I have a confession: I only recently discovered the awesome that is cloud-init. I mean, I’d heard of it, but hadn’t ever really dug in to get to know it. I most definitely fall into the early-adopter category when it comes to technology, too. As a freshman in college, I helped build a network kickstart installer, years before tools like Cobbler came on the scene. After college, I had the good fortune to work somewhere that understood the possibilities with VMWare, and was running a nearly 100% virtualized infrastructure in the ESX 2.0 days. I first discovered Puppet back in the 0.23 days. I was using Mcollective in production almost 2 years ago. I wowed my developers with Vagrant in the pre 1.0 days.