I held my first Twitter Space on Friday. I wanted an engaged audience driven AMA but, the idea was to have a look at the news of the week. It went well enough that, I’m hosting Twitter Spaces on Mondays at 10 AM ET going forward.
I’ll talk about the news of the week and deep dive into some topics; you can participate via Twitter as well. Then I intend to turn the Twitter Space recordings into the newly refreshed DevOps’ish Podcast. I think this is a good way to help keep folks informed, expand the DevOps’ish audience and readership, and to expand the use of the content I create every week.
The format for the podcast will be to go over the inputs into the DevOps’ish newsletter. That way it won’t be a complete rehash of the newsletter itself but, instead a fun journey through the unique stories that people most enjoyed the previous week.
Follow me on Twitter to get notified about upcoming Twitter Spaces you can join in. Subscribe to the DevOps’ish Podcast via your podcasting software of choice so you can listen on Mondays on your lunch break or ride home. I’m looking forward to this! I look forward to seeing you join a Twitter Space to ask questions. Bring some friends along too!
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This week in DevOps’ish, Monday, September 19th, 10 AM ET/1400 UTC
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SEPTEMBER 19 – 21, 2022
ArgoCon is designed to foster collaboration, discussion, and knowledge sharing on the Argo Project, which consists of four projects: Argo CD, Argo Workflows, Argo Rollouts, and Argo Events. This event is aimed at audiences that are new to Argo as well as providing depth to those currently using Argo within their organization. Connect with others that are passionate about Argo and interact with project maintainers. Learn from practitioners about pitfalls to avoid and best practices on how to adopt Argo in your cloud native environment. Get inspired by and provide input to Argo leads on project roadmaps.
SEPTEMBER 28 - 29, 2022
eBPF Summit is a virtual event, targeted at DevOps, SecOps, platform architects, security engineers, and developers. Register to save the date and stay updated on event information.
Kubernetes Contributor Summit North American 2022
Day 0 KubeCon
Submissions should be applicable for members of one of the Kubernetes orgs, especially if you’re making a change this cycle that affects multiple SIGs or have a topic that would be useful for the entire group
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Detroit 2022
OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2022
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Detroit, Michigan from October 24 – 28, 2022. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Linkerd, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, Cilium, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Crossplane, dapr, Dragonfly, Emissary Ingress, Falco, Flagger, Flux, gRPC, KEDA, KubeEdge, Litmus, Longhorn, NATS, Notary, OpenTelemetry, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for five days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. Use code KCNAIPV22MEET for a discount at registration.
On the Passing of Dr. Richard I. Cook: I learned this week that Dr. Cook passed away recently. I remember him submarining Gene Kim at DevOpsDays Detroit one year on a panel. His best known work in our community is his Above the Line, Below the Line concept and How Complex Systems Fail. His deep understanding of how the world worked came from years of hard work in a vareity of fields and cross discipline teams. He will be missed.
- The Career, Accomplishments, and Impact of Richard I. Cook: A Life in Many Acts – jallspaw, Adaptive Capacity Labs
- Rest Well, My Friend — John Willis
Privacy-Focused Technology Companies Call for a Floor Vote on Antitrust Legislation
“On Tuesday September 13th, 13 privacy-focused technology companies representing more than 100 million users in the United States published a letter to U.S. Congressional Leadership imploring them to support the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) and bring it to a floor vote as soon as possible.”
Patreon lays off 17% of staff, affecting 80 employees
Amanda Silberling, TechCrunch
“Just last week, Patreon also let go of five members of its security team. Conte wrote that those layoffs ‘stemmed from a different set of reasons’ from the layoffs today.” There’s rumblings these five were let go when discovered CSAM material distribution networks and no action was taken against those accounts.
Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company to Fight Climate Change
David Gelles, The New York Times
“A half century after founding the outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, the eccentric rock climber who became a reluctant billionaire with his unconventional spin on capitalism, has given the company away.”
Hackers Had Access to LastPass’s Development Systems for Four Days
Ravie Lakshmanan, The Hacker News
“The company reiterated that despite the unauthorized access, the attacker failed to obtain any sensitive customer data owing to the system design and zero trust controls put in place to prevent such incidents.”
Google spins out secret hi-speed telecom project called Aalyria
Jennifer Elias, CNBC
“The spinout comes as Google parent Alphabet reckons with a slowdown in ad spending and looks to advance or wind down experimental projects. That in part means seeking external funding for some of the projects that it’s incubated for years.”
Google urges open source community to fuzz test code
Thomas Claburn, The Register
If only there were ways to get infrastructure to run the fuzzing on…
FCC to fight space debris by requiring satellite disposal in 5 years or less
Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
“The five-year rule would be legally binding, unlike the current 25-year standard that’s based on a NASA recommendation proposed in the 1990s.”
Intel Begins Construction of $100 Billion Ohio Campus
Anton Shilov, Tom’s Hardware
“Intel is set to hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its first two fabs in a campus located in Licking County near Columbus, Ohio.”
Securing the Supply Chain of Nothing
“There is a collective ignis fatuus in the information security community that it is the “job” of an organization’s employees to prioritize security above all else. This fallacy holds us back from achieving better defense outcomes. Unfortunately, ‘Securing the Software Supply Chain’ calcifies this falsehood.”
Why You Should Pay Attention to eBPF
Rachel Stephens, Redmonk
“While it’s far from a mainstream subject, we’ve been hearing a fair amount of chatter from smart people we follow about eBPF.”
Why is Kubernetes so hard to learn? - YouTube
Jerome Petazzoni and Bart Farrell
Announcing the Auto-refreshing Official Kubernetes CVE Feed
Pushkar Joglekar (VMware), Kubernetes Blog
“Accompanying the release of Kubernetes v1.25, we are excited to announce availability of such a feed as an
alpha feature. This blog will cover the background and scope of this new service.”
Hierarchical Kubernetes namespaces explained by example
Bob Reselman, The Server Side
Imagine a world where a developer gets one namespace as their dev environment. This happens often enough.
ArgoCD: The first thing I deploy on Kubernetes - YouTube
Cloud Native Skunkworks
“ArgoCD enables app-of-apps style deployments, letting you deliver all your helm/git Kubernetes workloads straight into your cluster automatically.”
An Introduction to GitOps and Argo | InfluxData From Mr. GitOps himself, Christian Hernandez, “It’s a good overview of the Argo Project. Many folks focus on Argo CD, but Argo is a suite of DevOps tools designed with GitOps in mind.”
Useful Linux Dig Examples for the Network Admin
Nicholas Xuan Nguyen
“As a Linux network administrator, you are likely to come across various problems that can be solved with the Linux
dig (Domain Information Groper) command. Not sure how the
dig command works? No worries! You’re in for a treat!”
AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) for Amazon RDS, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, and AWS KMS now generally available
AWS What’s New Blog
More controllers for more services. Win-win for Kubernetes users.
Google’s next Pixelbook Chromebook is canceled
Alex Heasth and David Pierce, The Verge
Google strikes again.
35 Million Hot Dogs: Benchmarking Caddy vs. Nginx
Looks like nginx is faster but Caddy is just easier to use.
Linus Torvalds talks Rust on Linux, his work schedule and life with his M2 MacBook Air
Steven Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNET
“These days, when he’s on the road, Torvalds is using an Apple MacBook Air with an M2 processor. On this hot new machine, he runs Fedora Workstation 36. He can’t recommend this for mere mortals yet. There was no Fedora port for the ARM-64 M2 processor, so he did it himself.”
cachegrand - a modern OSS Key-Value store built for today’s hardware
DevOps’ish Post of the Week
Notes from this week’s issue can be found on GitHub