Monthly Archives: January 2016

No this year

So 2016 marks 10 years since my first very in 2006. That’s so long ago it even predates the start of this blog! Sadly I’m not heading to LCA 2016 in Geelong this year. A number of reasons for this, but … Continue reading

Tagged | 3 Comments

Secure Hiera data with Masterless Puppet

One of the biggest limitations with masterless Puppet is keeping Hiera data secure. Hiera is a great way for separating site-specific information (like credentials) from your Puppet modules without making a huge mess of your sites.pp. On a traditional Puppet master environment, this … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


The previous owners of our house had left us with a reasonably comprehensive alarm system wired throughout the house, however like many alarm systems currently in homes, it required an analogue phone line to be able to call back to … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments