My first attempt at an Ensemble formula
Since every one else is doing it, I thought I’d play with more Ensemble tonight, but instead of firing something up I started working on a formula for summit, the tool we used to schedule UDS. First Chris Johnston and Michael Hall started an etherpad with the instructions for installing summit (and we’re doing one for the LoCo directory too since we like biting off more than we can...
A retrospective of the first year of Ask Ubuntu
Today Ask Ubuntu celebrates it’s first year in existence. Though publicly launched on the eve of 10.10.10, the site went into private beta one year ago today. At the time Evan Dandrea had seen Area 51 and had proposed an Ubuntu Stack Exchange. I was just as confused as everyone else. It wasn’t until I spoke with Evan at Debconf 10 where he explained it to me. In fact, you can...
Whoops, almost forgot!
Whoa, almost forgot to send some funds to Novacut, thanks for the pro tip Planet Ubuntu!
Easy Hadoop via Ensemble
People are talking a lot about Hadoop and Big Data. This is an area where a tool like Ensemble can really help out. Juan Negron has distilled the installation process for Hadoop on Ubuntu into a formula. Check out the instructions (1,2) that Mark was reading, and then you can see how Mark took all that Hadoop expertise and just used the Ensemble Formula to dramatically simplify the...
Asking Better Questions
andrewsomething pointed out some questions that need love. One sure fire way I’ve noticed that will help get your question answered is to keep improving it. The simple fact is, you can expect the quality of an answer to be proportional to the amount of effort you’ve put into your question. If you don’t provide any detail, no one can really answer your question. Every once in a...
Beaches and Sun for a Year
Next week I’m packing up my things and moving to Boca Raton, Florida, home of awesome beaches and retired people who sit around. It’s going to be a busy Summer, I’ve started working on Ensemble this cycle so you’ll see me talking about that a bunch more — it’s nice to be working with server-type stuff again, especially with something new and exciting. I look...
Sharing Ensemble Formulas
Ahmed and I have tagged some Ensemble formula requests as bitesize. The PHP ones will be pretty straight forward, so if you’re deploying in EC2 and want to dive in and share your expertise (and snag some existing formulas for yourself!) If you’re looking for a Formula for something you’d like to see to be made easy to deploy in EC2 please feel free to file a new bug. You can...