I will be in Austin, TX Sunday through Thursday this week for AnsibleFest. If you are attending, please come say, “Hello.” and ask me for some DevOps’ish stickers, please. If you’re in the Austin area and want to grab a coffee, drink, etc. let me know. I’ll be in Orlando next week for some work and some play. If you’re around Orlando the week of the 8th, let me know.

Remediation Strategy for Continuous Delivery of Microservices
In systems based on microservices architecture, you have multiple services getting updated frequently. How do you respond when a deployment of a service introduces instability or bugs? Sheroy Marker offers some remediation strategies in this blog. SPONSORED

Kelsey Hightower and Chris Gaun on serverless and Kubernetes
Enjoy this episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, featuring a conversation on serverless and Kubernetes, with Kelsey Hightower, developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform at Google (and co-author of Kubernetes: Up and Running), and Chris Gaun, Kubernetes product marketing manager at Mesosphere. SPONSORED


New zine: Help! I have a manager!: A new zine from Julia Evans!

The dark side of conferences: “Like the click baity title? Nice! Now let’s talk about the ‘glamorous’ conference life.” I can definitely relate to everything in this. I don’t cry myself to sleep though. That stopped long, long ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very fortunate to be able to travel. But, I’m also fortunate enough to know I need to say no more (still).

Business Travel Life: Chris Short: Coincidentally, I was profiled in a new business travel life series from TripIt this week.

The worst boss I ever had: a story you won’t believe: When you are young, you still need to worry about “politics” (like your wage).

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.: At Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity.

Joining Microsoft: Redmond has snagged James Turnbull.

Engineering Productivity: “a great engineering manager is capable of creating a highly productive engineering team”

Managering in Terrible Times by Lara Hogan: This week was hard for a lot of people. Lara shares what to do to be a better person to the folks you lead. As a reminder, this is was the most clicked link this week out of everything I’ve shared by over 200% (and growing).

Lyft unveils second annual diversity report: Not bad given the rapid growth. But, still, work to be done.


5 red flags in the Instagram founders’ goodbye letter to Facebook that make it obvious there’s bad blood: How you resign matters. Also, if you want an example of throwing a hand grenade in an envelope and sending it to Zuck, this is it.

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.: Facebook is the worst.

Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach: Further evidence of worstedness.

Slack has made its biggest acquisition to date: Did you even hear about it?

Ooof! Cisco Webex has been down for 7 hours – and counting: I almost took a job at AppDynamics once. One of the reasons I decided to stop pursuing that opportunity was horrible interviews due to WebEx. If I have to use a tool every day to work, it needs to get through the interviews okay.

Pain spotting: Russia’s Aeroflot Docker server lands internal source code, config files on public internet: Container images leak through insecure registry

Pentagon Extends JEDI Deadline Again—With a Catch: The department is requiring bidders to deliver their proposals in person.

2018 Tech Impact Awards, Cloud: Heptio: The Seattle-based company now has 90 employees

LinkedIn steps into business intelligence with the launch of Talent Insights: Long story short, LinkedIn has started making more business type applications and less social network applications.

Salesforce dogged by protests, leaked emails, and guerrilla blimps on first day of Dreamforce: Oh, and the last shreds of Metallica’s credibility disappearing on stage

Introducing Microsoft.com/Learn: “announcing the release of our new learning website called Microsoft Learn – the best place to start learning Microsoft technologies.”

A Silicon Valley Start-Up That Loves the Pentagon: Google may balk at military contracts, but Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman believes working with the U.S. Defense Department can help save lives.

Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two — and one part will be led by China: To be honest, I think this has already happened. While the Internet is still whole it’s nearly impossible for a Chinese citizen to legally see anything outside of what China allows. Foreign businesses also can’t wholly own their presence in China and must use a partner (who is likely in bed with government). This isn’t a matter of if when the split occurs but whether or not that split will speed up or not.


Welcome to Kubernetes 1.12: All the k8s 1.12 goodness.

Kubernetes 1.12 Arrives With TLS and Better Cloud Integrations

What’s new in Kubernetes 1.12: A look at some of the highlights in the upcoming Kubernetes 1.12 release.

CNCF Advances Kubernetes Security: The goal is to make the certificate management process for Kubernetes clusters less challenging.

Public Cloud Managed Kubernetes: Our Hands-On Experience: Cloud 66’s take on public cloud Kubernetes offerings.

Why Prometheus is for everyone: You think you don’t need Prometheus – I’m here to tell you why you’re wrong.

Debug a Kubernetes Service Locally with Telepresence

ibuildthecloud/k3s: 5 less then k8s. Short for kates, pronounced k8s

Rook Moves into the CNCF Incubator: To go from Sandbox to Incubator in under a year like Rook has is highly commendable.

Microsoft Highlights Kubernetes Support on Windows Server 2019: “Microsoft expects Kubernetes support on Windows Server 2019 to be at the “general availability” commercial-release phase when Kubernetes version 1.13 gets released”

KubeDex FaaS Collection: Charts related to Functions as a Service

Running Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat OpenShift: Mind. Blown.

Five Kubernetes role-based access control mistakes to avoid

Here are the 9 biggest announcements from the Microsoft Ignite tech conference: I would be curious to hear what the environment is like at a Microsoft conference.

Microsoft Further Embraces Kubernetes and Containers: There was doubt?

Ignite2018: Container DevOps with Microsoft Azure – the blog post! by the brilliant Jessica Deen.

10 handy Bash aliases for Linux: Get more efficient by using condensed versions of long Bash commands.

Rethinking Netflix’s Edge Load Balancing: “So we set out to take our learnings from Zuul, plus those from other teams, and improve our load balancing implementation to further reduce errors caused by overloaded servers.”

Go vs. Python: Learning Go by comparing how you’d do it in Python

Ansible to adopt molecule and ansible-lint projects: “By adopting these tools, Red Hat intends to invest resources working with the community to make them even better. We are very excited to integrate ansible-lint and molecule with the rest of the Ansible projects.”

A Markdown-to-PDF Workflow on Linux: For y’all Linux on the Desktopers out there.

google/santa: A binary whitelisting/blacklisting system for macOS

gitmoji: An emoji guide for your commit messages. Your terminal doesn’t support emojis? Sorry, not sorry.

How [Dropbox] rolled out one of the largest Python 3 migrations ever

Mmm… Pi-hole…: Troy Hunt tries on Pi-hole. I threw it up on a box overnight and like it but have to work out some bugs.

Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, Cisco kit prices to resellers soar up to 25%: The price rises Chuck Robbins warned us about are coming

DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week

what are we if not an aggregate of the giants we build on top of

— Jessie Frazelle (@jessfraz) September 26, 2018