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Author Archives: Rob Reynolds

About Rob Reynolds

Rob Reynolds has been programming in .NET since the early days of 1.0... [Continue reading... at http://about.me/ferventcoder] On this blog you'll find just about anything I find interesting that has to do with development including Puppet and Chocolatey. Because we are all polyglot programmers in our own way, you may see anything from NHibernate to some custom CSS. Nobody is perfect and occasionally I may post something you find incorrect. Please keep me straight! With your help and interaction the community will benefit.

Chocolatey Community Feed Update!

Average approval time for moderated packages is currently under 10 hours! In my last post, I talked about things we were implementing or getting ready to implement to really help out with the process of moderation.  Those things are: The validator … Continue reading 

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Chocolatey Community Feed State of the Union

tl;dr: Everything on https://chocolatey.org/notice is coming to fruition! We’ve automatically tested over 6,500 packages, a validator service is coming up now to check quality and the unreviewed backlog has been reduced by 1,000 packages! We sincerely hope that the current … Continue reading 

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How To Avoid Common Windows Gotchas with Puppet

Originally published at http://puppetlabs.com/blog/how-avoid-common-windows-gotchas-puppet, reposted with permission and adjustments. I’ve touched on Puppet before – Making Windows Awesome Since 2011,  Getting Started with Puppet on Windows and Managing Permissions with Access Control Lists. I’m going to touch on the common … Continue reading 

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Puppet–Managing Permissions on Windows with Access Control Lists

Originally published at http://puppetlabs.com/blog/managing-permissions-windows-access-control-lists, reposted with permission and with adjustments. I wrote the original post and am also the author of the ACL module. While there is a simple interface for setting permissions on Windows, managing and maintaining permissions has … Continue reading 

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How Passion Saved Windows

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” – Howard H. Aiken Look around today. There is so much that you can do on Windows with respect … Continue reading 

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