Monthly Archives: April 2014

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

Stop Coding

I had the pleasure of hearing Larry Garfield (@crell) give a keynote at Sunshine PHP 2014 (@SunshinePHP). He started out with a history of how difficult it had been to share code – no standards, no easy way (other than cutting and pasting), no easy way to maintain that shared code, etc., and we were fighting against years of “sharing” being “bad for business”.  Continue reading