Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE.
I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet. I only want you to VOTE.
I gave up a huge part of my existence helping others enable voting in foreign countries because US citizens voted to put my team there. Afghanistan voted today in parliamentary elections. People died in Afghanistan to vote today. Brazil, Fiji, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan, and the United States have elections coming up this year. All I want is when it is your time, VOTE.
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‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’: A conversation with former Reddit product head Dan McComas on the problems of growth as a metric and what Twitter is doing wrong.
2018 Steering Committee Election Results: The Kubernetes Steering Committee Election is now complete.
A new course to teach people about fairness in machine learning: “Develop strategies to identify and ameliorate the effects of algorithmic bias.”
I’m not a developer.: But, Jessica Deen IS brilliant.
Forge Your Future with Open Source: Build Your Skills. Build Your Network. Build the Future of Technology.
Alert fatigue, part 4: alert consolidation: I’m not sure how I feel about Sensu the company at the moment. But, alert fatigue is VERY real.
Leading urbanist Richard Florida is convinced Amazon HQ2 won’t go to a suburb: I wanted HQ2 to come to Detroit. I now want it to go to Toronto because that would be amazing for both Amazon and Toronto. Most folks are betting on Washington DC.
Amazon’s HQ2 announcement is imminent. Here’s a look at the final contenders.: Sort them by tech talent, rent and commute times.
Pull, don’t push: architectures for monitoring and configuration in a microservices era: I have some opinions on this. But, it’s good to check yourself often. Also, it was great seeing Julian at AnsibleFest.
Cloud Native Is an Existential Threat: “The existential threat from Cloud Native is that other people are already doing it.”
Juniper shows its intent with Dev, er, no, sorry, make that… EngNet: Preaching network-as-software, bidding farewell to the CLI (great… another thing that means something it isn’t).
Fed up with cloud giants ripping off its database, MongoDB forks new ‘open-source license’: Paperwork demands code from internet goliaths
What is an SRE and how does it relate to DevOps?: The SRE role is common in large enterprises, but smaller businesses need it, too.
What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.com: “Everyone understood that if one person can bring down the site, there must be a lot of other issues involved. So instead of placing the blame on me, our engineering organization made some changes to prevent that from ever happening again.”
Renaming the Bro Project: Took long enough. But, they did it and it’s commendable.
Docker has raised $92 million in new funding: Thoughts coming.
socat: As taught by the brilliant Cindy Sridharan.
An introduction to Ansible Operators in Kubernetes: The new Operator SDK makes it easy to create a Kubernetes controller to deploy and manage a service or application in a cluster.
Put on your clogs, take a close look at what DevOps fave Puppet flung out this week: New bits from Amsterdam
The evolution of L7, proxies, and microservices: In a microservice architecture, services communicate with each other through L7 protocols such as gRPC and HTTP. Since the network is not reliable (and services can go down!), managing L7 communications is critical for reliability and scale.
hashicorp/terraform-github-actions: GitHub Actions For Terraform
Adopting Istio in Your Kubernetes Clusters: “Computer: Install me an Istio”
DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week
a public-facing job doesn’t mean i’m not entitled to privacy
— Abby Fuller (@abbyfuller) October 16, 2018
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.