The DevOps’ish Podcast

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Kubernetes Contributor Summit North American 2022

October 24, 2022 at KubeCon

The Summit will have a healthy mix of content tailored to active contributors. To conclude the summit, we’ll end with Contributor Social with games and refreshments.

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.


FEBRUARY 4 - 5, 2023

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.


Wall of Awful: Tactics for Summiting Your Most Mountainous Molehills (YouTube) Trip Longworth
I’d encourage you to show this to all your teammates this week. “This talk presents the concept of the Wall of Awful, a metaphor for emotional barriers that keep us from doing the things we supposedly want to do, the neuroscience behind these blockers, and tactics for getting past them and to your goal.”

China’s Internet Censors Race to Quell Beijing Protest Chatter
Daisuke Wakabayashi and Claire Fu, The New York Times
“Some search terms were banned, WeChat accounts suspended and songs removed to stop discussion of a rare public protest denouncing Xi Jinping.”

Airborne Drones Are Dropping Cyber-Spy Exploits in the Wild
Dark Reading
“Drone-based cyberattacks to spy on corporate targets are no longer hypothetical, one incident from this summer shows.”

Intel Could Be Preparing For Massive Layoffs as Demand for PCs Plunge
Anton Shilov, Tom’s Hardware
“Intel to possibly cut workforce later this month.”

Dutch employee fired by U.S. firm for shutting off webcam awarded €75,000 in court
NL Times
“A remote employee of a U.S. business who was fired for refusing to leave his webcam on while he was working was awarded roughly 75,000 euros by a Dutch court for wrongful termination.”

Process Shutdown
Ash Furrow
This sucks. I’ll be figuring out how to migrate soon enough.

Drug trafficking: Australia drug cartel investigations revealed in data hack
Nigel Gladstone, The Sydney Morning Herald
“A massive leak of classified government documents has exposed the identities and methods of secret agents working to stop major drug importations to Australia.”

Taiwan Security Bureau: No Need to Destroy TSMC’s Fabs If China Invades
Anton Shilov, Tom’s Hardware
Even if China did end up taking over Taiwan and the many chip fabs on the island, they’d quickly run out of much needed supplies, parts, and hardware that would be or are already no longer available to the Chinese. Of course, the impact this would immediately have on the world would be utterly devastating.

Don’t make databases available on the public internet
David Anderson, Tailscale
Kind of a no brainer but you’d be surprised at the ways you can solve this.


NocoDB takes on Airtable with open source no-code platform that connects to production databases
Paul Sawers, TechCrunch “NocoDB is one of a number of startups to emerge on the scene with plans to usurp the mighty Airtable, with an open source foundation serving as a core selling point.”

What are the 4 Golden Signals for Monitoring Kubernetes?
Roland Wolters, Isovalent
“Golden Signals are the meaningful data insights that we use for monitoring and observability of a system. They are the signals vs. noise that can help guide us towards what’s affecting the health of the environment.”

Make your QEMU 10 times faster with this one weird trick
Linus Heckemann, Determinate Systems
“Since this is untenably long for incremental work, I decided to dig into it a bit, and was able to reduce the duration of the test to only 7 minutes. In this post, I’ll describe the whole journey.”

Oracle VM VirtualBox Changelog-7.0
VirtualBox 7.0.0 (released 2022-10-10)
“This is a major update” with a lot of nice features.

AWS prices in your Google Sheets

A post-modern modal text editor.

DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week

@adamhjk on Twitter: “I think we are seeing a shift toward enterprise teams using more cloud platforms fully, rather than intermediaries. Multi-cloud as a strategy for a single app appears to be dead/dying. Instead it’s “choose the right cloud for the application”, based on what can be rearchitected”)


Notes from this week’s issue can be found on GitHub