So i just spent the better part of the past two days trying to figure out why my brandy new Chef 12.0.7 Server wouldn’t play with uploading a cookbook.  Turns out that I needed to add the hostname and FQDN to the loopback definition in the hosts file of my server (Ubuntu 14.04 AMI from AWS).  Once that was in place my chef-server-ctl test runs went from over 2 hrs to under 2 minutes.   GGGRRRRR….I hate linux, but I learn something new every day.


So that i don’t forget….

When trying to add Credential functionality to a PowerShell script so that you can take credentials from the user to pass through to a cmdlet you need to add an additional decoration to the Parameter definition like this:


A big thanks to Dave Wyatt for helping me with this over at the forums

So this is the first post to my new WordPress blog on technology and woodworking.  Hopefully I will keep it up and this will become a long living tome of information on both topics.

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