Posts tagged work

Bash Love

:: bash, osl, work, rice

At the OSL our workstations are shared and named after colors. emerald.workstation.osuosl.bak is where I usually sit in the NOC (Figure 1). I use tmux (Figure *) to multiplex so I can connect to my session from anywhere, but when splitting the terminal to get a side by side, very often the prompt can get obscenely long (Figure 2). This calls for shortening the bash prompt in order to maximize utility of $COLUMNS.

PGD Cookbook

:: osl, work, chef, code

When I mention, yum cookbook, recipes, and how to use knife, what comes to mind? When first using Chef you begin to wonder what they were thinking naming their product such a common thing. Chef is a configuration management(CI) tool. CI is a methodology for programmatically managing software and hardware. There are many popular open source options including Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and NixOS to name a few. They differ in their language of implementation, design goals, and range of popularity.