Salt Minion Chocolatey Package

May 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I maintain the Salt Minion Chocolatey package that can be found here. This package allows you to silently install from the command line. The code and complete package details can be found on my github repository.

What is Salt Minion?

The Salt minion receives commands from the central Salt master and replies with the results of said commands

Note that the Salt Minion package supports two arguments: /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname. These arguments can be passed to the package via the -installargs parameter.

What is Chocolatey?

Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. For more information, visit the Chocolatey homepage.

Bronxville After School Clubs Website

July 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

The Bronxville After School Clubs website was designed and built to facilitate program administration. The design goals of the site were simple:

  • To allow parents to register their children for clubs and pay for those registrations using Paypal
  • To allow clubs to be managed easily through a web backend
  • To prevent clubs from becoming over booked
  • To simplify bookkeeping by allowing for registration downloads to a spreadsheet

The site was built using Drupal 6 with the Ubercart and Paypal modules being key components. Custom content types were used to create the clubs as Ubercart Products, and views were used to list them out. A custom component was developed to allow for download of the registrations to CSV.

The site has met with great success as all registrations are now handled electronically. In it’s first year, the site processed over $200,000 worth of transactions and has greatly reduced the workload on the club administrators. The site has been so successful that other bronxville PTA programs would like to be included. As such, the site will be getting enhancements later this year.

FreeSSHD Chocolatey Package

July 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I maintain the FreeSSHd Chocolatey package that can be found here. This package allows you to silently install FreeSSHd from the command line. The code and complete package details can be found on my github repository.

What is FreeSSHD?

FreeSSHd, like it’s name says, is a free implementation of an SSH server. It provides strong encryption and authentication over insecure networks like Internet. Users can open remote console or even access their remote files thanks to buit-in SFTP server. For more information, visit the FreeSSHD homepage.

What is Chocolatey?

Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. For more information, visit the Chocolatey homepage.

 

GPG4Win Chocolatey Package

July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I maintain the GPG4Win Chocolatey package that can be found here. This package allows you to silently install GPG4Win from the command line. The code and complete package details can be found on my github repository.

What is GPG4Win?

Gpg4win enables users to securely transport emails and files with the help of encryption and digital signatures. Encryption protects the contents against an unwanted party reading it. Digital signatures make sure that it was not modified and comes from a specific sender. For more information, visit the GPG4Win homepage.

What is Chocolatey?

Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. For more information, visit the Chocolatey homepage.