Chef and Puppet require Ruby before they will even talk to you.

Chef and Puppet require Ruby before they will even talk to you. Ansible does not require remote agents but is complex. Introducing TighBeam: because it works with the same tools sysadmins use all the time. This is a personal project, not some actual open source big deal. I wrote something for myself, keeping it as small as possible. Use it too in a week-end project or what not. But it has a logo!

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Russell Pavlicek make some very good points on the containers v. hypervisors race. Of course, he would...

http://open.citrix.com/blog/328-are-containers-the-right-answer-to-the-wrong-question.html Russell Pavlicek make some very good points on the containers v. hypervisors race. Of course, he would defend hypervisors; they are his bread and butter after all. I have to admit, though, that as I read his post, I felt that he was building a straw man as no one is saying that hypervisors will be replaced by containers. However… I went back to my own recent post(http://nexus.zteo.com/posts/the-next-evolution-of-virtualization/), to confirm my thinking, and re-reading my own words I realize that I totally omitted mentioning one of my favorites things about containers: the fact that they can cohabitate with VMs.

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Please pass this around as it is a very good opportunity: I am looking for more engineers to work in...

Please pass this around as it is a very good opportunity: I am looking for more engineers to work in several of my teams. Who I am looking for: - you are comfortable developing using C, C++ and/or Java - you either work with embedded systems (looking at you Droiders or switch developers) or large web applications or SDN controllers Who we are: - think of us as a startup with great benefits

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Virtual Machines Are Not The Future Of Virtualization

I usually reserve this kind of wall of text for my poor coworkers but not today. Share the pain!_ You may know this about me or you may not but over the years I have been a kind of closet futurist: I mean by that that I will occasionally come up with a proof of concept for something that may happen within the next few years but I rarely take the time to do much more at it does not align with my current goals.

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Journler(Again) and Mavericks

As you may have noticed if using this app, any interaction with Spotlight now causes a crash. For instance, dragging a file to Journler means that it will try to display a preview of this file and if it is not sure what type the file is, it attempts to delegate this task to Spotlight and…scene! I am aware of the issue and plan on fixing it, unfortunately it is a time consuming task and I have very little free time right now.

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C coroutines: no assembly (bad pun) required

I was reading Yossi Kreinin’s quick’n fun way to implement coroutines in C and, as an embedded development architect, was a bit saddened by the – necessary – use of assembly code to manage a separate stack. Granted, it’s only a few lines of code, but hey, why re-invent the wheel when we can use existing tools and badmouth Posix a little bit in the process? Posix? Well, yes. Reading his solution it is immediately obvious that rather than setjmp()/longjmp() one could use context management functions.

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Memonic extension patched for Google Chrome

The symptom is pretty simple: you click the ‘Memonic’ extension icon and nothing happens. This patch aims to fix this behavior. A bit more than three years ago, I published here a patched version of SuperGenPass that would work with Google Chrome. It’s been, since then, downloaded more than 1 million times. Recently, I also published a patched version of Memonic’s Android app, patched to work with Jelly Bean. Today, I bring you a patched version of the Memonic clipper that will work even if you have pesky SVG objects in the page you are trying to capture.

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Productive Ambient Noise: beyond white noise

Need some work ambiance that’s not just pure white noise? The web delivers! Properly used, after all, noise is supposed to be our creative ally. There is a study touted by various web sites. Of course, at first there was rainymood. It really is an excellent quality loop. In fact, the web version is, in my opinion, superior to the mobile one, which adds a somewhat disturbing background music. If you find rainymood’s loop not eventful enough, you could give a try to simply rain.

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