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

Pupa

Bootstrapping a modern, r10k powered, masterless, Puppet 4 setup on Debian and Ubuntu.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on puppet, pupa, and r10k

Eurovision 2015

Last night Europe went to war. No the Germans didn’t start it, we were just having a huge music contest followed by some political voting to decide who should win.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on eurovision and lgbtq

Open source identity and abandonment issues

Today I made one of the hardest decisions I’ve made in a while. I decided to give up maintainership of two projects that I originally started. The projects are pypuppetdb, a library to talk to the PuppetDB API, and Puppetboard, a dashboard for PuppetDB that leverages pypuppetdb.

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

(In)visibility

After my post on LGBTQ in tech a lot of people reached out to me, thanking me for the post, with a lot of kind words and some even with a resounding “yes that’s me too”. It’s been heartwarming to see the support this story gathered and how the Puppet community, which is the one I interact with the most, reacted to it.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on lgbtq and tech

LGBTQ in Tech

Most people who know me know I’m gay, or that I identify as gay or queer or whichever way you’re more comfortable phrasing or thinking about it. To put it bluntly: I like men, I date men, I sleep with men, I happen to be a man and it’s all good.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on lgbtq and tech

puppetlabs-apt/next

As some of you know I’m the unofficial maintainer of the apt module from Puppetlabs. Together with Morgan from the Puppetlabs Module Team we try and keep that module up to date and in good shape.

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Author's profile picture Daniele Sluijters on puppet, puppetlabs, and apt