Its been over 3-4 months i been itching to find alternative of Ruby based configuration management tool. I came to know about Salt. Its a configuration management tool written in python, from initial 30 mins of my experience am writing this blog. It took me less than 2 minutes get master/minion running on multiple VM via Virtualbox. From my experience […]

Event Report:, Pune, India is one of the oldest FOSS event in India, this year it was scheduled on 10th and 11th Feb 2012 . And yes this time i attended it as speaker after failing to qualify last year. 🙂 I spoke on Juju, Ubuntu Cloud Orchestration framework , presentation slides are available here Few take away for me personally […]

Book Release: Open Advice

To begin with, thanks to Lydia for asking for my contribution in the book and pradeepto for leading/heading/organizing, i wouldn`t have got this opportunity without it. 🙂 The book is available for download here I have contributed in “Documentation and Support” section with chapter title “Life-Changer Documentation for Novice”  

Richard Stallman: Free Software, Freedom and Education

As per the schedule we were at IIT, Chennai to attend talk of Richard Stallman, founder Free Software Foundation and man behind the Gnu project. The title of the presentation was “Free Software, Freedom and Education”     The event had over 3000 participants mostly from various engineering colleges across the city and area nearby, apart […]

Desktop Summit: My Experience meeting Gnome/Kde folks

First of all thanks to KDE e.V for sponsoring my trip. It was great place to meet g33ks and folks i been chatting mostly via IRC. I met many folks like Andre , Lydia and Aaron to name a few. I was happy to see participation of attendees from India most of them being GSOC students and contributors. The two freaks […]

command 4 today : june 24 2011

apt-cache showpkg I been using Ubuntu/Debian for over 5-6 years now but never got an opportunity where i had to check the available version of particular software in repository and know about its dependency and also reverse dependency. sudo apt-cache showpkg ftp Package: ftp Versions: 0.17-19build1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_lucid_main_binary-i386_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_lucid_main_binary-i386_Packages MD5: e4165975d9905e3c75c5c1aa9714d90d Reverse […]