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iVoyeur: Nagios XI
I once had an excellent conversation with Puppet  creator Luke Kanies. Well, I think it was excellent but I don’t remember exactly. It was LISA ’07, I believe, and although I recall talking at length, all that remains in my memory is a vague notion that it was an excellent conversation, along with exactly two details. The first thing I remember is that I embarrassed myself in a particularly epic way. The topic was configuration management engines, and I think I made a quip about not knowing what I’d rather do less, write server configuration in XML or learn Ruby.
Luke, who had just wandered up, told me I should totally learn Ruby, because it was awesome. I responded that I’d recently read a series of articles about Ruby in ;login: magazine , and although the author seemed to know what he was talking about, he hadn’t managed to inspire in me a desire to run out and learn yet another OOP scripting language.
Luke, who had written those articles, apologized for not inspiring me.