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How to Add a Favicon in Ruby on Rails Apps

Favicons are this nifty little icons on the tab of your browser to help give a little personalized identity rather than the blank page one which is the default This is one of the super fast things to fix yet I forget every time I build out a Rails app. Favicons can be created with a plethora of different sites. …

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Installing PowerCLI 6.5.x on Windows Server 2012 R2 after Find-Module Error

Now that PowerCLI is part of the PowerShell Gallery, you can install it using the native module installer…but there’s a catch. Windows Server 2012 R2 requires a couple of minor updates to get this process underway. You’ll know really quickly if you open up your PowerShell terminal or PowerShell ISE (as Administrator) and try the following command: Find-Module -name VMware.PowerCLI …

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Getting Terraform Provisioning Parameters from the Packet.net API

Provisioning on Packet.net is super easy using Terraform. One of the tricks you will need to know up front is that for Terraform and for many other provisioning tools, you need to provide a minimum set of parameters to launch. As a minimum, you need to provide these following parameters as shown in the Terraform docs for the Packet provisioner: …

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Setting up a Slack WebHook to Post Notifications to a Team Channel

If ChatOps is something you’ve been hearing a lot about, there is is a reason. Slack is fast becoming the de facto standard in what we are calling ChatOps. Before we go full out into making chatbots and such, the first cool use-case I explored is enabling notifications for different systems. In order to do any notifications to Slack, you …