Putty Unable to Use Vagrant’s Private Key

I ran into an issue where I was attempting to use Vagrant on Windows and needed to SSH into the box. When I tried to run “vagrant ssh”, I got a message saying:

`ssh` executable not found in any directories in the %PATH% variable.

It then gives some instructions for using Putty. I knew Putty was installed on this Windows box, so I pulled it up and fed in the specs it gave (host, port, username, and private key). However, when I tried to connect, I got the following error message:

Unable to use key file “C:\Users\etucker\.vagrant.d\insecure_private_key” (OpenSSH SSH-2 private key) Continue reading “Putty Unable to Use Vagrant’s Private Key”

Masters of Data

Here is my latest editorial for the February 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - February 2014

Masters of Data

Conquering data is a daunting task. Not only do you need to generate the data, but you need to store it efficiently. (And don’t forget to validate it when you receive it and clean it before you send it into storage!) Never fear, though, there are lots of tools to help you on your quest. Continue reading “Masters of Data”

How to Submit a Talk to a Conference

I’ve been on both sides of the proverbial conference table. I have been the one submitting proposals, hoping against hope that they will pick mine, and I have been on the selection committee, struggling to choose between hundreds of awesome proposals when you only have a few talk slots available. Through these varied experiences, I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t when submitting a conference proposal. Continue reading “How to Submit a Talk to a Conference”