Bootstrapping development VMs with Ansible

Sat 09 March 2019

I often need VMs set up locally for development purposes. Setting these up manually can be time-consuming and error-prone, so I use Ansible to almost entirely automate the process.

[Aside: This post assumes you know how to use Ansible, and also doesn’t go into a tonne of detail on …

Building an RPM package: a guide for the unwilling

Wed 16 January 2008

Some day, if you’re a software developer and develop software than runs on Linux, you will end up, whether you like it or not, having to build an RPM file.

I’ve just spent an absolutely inordinate amount of time working out how to do this. It wasn’t …