“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 →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 →“AWS Infinidash is a new networking technology that is being introduced to the AWS cloud. This technology is being used by AWS to provide a new networking model that is more efficient and more scalable than the current networking model.” —GPT-3
GPT-3 generated that statement about AWS Infinidash thanks to GitHub Copilot. I’m also using GitHub Codespaces through VSCode and the web to write this week’s newsletter. I’ll probably have a write-up on these new tools in the near future.
Read more →DevOps’ish is in a state of spring cleaning. First, I’ve found a tool that I like more than Pocket to bookmark and save pages in Raindrop.io. All the Recommended Reads automation is now pulling from Raindrop.io. Then three Zapier rules ferry everything off to the appropriate places. I made that transition midweek.
Next is the newsletter service itself. I’ve been unhappy with the current provider ever since doing the never-easy switch from Mailchimp (how forward-thinking that was) to the current provider.
Read more →General 9-11, war, and mental health warnings
This is hell week for me every year. The week before 9-11-2001, I lost my best friend. At the same time, mourning his loss in North Carolina still (I was stationed at Langley AFB, VA). I woke up early the morning after leaving the mountains and the funeral activities in Hendersonville. I was at my parents’ house. They’d taken time off the week before dealing with my dad’s mother’s (my grandmother’s) passing.
Read more →Let’s begin the new year with the top ten stories from the past three issues of DevOps’ish to get you up to speed on what you might have missed while you were off lollygagging:
5 interview questions every Kubernetes job candidate should know How to actually get good at basic DevOps if i’m not already hired /r/devops RDS Pricing Has More Than Doubled (Medium) (please build your own blog in 2020) Kubernetes is booming, but consolidation is coming SSH to remote hosts though a proxy or bastion with ProxyJump 10 best sysadmin stories from the trenches The top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn Building Compassion - YouTube Operations Anti-Patterns: DevOps Solutions Top CI/CD resources to set you up for success A CSV is available with all the links sorted by total clicks if you want to get completely up to speed.
Read more →Last week’s attempt at full automation failed and pointed out a shortcoming or two. I hope that’s all ironed out (time will tell). It also highlights the need to think of always starting from a clean slate. My theory is, a cached version of the newsletter was stored on MailChimp. When I enabled the automation for web site to e-mail, MailChimp observed 115 as new and shipped it. Hopefully, you get this while I’m sleeping and everything works wonderfully.
Read more →As mentioned last week, I was able to finish my KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 recap this week. It’s not an exhaustive list of things I did but, it covers the big ones. One point of emphasis for me was to assess the physical toil I managed along the way. It’s important to note that life doesn’t stop because you’re at a conference. Videos from the Kubernetes Contributor Summit are now available too.
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