My first computer

I feel fortunate to have grown up with computers. That is, I grew up at the same time as computers were growing up.

Find the next available UID/GID

New User Accounts If you manage multiple linux servers, you know that creating users can be quite a process, especially when mounting/unmounting home directories and setting up permissions is involved.

Ansible OS distribution and version

The Gist Ansible has built-in “facts” about your hosts that make it easy to find basic information such as hostname, operating system, IP address.

Setting Up Ansible with Ansible

Background I am responsible for a few dozen linux servers at work, and although there was an effort to install Salt a few years ago, they are all managed individually and manually.