NVMEe on Debian on AWS

Problem

The current Creative Commons infrastructure buildouts use Debian GNU/Linux AWS EC2 instances with EBS volumes. Depending on chance (or race conditions), the mapping of block devices can be different from one host to another or between reboots.

Occasionally, devices can respond to discovery in a different order in subsequent instance starts, which causes the device name to change. (Amazon EBS and NVMe on Linux Instances - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)


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Recommending a Friendly Space policy for Queering Wikipedia

2019 Dec 26, Timid Robot Zehta (Community)

For the Queering Wikipedia Conference 2020, I recommend using the Contributor Covenant with updated examples of unacceptable behavior.
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New Website

2019 Dec 15, Timid Robot Zehta (Python, Web Development)

I have a new website! It uses the Lektor static site generator and is hosted on GitHub Pages.
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Empowering Collaboration in the Commons

In the past few months I have been privileged to attend Wikimania 2019 and the Google Summer of Code 2019 Mentor Summit. At these events I was overwhelmed with the amount of care and effort people are putting into their projects and communities.
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Host Classification with SaltStack

Within infrastructure as code, as with all programming, there is a goal to reduce redundancy as much as possible. With configuration management, duplicated configurations can quickly lead to confusion and unexpected states. One of the key ways to reduce configuration duplication is robust host classification.
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