Recently I’ve gone a bit of a blog and twitter hiatus, because the FoxDeploy family just inherited a new child-object! Born February 2nd at 2:02 AM, I had my first son!
I promise I’ve got some nice posts on the way, including the anticipated Part V of my GUI series, as well as Part V of the DSC guide…including a new tool I’ve been working on with some help from my friends in Redmond…
System Center Orchestrator–formerly Opalis Orchestrator– and now lovingly called SCORCH by its fans is a powerful automation tool, but there are a lot of gotcha’s that makes it difficult to begin rolling out in the environment.
For instance, it’s desirable to Return Data back from a Runbook either to a parent runbook, or to Service Manager or another system to act on the results. As an example, imagine a runbook that can fork in many places and then return an exit code that we then send off to a parent runbook to register as an Operations Manager event, or to send in an e-mail. There’s lot of options. Well, even with this common scenario, people still run into a brick wall when they experience the following
When a runbook has valid data pushed to the SCORCH Databus, adding a Return Data step results in a blank window like the following.
I’ve recently been in the process of migrating my blog off of WordPress.com hosting to my own WordPress.org account. I tried a few things, a number of which did not work well, and I hope to help you avoid them if you try the same thing too.
After installing WordPress on a localhost / Linux LAMP setup (Linux Apache MySql PhP) you’re prompted for credentials when uploading content or plugins
This one is super annoying. You’ll basically see a message like this whenever you try to install a new plug-in, and have to put in your Linux credentials.
–Whats going wrong
What happens here is that if you follow the instructions in this page for setting up WordPress on a LAMP stack, you’ll end up with WordPress installed to /var/www and all of the files and folders there owned by your user account. This means that when you try to upload files, Apache, the Linux Web Service, which runs with the user account www-data will not have any permission to this path. Hence the prompt for credentials.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 76,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.