My week started with a migraine Monday afternoon. My week ended with a right ear infection. I spent two days dead to the world. Having to take a knee and heal sucks. If a team can’t handle a member taking a sick day, something has broken in the team building process. Any member of a team should be able to call in sick without any other team member feeling like a ball will get dropped. Humans are going to get sick, humans are going to fail, and the team should be able to adjust to that. If it can’t, the team is in dire shape and a holistic strategic assessment should happen. The team is likely trying to do too much, move too fast, or does not have enough skilled people. If that’s the case, sharpen the ole business skills and make the case for whatever it is the team needs. Make sure the team literally stays healthy.
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The 2018 Women in Open Source Award: Now accepting nominations through October 30
Tech Leavers Study: A first-of-its-kind analysis of why people voluntarily left jobs in tech.
GitHub Sponsoring Underrepresented Scholarships: GitHub’s relationship with the team at All Things Open goes back more than a decade, and if we’ve learned one thing about the company it is this — they truly care about diversity and inclusion, and even more, creating opportunity for others.
Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide? The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?
Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying: Searches exploited popular Russian-made antivirus software to seek classified material, officials say.
GoUserGroups: Go User Groups from around the world
STELLA: Report from the SNAFUcatchers Workshop on Coping With Complexity
New NIST and DHS Standards Get Ready to Tackle BGP Hijacks: The solution they developed is actually a collection of standards known collectively as Secure Inter-Domain Routing (SIDR).
Cthulhu: Organizing Go Code in a Scalable Repo: As the scale of the repository has grown over the past three years, it has introduced some significant tooling and organizational challenges.
Operating a Kubernetes network by Julia Evans
Disqus Demonstrates How to Do Breach Disclosure Right: It’s “ important that we acknowledge exemplary handling of data breaches when they occur because that’s behaviour that should be encouraged.”
MySQL Bug #199 has been resolved! This has been demonstrated to me as how not to handle bugs by Peter Zaitsev himself as recently as last year.
A Little Story About the
yes Unix Command: The trivial program yes turns out not to be so trivial after all. It uses output buffering and memory alignment to improve performance.
txthinking/brook: Brook is a cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows, Android, iOS) proxy software
Finally — An elegant solutions to generics in Go! The G Package brings generics to Go.
Announcing Heptio Labs: a new destination for open source tooling called Heptio Labs, where we are making several tools that we built for internal purposes available to the community.
UPX: A free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several executable formats.
Cockpit: An HTML5 app to create panes and windows in tmux.
The Almighty Pause Container: When checking out the nodes of your Kubernetes cluster, you may have noticed some containers called “pause” running when you do a docker ps on the node.
Using Containers? Look for the OCI Seal of Approval: Container tools marked OCI compliant should give DevOps the same confidence that consumers have when plugging a UL approved toaster into the wall.
Application Load Balancers Now Support Multiple TLS Certificates With Smart Selection Using SNI: You can now host multiple TLS secured applications, each with its own TLS certificate, behind a single load balancer. In order to use SNI, all you need to do is bind multiple certificates to the same secure listener on your load balancer.
geerlingguy/ansible-role-aws-inspector: Installs AWS Inspector (awsagent) on RedHat/CentOS or Debian/Ubuntu.
r-a-w/TorProxy: TorProxy is a tool which uses netfilter hooks in the linux kernel to route all network traffic through the Tor network
Persisting state between AWS EC2 spot instances using Docker on an external volume
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I'm Chris Short, 20+ veteran of the IT industry and 11 year veteran of the US Air Force. I help people and companies embrace DevOps practices and tools through writing and public speaking. I am a staunch advocate for transparency and open source solutions to problems.