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Deploy OpenStack Heat on RHEL (and derivates)

UPDATE (June 2013): this post has been published on the RDO site and is now maintained there.

Heat provides orchestration of composite cloud applications using the CloudFormation API and templates; it is an incubated project of OpenStack. Its development cycle is to be Integrated in Havana and follow the full OpenStack release process. I want to go trough the steps needed to install and configure it as the official documentation is still scarce on the …

My responsive Svbtle inspired Pelican theme

I've just pushed on github my Svbtle inspired theme for Pelican. I've called it svbhack and it is the theme that this blog uses.

As you may notice, this is not (and does not want to be) a close copy of the original Svbtle theme; I've taken some ideas from its layout and mixed those with my preferences. Also the CSS is completely rewritten.

Notable features, it provides support for google analytics and for pre …

One more for Aaron

Yes, Aaron was the co-founder of Reddit and Avaaz. Aaron edited and contributed to the RSS specifications when he was 14. But that isn't the best part. Even for people like me, who only met Aaron on the internet, he was a lot more. From Remember Aaron:

Aaron's commitment to social justice was profound, and defined his life. He was instrumental to the defeat of an Internet censorship bill; he fought for a more democratic …


I recently come across the concept of pretotyping. It isn't a misspell, I really meant pretotyping and not prototyping. A formal definition from the book:

Testing the initial appeal and actual usage of a potential new product by simulating its core experience with the smallest possible investment of time and money.

A less formal definition:

Make sure as quickly and as cheaply as you can that you are building the right it before you build …

Open Hybrid PaaS with OpenShift Origin, Katello, and Aeolus

I found a great post on how to get a working PaaS cloud using only open source technologies. It goes trough OpenShift, Katello, Aeolus and oVirt.

it's always fun to see what technology can do, and if we don't tinker we'll never drive vision to reality

See it by yourself:

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