On my personal professional blog I published a presentation about how Artificial Intelligence can win at board games. I put the pointer here because it has links to a fair bit of technical information although it doesn’t get into the details itself (which is why I didn’t add the presentation under Projects on this site).
An interesting tool that was suggested to the author, and which he has made available as a module for others who wish to use it, is a set of Hugo Debug Tables which one can view on the debug-tables demo website. The tables provide a comprehensive set if information about the variables that are in play when using the Hugo site generator, on every page or via shortcode, depending on one’s preference.
“We” have added a new set of pages for a Windows-Centric Combined Windows and Linux Setup. As mentioned in Halting Infrastructure via Code Project, this is about reducing the amount of time spent on tasks not core to what we wish to achieve.
The following summarizes why we have halted work on the Infrastructure via Code Learning Project:
While our internal tests (using private data that would need to be replaced with dummy data) of a full config were successful, frustrations with ‘our’ OpenStack hosting provider (and researching other Canadian OpenStack providers suggests that there aren’t others doing a better job, and that my current provider is the one with the greatest chance of ‘business continuity’) has led to the conclusion that it’s not a viable cloud alternative for us.
Another interesting update today: the Ubuntu Cloud Images on Hyper-V page now details how to use Packer to build a local Hyper-V compatible Ubuntu Cloud Image when starting with a generic Ubuntu Cloud Image (because the Azure/Hyper-V images only use an Azure datasource for cloud-init, and are therefore not usable on local Hyper-V).
As we journey with OVHcloud Canada’s Public Cloud Infrastracture we report on the trials and tribulations and the solutions with which we are experimenting.
Our First Steps With The OpenStack SDK are showing promise, and in any event we hope you will enjoy the victories and mishaps, and learn something useful along the way.
As our local infrastructure updates come to an end, we have one more collection of articles. Today we add setting up an Intel NUC(-like) Server as well as Hosting a Local Nextcloud.
In addition, we add a couple of brief notes. The first is Moving a PostgreSQL Server, and the second covers Resetting Nextcloud.
While at it, we update Using XCA to Create Private SSL Certificates to include information on adding the certificates to desktop clients so that the servers / private sites can be viewed from user desktops (for users whose desktops are so configured).