It’s great to be working again. It’s refreshing to be figuring things out, collaborating with others in real-time, and keeping my skills sharp. This week I did a lot of the typical on-boarding stuff but, also needed to refresh my Ansible and Kubernetes basics. I practiced by working on a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster. I’ll talk more about this cluster elsewhere but, it’s amazing how rusty some skills get after a month and a half of not really using them.

This week I will be in New York City for DevOpsDays NYC. I’ll be talking about testing certificate chains with Go. If you are attending please don’t hesitate to stop and say, “Hi!”. I promise I won’t bite and I probably will have some stickers to give away.

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Engineering well-rounded technology leaders: “Taking the time to construct a balanced plan of attack will enhance your breadth of knowledge while equipping you to stand anchored in the waves of digital transformation.”

Container Events Not to be Missed in 2017: I’m patiently awaiting my DockerCon invite… I won’t hold my breath.

5 TED Talks to increase your emotional intelligence: For many leaders, building soft skills is hard. Improve your emotional intelligence with these TED talks

3 areas where DevOps and CIOs must get on the same page: “Consider this: more than 60 percent of executives believe their organization’s DevOps plans have been implemented and will even expand in the new year. However, more than 50 percent of DevOps pros who are in the weeds and working through their pipelines every day disagree.”

5 leadership lessons for 2018


The Business Value of Kubernetes: “Kubernetes makes things easier and more efficient for your developers to use and maintain– which gives your developers more time to focus on their product.”

What is chaos engineering? Kolton Andrus, CEO of Gremlin, did a Quora Session on Chaos Engineering. I recommend you give it a once-over.

DNS-based DDoS against Uber by Nykolas Z: Querying random subdomains as a DDoS attach method is a scary thought.

Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO: There goes the IPO neighborhood!

How to Lift-and-Shift a Line of Business Application onto Google Cloud Platform: This is the first in a series of four white papers focused on application migration and modernization.

Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre: “It’s all a bit of a mess, and Intel hasn’t helped with its lack of transparency. It’s time for Intel to stop hiding behind cleverly worded statements.”

Ninth Circuit Doubles Down: Violating a Website’s Terms of Service Is Not a Crime

How We Switched to a Continuous Delivery Pipeline in 3 months

AWS Open Source Blog: Cloud Native Computing

Recovering the productivity stolen by depression with kanban and emoji


10 open-source tools for highly effective Kubernetes SRE and Ops Teams: There are some really interesting tools on this list that I’m definitely going to be tinkering with very soon.

Kubernetes, Kontainers and Kubernetes-native in 2018

Admin automation: the serverless low-hanging fruit

7 Open-Source Serverless Frameworks Providing Functions as a Service: Just use **OpenFaaS**.

VMware Releases Dispatch, an Open Source Serverless Framework: Dispatch, built on Kubernetes, provides tools and services to deploy and manage production-ready, function-backed serverless applications. Dispatch expands beyond just function execution to provide a “batteries included” serverless framework for any environment running Kubernetes.

Functions as a Service with Nomad and OpenFaaS

Puppet Vs Ansible: “As more of a Puppet person myself, when I had to switch entirely from using Puppet to Ansible within my role, I found that sometimes I started to favour Ansible over Puppet.”

DNSFS: Store your files in others DNS resolver caches

cristim/autospotting: Automatically replace AWS EC2 instances in AutoScaling groups with identically configured but up to 90% cheaper spot instances

evanlucas/fish-kubectl-completions: I love fish shell. But, it’s pretty new and there aren’t a lot of completion scripts for it yet. But, these kubectl completions are very handy.

cilium/cilium: API-aware Networking and Security for Containers based on BPF

GoogleCloudPlatform/container-structure-test: validate the structure of your container images

rivo/tview: Rich interactive widgets for terminal-based UIs written in Go

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