Currently I’m using Ansible at work, but I would MUCH rather be using Salt. A discussion on the Salt mailing list reminded me of this again, so I thought I would write down a few notes regarding why I would rather be using Salt (and why I not-so-secretly use Salt for development)
Why have both roles and playbooks? Roles and Playbooks are somewhat similar, and feel like they have some overlap in usage, so at times it can be quite frustrating to have things that are so similar but different.
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One app I’ve been really enjoying recently is Numerous. It’s quite nice for tracking a lot of different stats. For example, checking the weather in Fukuoka
Or checking how many lessons I have due in WaniKani
Or checking to see if the USD/JPY conversion is in my favor or not.
After reading a post on the WaniKani forums about using Google docs for graphing study data, I decided to play around with some charts for myself
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SSH Colors I like to use colors in the shell to help me identify which machine I’m on. I also like to keep my dotfiles under git so it helps to have a simple way to programmatically set which color I should be using on which machine.
if [ "$SSH_CONNECTION" == "" ]; then # Yellow prompt for local login PS1="[\[\033[01;33m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\W\[\033[00m\]\]]$" else # Red prompt for remote login PS1="[\[\033[01;31m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\W\[\033[00m\]\]]$" fi By checking the existence of the $SSH_CONNECTION variable it is easy to set one color for my local machine and a different color for remote machines.
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