Book Review - Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code

On Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code author Yevgeniy Brikman does an excellent job defending the use of Terraform, a tool designed to make the deployment of infrastructure as code. The book comes with many hands-on examples with all the code available on github for download The author provides answers to questions such as What is Infrastructure as code and What are the benefits of using Infrastructure as code.
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Merry Xmas: Gift ideas for a BSD aficionado

Greetings fellow BSD folks! Christmas is here ! Did you know that there’s life outside of chocolate, turkey and countless hours of watching Home Alone? Here are 6 gift ideas for the BSD aficionados out there. 1. Introduction to the FreeBSD Open Source Operating System LiveLessons This series of videos from Addison-Wesley, is a must have for the BSD fan. During the more than 10 hours of discourse, Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick does a superb job of taking you into a tour of the many subsystems that make FreeBSD.
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Continuous Learning: Why I’ve opted to learn BSD’s and so should you

Updates: @12-12-2016: - I’m making this a permanent entry into the blog under “Learn BSD”. - Added reference to BSDTV, OpenBSD FAQ, Dragronfly BSD Digest Magic now. Magic I unnerstan’. The Color of Magic, Discworld #1 Yes, magic, but unlike our character Rincewind in The Color of Magic, the spells that I’ve learned over the years by using BSD’s are still somewhat accessible in my memory - I don’t just forget them after studying it for months but using it for just a single time.
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smash-clp

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to go down to your home lab datacenter to reset a stubborn system? I bet you did and that’s not cool (at all). Luckily, many servers have a way to help you out with this. For me, salvation came in the form and shape of the Intel RMM (Remote Management Module) board. According to Intel here are the key features:
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