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PowerShell DSC and the cryptic error message! DSC is a great idea that is still in the process of being completely baked out in windows. As such there are still a few quirks and issues, one of them being error messages. Today I ran into one of those ever great cryptic messages Failed to get the action from server http://server/PSDSCPullServer.svc/Action(ConfigurationId='foo')/GetAction, so lets talk about it.
Bending DuckDuckGo to do your bidding. It turns out while thinking ahead I decided I will at some point need to give people a way to search my blog. Not wanting to write or host an indexer myself I thought maybe I’ll turn to my favorite search engine of all time, DuckDuckGo.
The State of Go 2016 Looking at some of the stuff comming out of Go right now I am getting really interested in it again as a primary utility language. The slide deck I am referencing is at https://talks.golang.org/2016/state-of-go.slide#1. Crusing through this deck it looks like the Go people are committed to making Go great and with all the changes that have went in the past year they are succeeding. Take a peek at the deck and be prepared to be amazed.