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Hopefully all this code gets ripped out this year.
Work needs better health checks than pingdom alerts.
Okay now functional tests pass. I had to issue a certificate to the web environment in order to pass a health check so the app sends an email to generate a service desk ticket.
Running the branch in the test environment confirmed my suspicion.
The bug was subtle
Each server has a base.pp class
Only one server has nagios on it with a nagios.pp class
The pull request removed all use of the export syntax @@
Most of the changes were in nagios.pp which is fine.
However removing @@ from the nagios_file resource in base.pp meant puppet tried to create nagios config files in the whole fleet.
I caught a bug in a code review today!
Puppet code is weird.
The Exported resources syntax is weirder
Even the maintainers don't love it.
Just to put this into perspective:
The average value of a Bitcoin transaction is currently $119 and requires energy worth roughly $100 (the world average price is $0.14 per kWh).
instance block recommendation
- instance "implemented to help preserve freedom of speech in the United States of America"
- admin is called MakeAmericaFreeAgain
- admin boosts advocacy for racial segregation https://freespeechextremist.com/notice/A3GONBBmGHF0x8Un2G
- replyguy popped at me unsolicited to defend the white supremacist uprising in the U.S. https://freedomofpress.rocks/@whatagainst/105570939604923517
I'm considering installing Hercules OS to an old iMac over the xmas break. #nerdholiday
Maybe I'll write some COBOL
I played exactly one pickup tabletop game at a game store, ever
a guy got mad at me for using NSEW directions on a map in a fantasy setting because “they’d have different names for it” so I scribbled some shit and handed him a map that had the directions:
South (pronounced “sooth”)
he gave me the world’s dirtiest look and 5 minutes later when I described something as being “about ten bmiles morth by morthsqueast of here” he left the table and walked out of the shop
I never saw him again
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