The first one sets basic networking up including the private ip that is asked upon image creation, the second one installs chef using gem.
once the linode is up you can track installation progress by 'tail'ing
You can automate further if you wish, like auto-validating the client but for obvious reason I wouldn't recommend to publish the stackscript publicly. Otherwise the next steps are to copy 'validation.pem' in /etc/chef/ and assign a role to the new machine. Then wait for chef-client to run or run it manually.
This is basically how I get started myself nowadays:
- I install Xcode (from the dvd or from ADC)
- I install MacPorts using the dmg http://www.macports.org/install.php
- I install perl5.10 (first thing after install MacPorts) This will nicely override System's Perl without altering it: (see also my other post)
sudo port install perl5 +perl5_10
- I install local::lib (which keeps all my installed Perl modules local, in my home directory): Basically I run the bootstrapping steps provided by http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?local::lib
- I install git:
sudo port install git-core +bash_completion+doc+svn
- Then I install my dotfiles (I basically clone http://github.com/yannk/dotfiles-yann and run make) (which has settings for local::lib, git etc...). I mention it here because I find it convenient for me, but it's totally optional of course.
- Then I install CPAN Minus...
git clone git://github.com/miyagawa/cpanminus.git
Then each time I need a module from the cpan it resolves around a simple:
in most cases, thanks to the elegance of CPAN minus. For a bit more complex cases (when there is an external dependency, like a C library), I first install the missing libs from macports).
I paid a visit to The California Academy of Science yesterday, and I was mesmerized by the fact that they got Touch Sensitive iMacs.
The irony is that even though it's Apple hardware, which sure looks nice in the building, it appears to run Windows. At least some of them do: I was looking at their photo store booth, which was running DarkRoom software, maybe it is virtualized -- I'm not sure.
I've been using this for a long time, but lately I've found that it wasn't working so well (The screen saver would launch and then stop right away).
Initially, I was using quicksilver and the guts of the ScreenSaverEngine to run something like that:
There is a better way to launch the ScreeSaver, it's to use the following applescript
tell application "System Events" start current screen saver end tell
Finally, the main problem was that I was previously using this trigger with the key combination ⇧⌘L 'on press', but it's much better to use 'on release', solving a race issue making the screensaver exit almost immediately.
So to sum up:
install Quicksilver (of course)
enable triggers (maybe it's only in Beta?)
make sure you have the "Run as Applescript" action (might be in a plugin?)
add a trigger
in the item section, hit '=' (to type a text, instead of triggering a search)