R.I.Pienaar

R.I. Pienaar

Starting a newsletter

11/08/2016

I share a ton of links, I have a thing that harvests my twitter account and over a few years it has collected over 4 500 links. Twitter is great for that but also it’s hard to add a bit of annotation or comment to those shared links in the constrained space. Of course I Read More

Puppet Query Language

11/01/2016

For a few releases now PuppetDB had a new query language called Puppet Query Language or PQL for short. It’s quite interesting, I thought a quick post might make a few more people aware of it. Overview To use it you need a recent PuppetDB and as this is quite a new feature you really Read More

Puppet 4 Sensitive Data Types

09/05/2016

You often need to handle sensitive data in manifests when using Puppet. Private keys, passwords, etc. There has not been a native way to deal with these and so a cottage industry of community tools have spring up. To deal with data at rest various Hiera backends like the popular hiera-eyaml exist, to deal with Read More

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