“PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SIMPLIFY THIS CODE. KEEP THE SPACE SHUTTLE FLYING.”: This almost 2000 lines of code that make up the persistent volume controller was one of the most popular social media posts this week:
58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 // ================================================================== // PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SIMPLIFY THIS CODE. // KEEP THE SPACE SHUTTLE FLYING.
Read more →Editor’s note: Times are hard for a lot of folks right now. Take your time. Your emotions are valid. Process them. Managers should give their people some grace over the coming days. Reader’s in pain, I am with you.
This week has been a week of milestones. 1) My daughter turned 21. Yes, I feel old. 2) Julie and I are celebrating ten years of marriage this weekend in Traverse City, Michigan.
Read more →bellwether — noun — a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
I want to introduce a metric I use to evaluate potential employers. I have bellwethers. People that I respect and whose work interests me. I use them to gauge my potential for success at a company. I keep a mental list of folks and where they’re working. In some cases, when I start to evaluate a specific employer, I check how long they’ve been there and often ask folks who have been there a long time how to succeed.
Read more →Note: The Notes file this week is DEFINITELY worth looking at this week too.
The people have spoken. DevOps’ish won’t be changing its name any time soon. I received a lot of great feedback; thank you for that. As I’m writing this, I can feel the effects of my COVID-19 booster kicking in. The joint pain is the tell for me. Max received his first shot today too. He and I will be pretty sore in the morning.
Read more →Happy Halloween 🎃💀👻
I started my new role as a Senior Developer Advocate on the AWS Kubernetes team this week. Working for the second largest employer in the United States and the #1 cloud in the world is an extremely interesting dynamic. I’m adapting slowly but surely to the scale. It has a surprisingly familiar feel. I guess that’s what happens when one of your friends brings you in. But, I also have so many friends at AWS and Amazon too.
Read more →KubeCon hangover is real. I grossly overestimated how much I’d be able to do in four days, of course. I spent my little break between jobs trying to sleep in most days. Spend extra time with Max (daddy pick-ups from school are a real thing now). But, any time I went to do something technical or constructive, it took a lot longer than I thought it would. I did a lot of little niceties to various websites, pre-employment stuff, write the $newjob blog post, and generally did not think about complex things.
Read more →KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 in Downtown Los Angeles was fantastic. I got to see friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and some people I met for the first time. “I didn’t realize you were so tall” was a common statement from people I was meeting for the first time. It was very cool to meet folks in the community and Red Hat for the first time.
Read more →Personal Note: If you’re reading this and you’re at KubeCon in L.A. and you don’t find me and say hello. I’ll be sad.
I had a crazy day. I flew on a freaking plane! Two thousand three hundred miles, no less! I’m in Los Angeles, California, for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021. Keep your eyes peeled on my Twitter for the most up to date shenanigans. I already have a travel tip in the books for folks ride sharing from LAX.
Read more →It has been a stressful and challenging past few weeks. But, it’s all worth it in the end. My KubeCon schedule is taking shape. I’ll be in L.A. starting Saturday, so if you’re around, feel free to ping me to chat or hang out. I mentioned on the CNCF Ambassador call last week something I’ve noticed recently. Thanks to the pandemic, my already sometimes tough to manage anxiety around large crowds in confined spaces is WAY worse.
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