DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, industry news, culture, and the ‘ish between.

DevOps’ish 227: So hot right now, Sunk Cost Fallacy, Right to Repair, future of tech events, HelloKitty ransomware now targets VMware ESXi, GitHub Copilot, and more.

I was struck with a very mild case of heat exhaustion a couple of weeks ago after standing over a hot grill hosting our family’s 4th of July party. So when the article “How hot is too hot for the human body?” came across my desk this week, I was uniquely interested in it. I’ve run several miles in the Middle East, the high plains of Colorado, Florida, the jungles of Honduras, and many points in between. Read more →

DevOps’ish 226: Kubernetes non-code contributions, don’t ban politics at work, engineers waste 1 day a week on technical debt, CentOS Stream is working out, and more

If you follow me on Twitter you know I’ve had a hard time with stable internet this week. Co-workers asking about my absence, I appreciate you. Sorry, y’all, sometimes everything breaks at once. But then today I get this when working on something newsletter related. Y’all… I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. Omg... Y'all... This error message. I can't. "This is an unsupported graphic file. GIF is the only supported graphic file type. Read more →

DevOps’ish 225: AWS Infinidash, GPT-3 via GitHub Copilot, Polywork, rainbow marketing, LinkedIn breach, VMs hiding ransomware, Kubernetes overspend, Helm, GitOps, Tailscale with Kubernetes, and 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 224: Take your time off, Bryan Liles on a mission, John McAfee dead, Dell SupportAssist assisting the wrong people, AWS DNS hijack, Istio 1.10, Intel to make RISC-V chips, and more

Let me be someone to remind you to take some time off (if you can). As a family, we had many lessons learned from not being in our daily routines, setting, or location. This whole month has been a lot of optimizations in our household. All these learned from being outside our sixteen-month grooves. For example, I confirmed I needed glasses after a persistent headache went away then came back when I went back to work. Read more →

DevOps’ish 223: Hostile AWS Free Tier, Bye bye Bezos, InfoSec competencies, Rust in Linux Kernel, Git for Computer Scientists, secrets on the CLI, and more

In vacation mode this week. News reading played second fiddle to having fun. People AWS pricing problems could deter new cloud engineers I was quoted in this piece. I take the same opinion that the AWS Free Tier is indeed user hostile. Not because it’s limited in weird ways but, because new users could be billed thousands and before they know it, it’s too late. Take a deep dive into observability at o11ycon+hnycon, a two-day virtual conference on the future of shipping software. Read more →

DevOps’ish 220: Fretting over free tier, Amazon’s creepy network, NOBELIUM, Half-Double Rowhammers on sale, Istio vs. Linkerd, cost of cloud, and more

I’m in surgery recovery mode. I will be for a while it looks like. Nerves are weird. Do me a favor; if you’re reading this, take the 2021 DORA State of DevOps survey. People Growing Concerns among Developers about the AWS Free Tier It feels like if you think you’re keeping yourself in the free tier you’re an API call or bug in the system away from a massive panic attack. Read more →

DevOps’ish 218: What is DevOps eBook, Linux on the Desktop, racist AI, Darkside goes dark, systemd 💪, AWS free tier, lots of tools, and more

Finally, an average week, expect weeks are anything but “normal” these days. This past week marked the first birthday of OpenShift.TV (which is for all intents and purposes) what I’ve been working on the past year. 540 hours of content that has been archived to help folks tackle all kinds of issues with Kubernetes, OpenShift, and a host of other open source projects. I bet we’ve touched on etcd’s thirst for low latency, having to remind people to use DHCP for IPI installations, and have come up with as many “stage” names; it might total up to about 540 times too. Read more →

DevOps’ish 217: KubeCon EU 2021, COSI confusion, Kohl’s GitOps tool, Colonial Pipelines attack, dev platforms, Docker dead in water, GitOps Con 2021, PodTopologySpread, and more

It was indeed KubeCon EU this week. What my family is told is one of my Super Bowl events (KubeCons and Red Hat Summit are in that class). It was indeed an extraordinary virtual event. That’s right; you read that right. KubeCon EU 2021 was a great virtual event. No one besides Deserted Island DevOps and CNCF has unlocked successful models of making a virtual event enjoyable. As a speaker, I did not test anything until thirty minutes before the talk on Friday morning. Read more →

DevOps’ish 212: Linux lawsuit, universities breached, massive Facebook breach, Amazon’s horrible PR in light of conditions, Git Submodules = 👿, GitOpsCon CFP, and more

An old headline rears its ugly head again this week. The company that now owns the remnants of The SCO Group (whose claim to fame was going bankrupt in suing Linux distro makers until their dying breath), Xinuos, has decided to try this strategy out for itself in hopes of a different outcome. Xinuos is suing IBM and Red Hat for using Linux. Talk about bringing back ancient memories of trying to keep up with a new and essential thing to me back in the early 2000s: Linux. Read more →

DevOps’ish 211: He who was mentioned in DevOps’ish 145, OpenSSL updates, New AWS CEO, Apple linked to Chinese tracking apps, 92% of all on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers patched, TSMC, coffee shortage, and more

Well, what’s it like living in the last throes of the Free Software Foundation (FSF)? Many companies came out against the FSF’s recent decision to re-add he who was mentioned in DevOps’ish 145. Red Hat probably gave the most scathing repudiation. I can think of no worse strategy than bringing back someone who for so long abused, criticized, belittled, harassed, and bullied the people (especially women) around them. I used to support FSF and only did so after he who was mentioned in DevOps’ish 145 (droves of others are denouncing the decision too). Read more →