Summer in Michigan is pretty interesting. Every lake with houses near it seems to have a fireworks display. There’s been fireworks displays since Monday. My poor dog, Sunny, is terrified of fireworks so this weekend we’re holing up in the basement. She’s heard a few pops today and is happily down here beside me snoozing.

The world of DevOps is running full bore. Microsoft is making big moves. Kubernetes marches forward. Let’s Encrypt crossed a major milestone. Ubuntu is being shady. The NSA, Intel, and Verizon are all being naughty. Oh… And Detroit is still awesome. You should consider working with me. Let’s get to this week’s DevOps news!

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Department of Choice Concepts

John Willis continues blowing peoples’ minds in his latest piece, The Calculus of Decision Making

Michael Cote has advice for those seeking outside help on their DevOps journey.

Julia Evans has another great drawing about Linux tracing systems & how they fit together.

Mathias Lafeldt shows why Embracing Failure in a Container World is a good thing. I also like this method of presenting slides from a talk.

Department of Discussion

A Docker Captain’s View of Community with Nirmal Metha

I will be at GopherCon next week! I’m also doing a lightning talk about Go and DevOps!!!

Department of Refreshment and Refurbishment

Kubernetes 1.7 is available

Introducing Dexter, the Automatic Indexer for Postgres

Go 1.9 Beta 2 is available

Department of Happy Clouds

Check out this awesome AWS Instance Price Guide

Department of Data Defense

Let’s Encrypt has reached a major milestone having now issued 100 million certificates.

The Kubernetes Bench for Security is a Go application that checks whether Kubernetes is deployed according to security best practices.

The NSA’s hacking tools have been used in yet another global attack: Petya

The Open Security Controller (OSC) project was formed to centralize security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments.

Department of Dafuq

Canonical is injecting ads in Ubuntu’s motd? Not really says Dustin Kirkland, the developer.

Google Cloud Storage was an “answer” on Jeopardy and no one got it! What the hell?!?!

[WARNING] Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading

Department of Sane Workplaces

Pivotal lost a key pickup while Microsoft is proving how serious it is about open source. Ashley McNamara, Go Developer and all around amazing person, has left Pivotal to join Microsoft. Microsoft is now a place I would, without a doubt, work. If they can convince Ashley they’ve changed then I’m certain they truly have. Ten years ago and even five years ago I never would have worked at Microsoft.

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks