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DevOps’ish 236: You need a personal laptop, USB-C for all, more zero-days this year than any other, Go generics, and more

People

Why you need a personal laptop
I’ll be adding a new laptop to the desk soon.

Learn about leveraging the right type of AWS IAM policy mechanisms to build the responsibility separation between the “central” team and the individual “development” team. SPONSORED

Upset by porn and ‘immoral content,’ a man planted pipe bombs outside cellphone stores, FBI alleges
Because before the internet immoral content was better?

Samoa Scraps Daylight Saving Time (DST)
“DST was implemented in 2010… to give more time after work to tend to their plantations, promote public health, and save fuel. Instead it defeated its own goals by being used by people to socialize more”

EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones
“The rules are intended to cut down on electronic waste by allowing people to re-use existing chargers and cables when they buy new devices.” This will separate the buying of a charger from the buying of a device. And it’s USB-C too which has its own set of problems.

Linux Foundation survey shows companies desperate to hire open-source talent
“In short, if you’ve got open-source skills, whether you’re a developer, a sysadmin, a DevOps expert, or a cloud-native pro, there’s a good-paying job waiting for you out there.” If you’re not at least passively looking right now, you’re losing money.

Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever
“A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans”

Process

2021 has broken the record for zero-day hacking attacks
It’ll get worse before it gets better.

Infrastructure as Code Automation for Terrafrom and GitOps workflows
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DoK Day North America 2021 @ KubeCon - Data on Kubernetes Community
“Kubernetes is increasingly used to run databases and other stateful workloads, unlocking new potential for leveraging your data. Join experienced practitioners from the Data on Kubernetes Community (DoKC) who are at the forefront of running data on Kubernetes. Learn the use cases, techniques, and best practices from those who have been there, done that.”

1,460-Day Old Known Vulnerability Catches Microsoft Off Guard
“Microsoft has released a patch for at least one zero-day vulnerability every month in 2021 so far except for May.” Goodness gracious. I might just shut off the one Windows box I have in the house. It’s probably more vulnerable than my printer.

It’s tough being an Azure fan
Let’s just say, Microsoft is having a hard year.

Disclosure of three 0-day iOS vulnerabilities and critique of Apple Security Bounty program
It would appear the Apple Security Bounty program is in a bit of trouble.

Tools

Generics in Go
Go generics are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like and how to use them.

A Non-Tech Explanation of Containers and Kubernetes
Through this simple analogy by 451 Research, get a better understanding of virtualization, containers, and Kubernetes. Learn the differences between these big topics and the role of each in a multicloud future. SPONSORED

How Paul Osman thinks about long-term strategies, open telemetry, and the value of boring systems
”‘OpenTelemetry is one of those great stories in open source– two communities recognized that they were serving the same audience and then decided to combine their efforts,’ said Osman. ‘OpenTelemetry specifically grew out of two different projects with very similar goals, which were to create an open-source ecosystem around telemetry data, specifically, tracing, metrics, and logs.’”

Authenticated Boot and Disk Encryption on Linux
“TL;DR: Linux has been supporting Full Disk Encryption (FDE) and technologies such as UEFI SecureBoot and TPMs for a long time. However, the way they are set up by most distributions is not as secure as they should be, and in some ways quite frankly weird. In fact, right now, your data is probably more secure if stored on current ChromeOS, Android, Windows or MacOS devices, than it is on typical Linux distributions.”

danielfoehrKn/kubeswitch
“The kubectx for operators”

sse-secure-systems/connaisseur
“An admission controller that integrates Container Image Signature Verification into a Kubernetes cluster”

rakyll/go-test-trace
“Go test with tracing”

diegolnasc/kubernetes-best-practices
“A cookbook with the best practices for working with kubernetes”

DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week

Kylie RoBOOson 👻 (@kyliebytes) on Twitter: "LOL — Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to leaked memo https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/22/22687747/tim-cook-employee-leak-memos-do-not-belong-at-apple"

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