A colleague asked me if it was possible to RDP into an Ubuntu server on Azure, and I found this resource. Let me know how this works for you. Using Windows RDP to Access your Ubuntu Instance via Using Windows RDP to Access your Ubuntu Instance | Cloud Services.

New Powershell 5.0 goodness: New NetworkSwitch module. This module’s cmdlets let you apply switch, virtual LAN, and basic Layer 2 network switch port configuration to certified network switches. New PowerShellGet module. This module install, publishes, and updates modules using the PowerShell Gallery. The PowerShell Gallery is the central repository for PowerShell content. You can findRead more »

Stop everything and watch this Jez Humble’s talk at ChefConf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8af9kLhlk if it doesn’t change the way you think about organizational leadership, I’d be shocked. “…the managements job is not to tell people what to do, it’s to create an environment in which people can safely experiment to make things, to try things out and make things better”  

I love the clarity of Adam Jacob’s advice on changing things in the organization. Here’s the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV7XnD7TM2A  “it’s very possible to build very very fast, very inhumane systems…”  “blameless postmortems are fundamentally more humane”. And a quick clip of where he talks about how to change organizational beliefs, systems, and behaviors. It’s incredibly forthrightRead more »

Hope to see you at these upcoming conferences: She’s Geeky http://shesgeeky.org/bay-area-2015/ ChefCon https://www.chef.io/chefconf/ LeanUX NYC http://2015.leanuxnyc.co/ Microsoft Ignite http://ignite.microsoft.com/#fbid=LKO9cCKny91 Agile 2015 http://agile2015.agilealliance.org/t  

Friends of Chef (formerly Opscode) and Mitch Hill are invited to help build a hybrid cloud at Cal Poly Pomona. The Mitchell C. Hill Memorial Endowment will provide funding to build a hybrid cloud datacenter of which 1/3 will benefit current student coursework, 1/3rd to ongoing research, and 1/3rd to K-12 students. More information onRead more »

So what is this “Chef” thing I keep raving about? It’s configuration management, built by some of the most awesome people I’ve ever met. So I thought I would spend a bit of time blogging about my learning and the best way to start is to…. start. Two weeks ago I was in @Stevenmurawski ChefRead more »

Colorful language aside, this is why I love devops and configuration management. “Sysadmins have been fed a lot of shit by a lot of different vendors for years — while simultaneously being made to feel bad about the job they do. So they’re sort of inoculated to new pitches,” he says. “They’re tired of shitRead more »

“People don’t like success — and they don’t like LA people who are successful,” said Rosenblatt, talking specifically about Google and how the search giant decimated a lot of legitimate content businesses like the company Demand Media in what was an effort to purge its results of weaker material. via A Very Short History ofRead more »

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