GUIs Considered Harmful

Using Ansible has fundamentally changed the way I interact with the applications on my network. Not long ago I would have sought applications that had a GUI. Now I avoid them. This is why I changed my mind about Zentyal…. Read More ›

Ansible CentOS Examples

I’ve started a github repository for my Ansible configuration. I will add content over time as I “sanitize” my roles and settings. I want to make sure they will work as-is and that I haven’t left in local configuration data…. Read More ›

The Dead Object Problem

I have argued here and elsewhere that automated CM tools should adopt a truly stateful approach in which the administrator defines what system objects (packages, files, users, processes, etc.) he wants on the system and the CM tool ensures that… Read More ›