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Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Matt Dawson
Date:
2010-04-15 @ 21:46
Hi all -

During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home

I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.

So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.

I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
interested, just suggest a day.

Best,
Matt

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Ron DuPlain
Date:
2010-04-15 @ 21:51
Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).

-Ron


On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all -
>
> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>
> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>
> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>
> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>
> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
> interested, just suggest a day.
>
> Best,
> Matt
>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Jamie Orchard-Hays
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 02:56
I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or two ago.

On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:

> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
> 
> -Ron
> 
> 
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all -
>> 
>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>> 
>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>> 
>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>> 
>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>> 
>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>> interested, just suggest a day.
>> 
>> Best,
>> Matt
>> 

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Matt Dawson
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 03:08
Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?

Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.

Matt

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays <jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or two ago.
>
> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>
>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>
>> -Ron
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all -
>>>
>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>
>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>
>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>
>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>
>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Matt
>>>
>
>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Ron DuPlain
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 11:25
Wed Apr 21 works for me!
Wed Apr 28 does not.

-Ron


On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
>
> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
>
> Matt
>
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays <jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or two ago.
>>
>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>>
>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>>
>>> -Ron
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi all -
>>>>
>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>>
>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>>
>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>>
>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Matt
>>>>
>>
>>
>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Matt Dawson
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 15:09
Let's plan for Wednesday the 21st at 6pm in OpenSpace. Looking forward to it!

In re: beCamp - I just realized this last week that my son's baptism
is that weekend in Atlanta. I'd had the wrong date on my calendar.

Can't hardly talk about it more. Too bummed out.

Matt

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Ron DuPlain <ron.duplain@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wed Apr 21 works for me!
> Wed Apr 28 does not.
>
> -Ron
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
>>
>> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
>> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
>>
>> Matt
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays 
<jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or
two ago.
>>>
>>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>>>
>>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>>>
>>>> -Ron
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson 
<matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi all -
>>>>>
>>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>>>
>>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>>>
>>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>>>
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Matt
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Ron DuPlain
Date:
2011-05-15 @ 03:35
1 year later:  I'm really, really enjoying chef.

-Ron


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Let's plan for Wednesday the 21st at 6pm in OpenSpace. Looking forward to it!
>
> In re: beCamp - I just realized this last week that my son's baptism
> is that weekend in Atlanta. I'd had the wrong date on my calendar.
>
> Can't hardly talk about it more. Too bummed out.
>
> Matt
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Ron DuPlain <ron.duplain@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wed Apr 21 works for me!
>> Wed Apr 28 does not.
>>
>> -Ron
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
>>>
>>> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
>>> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
>>>
>>> Matt
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays 
<jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month 
or two ago.
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>>>>
>>>>> -Ron
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson 
<matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all -
>>>>>>
>>>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Matt
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Anthony Burton
Date:
2011-05-15 @ 19:56
I've spent a bit of time with Chef as well and would be interested in this.

--ant
On May 14, 2011 11:36 PM, "Ron DuPlain" <ron.duplain@gmail.com> wrote:
> 1 year later: I'm really, really enjoying chef.
>
> -Ron
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com>
wrote:
>> Let's plan for Wednesday the 21st at 6pm in OpenSpace. Looking forward to
it!
>>
>> In re: beCamp - I just realized this last week that my son's baptism
>> is that weekend in Atlanta. I'd had the wrong date on my calendar.
>>
>> Can't hardly talk about it more. Too bummed out.
>>
>> Matt
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Ron DuPlain <ron.duplain@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>> Wed Apr 21 works for me!
>>> Wed Apr 28 does not.
>>>
>>> -Ron
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
>>>>
>>>> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
>>>> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
>>>>
>>>> Matt
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays <
jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or
two ago.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Ron
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <
matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi all -
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual
machines.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with
"clusters"
>>>>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and
for
>>>>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my
personal
>>>>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling.
Consequently,
>>>>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can
help
>>>>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>> Matt
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Jamie Orchard-Hays
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 03:41
What about the week after next? I've already got CVReg in Richmond Monday,
and then BeCamp is Friday/Saturday.

Are you going to becamp? This would be a good topic.


On Apr 15, 2010, at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson wrote:

> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
> 
> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
> 
> Matt
> 
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays <jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or two ago.
>> 
>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>> 
>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>> 
>>> -Ron
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi all -
>>>> 
>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>> 
>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>> 
>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>> 
>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>> 
>>>> Best,
>>>> Matt
>>>> 
>> 
>> 

Re: [cville] Anyone interested in a Chef hack night?

From:
Jamie Orchard-Hays
Date:
2010-04-16 @ 03:50
oops. Mixed up. BeCamp is week after next. Either Wed should work for me.


On Apr 15, 2010, at 11:08 PM, Matt Dawson wrote:

> Great. How about Wednesday, ~6pm at OpenSpace?
> 
> Ron, I'd forgotten that PyCHO was Tuesday evening. If two techie
> gatherings in two evenings is too much ;) Thursday is also an option.
> 
> Matt
> 
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Jamie Orchard-Hays <jamieorc@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm in. My buddy Jim Van Fleet (BigFleet) was talking it up a month or two ago.
>> 
>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ron DuPlain wrote:
>> 
>>> Count me in.  I'm pretty flexible next week (but not this weekend).
>>> 
>>> -Ron
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Matt Dawson <matthewtdawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi all -
>>>> 
>>>> During lunch at PyCon back in Feburary, I talked to a group of guys
>>>> that were *really* amped up about Chef, a server configuration
>>>> management tool written in Ruby, targeted primarily at (or at least
>>>> mostly used by) sysadmins managing large clusters of virtual machines.
>>>> 
>>>> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home
>>>> 
>>>> I've been playing with Chef off and on for a few weeks now, and I'm
>>>> fully convinced its usefulness isn't lost when dealing with "clusters"
>>>> of a much smaller scale. I've got three permanent VMs for personal
>>>> sites, but I spin up test machines on a pretty regular basis, and for
>>>> that Chef is just awesome. If you spend a non-trivial amount of time
>>>> setting up servers, you'll probably dig what Chef has to offer.
>>>> 
>>>> So that's my pitch. I've got Chef set up to manage all of my personal
>>>> VM's, so if anyone wants a look around the setup, is interested in
>>>> sharing ideas, etc. I'd love to get together for a hack night. One
>>>> thing about Chef is that it's *definitely* beta software, and it's
>>>> recently gone through some fairly significant retooling. Consequently,
>>>> the documentation is in a pretty bad state of disarray. If I can help
>>>> an interested soul get up to speed faster than I was able to, cool.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm free this weekend and most evenings next week. If you're
>>>> interested, just suggest a day.
>>>> 
>>>> Best,
>>>> Matt
>>>> 
>> 
>>