You may have noticed there appears to have been no posts since one on October 30th until one on 5th April. This is not because I have not written any, and a flurry (well, 8 including this one) of new posts have appeared in the last few days, beginning with that one on the 5th April. These are ones that I had “written” in my head but not yet committed to actual posts; the Bank Holiday in the UK, slight reprieve from day-job work in the evenings leading up to it, and my wife abandoning me to my own devices today has given me an opportunity to catch up. There also a further 28 posts in draft, which I have written over the last 6 months, that will hopefully land on the live blog soon. They have not yet been published because many of them link together, or cross-reference each other, in such a way that it will be difficult to publish individual ones until they are finished. Sorry about that.
In other news, I have received a number of emails from both people I know (typically work colleagues who have stumbled across by blog) and those that don’t. Despite not providing a mechanism to comment etc. (on old blogging software it was a nightmare to manage the spam), I still get people reaching out and engaging which is lovely. And it confirms I am not talking to myself, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read my blog - regardless of if I know that you, individual reader, are there I am pleased it is of use or interest.
For the purposes of historical reference, the 8 new posts over the last few days are these (in chronological order):
- NextCloud version tracking
- Hiding the Chat icon, search box and disabling Teams auto-start on Windows 11
- Graphical progress feedback for Red Hat and Rocky kickstart post-scripts
- Hyper-V and Linux (secure boot fail)
- Generating Rocky install media with embedded kickstarts using Ansible
- Easy virtual machine detection in Linux (e.g. kickstart)
- Fully automated reinstall of Rocky Linux with Ansible and Puppet
- New posts landing
Any others that appear, dated between the post on 30th October 2022 and today, can be assumed to number among to the 28 as yet unpublished ones I mentioned (which does include a second post from 30th October 2022!).