habits, recently. In particular, how to create good habits in myself. I remember reading somewhere that it takes two or three weeks of daily repetitions to form a new habit. However, it seems this might be an underestimate. The advantage of a habit, or a good habit, anyway, is … Continue reading Habit-forming
I can't believe I haven't posted anything on this blog since 2011. Actually, I can, but it's still pretty shocking. I'm going to try to make an effort to start posting again, partially inspired by this post; http://timkastelle.org/blog/2014/03/you-should-start-a-blog-right-now/ Will I manage to stick to it, this time? Who knows? Actually, if you're reading this much … Continue reading It’s been a while