Technical Blog of Francis Setash

Recent posts

Nov 2, 2017
Initial Release of Route53 DynamicDNS Client

There’s many Dynamic DNS clients; some support Route53. All of them seem to have a bunch of dependencies or be platform specific. Go is really good for this, so why not cook something up really quick?

Nov 2, 2017
Terraform - Psuedu Nested For-Loop and Usergen Release

So. I am using Terraform to generate a bunch of users and wanted to modularize it as much as possible. I wanted to get to a point where I could provide a set of aws_iam_user objects and aws_iam_user_policy_attachments and have the module cleanly handle this.

Feb 1, 2017
Chef - Bootstrapping Windows in Service Mode

So; chef windows bootstrap doesnt have an install as service option. Dang it; that would be too convenient. Even the official docs dont say anything about it..

Jan 29, 2017
ChefDK - Visual Studio Code Support

Super quick post, but one I wanted to throw down - here’s how to get Visual Studio Code working for the ChefDK in Windows; and I’ll also share my Visual Studio Code preferences file!

Jan 29, 2017
WSL - Interop Tip

NOTE 11/25/2020: This post is very, very out of date. This is all WSL1. WSL completely revamps and fixes this approach and makes this entire post obsolute. Do not follow the directions below in 2020+

Quickest post yet; but maybe it will help someone! Because the WSL allows you to call Windows binaries from the Linux system, there’s a quick trick for paths that I’ve run into.

Jan 27, 2017
Chef - dsc_script vs dsc_resource

As I continue to experiment with my chef environment, I’ve run into an interesting limitation with the dsc_script resource.

Jan 22, 2017
Jekyll, Jenkins, and CI

Hey guys; as I mentioned - I wanted to come back to run through the workflow I have setup for this blog, CI, and source control!

Jan 18, 2017
Cmder changing the lambda - update!

So previously discussed cmder before.

However, with the newest releace of Cmder there were some file structure changes that were made that need to be updated for fixing the lambda.

Jan 17, 2017
This blog has been migrated to AWS

Over the holiday weekend I’ve made some major changes to this blog! Retroactive apology to anyone who had bookmarked anything on this site!

Jan 11, 2017
Jenkins, Powershell DSC, and CI

DSC is truly one of my favorite things to come out of the PowerShell team to date. The power for idempotent infrastructure and deployment is great. However, one relatively minor roadblock is getting an MOF delivery pipeline in place for getting the MOF configurations to a pull server.