I’m going to keep the monologue pretty short this week. I have some lightly scoped out ideas to share in 2018 though so don’t worry, lots more to come. It has been a rough week in the Short household and I’m mentally spent. But, there was a ton DevOps, Cloud Native, and open source of news this week. I hope you had a Happy Hanukkah or Happy Festivus and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas.
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A look at 42 women in tech who crushed it in 2017: What a challenging, exhilarating year it has been for women everywhere, starting from the women’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now famous blog post to the #metoo movement that has swept the country, washing dozens of sexual predators out of their powerful roles in the process.
Who drives culture in DevOps? So who is in charge of culture? Who should be shepherding a culture that is conducive of safety, security, and speed?
Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt steps down: I’m waiting for the sexual assault story. Even if there is nothing, 2017 has shown white dudes resigning means they did something awful.
Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims: The wave of sexual harassment claims has spurred Microsoft to change its workplace policy and support a proposed federal law banning agreements that silence harassment victims.
Your First DevOps Project: “A project that Megan and anyone can do to get a basic feel for what DevOps is all about.”
MTA, SPF, DKIM, PTR, WTF: a quick checklist on how to send e-mail from your domain: E-mail is really hard. Don’t think for a second mail delivery is a trivial task.
Remove my password from lists so hackers won’t be able to hack me: This is a joke, right? Please be a joke.
Learning to operate Kubernetes reliably: Distributed systems are really hard, and managing services on distributed systems is one of the hardest problems operations teams face.
Why hasn’t The Year of the Linux Desktop happened yet? “My thesis is that there really isn’t one reason, but rather a range of issues that all have contributed to holding the Linux Desktop back from reaching a bigger market.”
Runtime Security for Kubernetes with Sysdig Falco: Sysdig Falco taps into your host’s (or Node’s in the case Kubernetes) system calls to generate an event stream of all system activity.
My Webserver Setup: A good use case and look at how to use caddy.
fireworq/fireworq: Fireworq is a lightweight, high-performance job queue system with the following abilities.
ipfs/go-ipfs: IPFS implementation in Go
openfaas/faas-netes: OpenFaaS is an event-driven serverless framework for containers. Any container for Windows or Linux can be leveraged as a serverless function.
XenServer 7.3: Changes to the Free Edition: Xen is pulling some features from the free version to force people into paying for it.
DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week
one reason I've love being an SRE is because you get to talk to lots of people! Listen to their problems *and* the things they're excited about! Help find balance in human problems surfaced as technical ones. I think it's one of the most *socially* focused of tech roles.— cron mom (@sophaskins) December 21, 2017
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. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.