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OpenStack Operators Kilo Mid-Cycle Meetup, Day 2

Key Takeaway – We Need Operators’ Feedback! A common thread throughout the entire meetup is operators providing feedback and comments on specs and reviews.  It’s clear this feedback is invaluable to the developer community.  It also provides benefit to the operators community as our feedback helps shape the priorities of the various projects. I think the

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OpenStack Operators Kilo Mid-Cycle Meetup, Day 1 Takeaways

Here are some of my notes and main take-aways from the OpenStack Operators meet up going on today and tomorrow in Philadelphia.  (Obviously there is a lot more data and details in the individual etherpads.) The meeting was originally scheduled to take place at the Comcast Center, but was moved to The Hub at United

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OpenStack Paris Summit Notes

Random notes I took during the OpenStack Paris Summit.  May or may not be useful for others. Note:  Matt Fischer has a great post on Key Learnings from Paris.  Also featured on the OpenStack Superuser site! Ceph for Openstack (Design Summit) http://kilodesignsummit.sched.org/event/f2e49f4547a757cc3d51f5641b2000cb https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/kilo-ceph Top 10 Pain Points from User Survey http://kilodesignsummit.sched.org/event/e6dc7a0a7c350af1a3954f3427785333 http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/openstack-user-survey-insights-november-2014 https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/kilo-summit-ops-pain Best way

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PuppetConf 2014 Notes

In case someone else might find this useful, here are my notes from PuppetConf 2014 (including the Monday contributor’s summit.) Contributor Summit (Modules Track) https://github.com/puppet-community Puppet modules antipatterns Don’t ensure => latest on packages (installed or present) Do parameter validation (use stdlib) Don’t require an yum/apt repo Ensure idempotency Deprecation warnings strict_variables = true in

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Run-Up to the Credit Crunch

Chicago Public Radio’s “This American Life” had a great program on recently describing the run-up and reasons behind the housing crisis and ensuing credit crunch.  Titled “The Giant Pool of Money“, it makes it a lot more clear how all of this happened. Very interesting and really quite entertaining, I recommend it if you have

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