Knife bootstrap is pretty sweet. Specify your chef version, and your node is up and registered! Right? Uh, right? Unless it's windows 7.
The other day, I noticed my manager was constantly beating me to the punch on local builds (by a factor of 2-4), so I asked for -- and got -- a machine upgrade. Thus begins the dance of rolling out a new working environment.
I took this as an opportunity to attempt to install all the things with chocolatey, and see how it works.
Welp. Our visualizer product has been canceled. That's disappointing, to say the least.
I thought that meant most of my chef efforts and vagrant efforts were not going to need to go into production. But, it turns out, we still need builds, and we still need efficiency.