Goodbye, Puppet

This has been a hard blog post to write, but to me it feels like it’s been a long time coming.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on foss, community, and puppet

The right tools for the job

Every now and then I find myself in discussions with people around which tools we should use for what job. This comes up especially often in the context of FOSS with regards to communication platforms. Do we use IRC, Slack, Gitter? Also, are mailing lists still a thing? Should we have a Discourse instead?

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on foss, community, and opensource

whois on OS X

One of the things I find myself doing from time to time it to execute the whois command. This allows me to figure out to whom an IP(range) or domain belongs. However, when doing this on OS X, especially with IPv6 addresses I’m greeted with:

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on network, ipv6, whois,, and osx

IPv6 at home

I recently moved to a new place (because the rental market is cray cray here). Despite how annoying it is to move around a benefit of the new place is that it has fiber so I wasted no time and got a connection from Telia.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on network, ipv6, and 6rd

I'm going to FOSDEM and I'm bringing

FOSDEM is a wonderful event. But as with any event with geeks people will try to sniff your traffic, mess with GSM, grab your credentials and what not.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on foss, fosdem, security, streisand, vpn, openvpn, ipsec, socks, and socks5

PGP, one last try

Over the years I’ve tried to use PGP multiple times. However, I’ve always failed miserably at managing keys and understanding the lifecycle involved. This is evident by searching the keyservers for my name, it’ll turn up a few rather idiotic and dubiously keys. None of them should be used except for one, 0x18D40820FA0EE03C.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on pgp, gpg, and security

In search of a new name for Puppet Community

update: We’ve settled on the name Vox Pupuli. It’s a play on the Latin “vox populi”, voice of the people, but in our case ends up meaning “voice of the puppets”.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on puppet, puppet-comunity, and voxpupuli

Puppet and IntelliJ

Part of the fun of Puppetconf is getting to talk to so many people and learning clever new tricks from each other. I knew IntelliJ had some support for writing Puppet code but as Travis showed me it’s been greatly improved.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on puppet and intellij

Saying "they"

Based on a remark of a friend about preconceptions we have with regard to gender I started looking more carefully at how I use gender pronouns. Though I’m usually fairly diligent in writing I noticed I failed entirely in speech.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on lgbtq

Why I care about Pride

If you’re following me through social media it won’t have escaped your attention that my avatar turned rainbow and there was a distinct increase in rainbows throughout my feed as we were ramping up to Pride.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on lgbtq and pride