I was incredibly busy this week. I spoke at the October 2020 CNCF Eastern Canadian Meetup. I turned the introduction to last week’s newsletter into its own blog post, Fear and Loathing in YAML, and it made the front page of the orange site (you read it here first). And then, of course, all the live streaming for Red Hat.
Speaking of live streaming. When we look back at 2020, it seems like live streaming will be the thing the COVID-19 brought into our daily lives.
Read more →We kinda went down a rabbit hole this week when I suggested folks check out yq, “The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.” First, there’s nothing wrong with this project. I like it, I find the tool useful, and that’s that. But the great debate started over our lord and savior, YAML. Yeah, I know, XML vs. JSON vs. YAML vs. TOML vs.
Read more →Normally, I don’t like to highlight military uses of Kubernetes (people have feelings about that; I do too, for that matter). But, this week, something rather significant happened out in Utah: U-2 Federal Lab achieves flight with Kubernetes. “The U-2 Federal Laboratory successfully leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Sept. 22. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in the Department of Defense.
Read more →This is the hell that is America today: It took us a week to get a legitimate COVID-19 test for my daughter. Strep and flu tests were done at the same time; she tested positive for the flu. Hopefully, things are on the upswing there.
Just when that turned around for good, I went for a walk to take a break from the stressors of day to day life. Then out of nowhere, Sunny and I were attacked by an irresponsible neighbor’s dog.
Read more →My daughter just informed me she very likely has contracted COVID-19. My apologies but, I’m going to forgo my usual introduction in the newsletter this week.
I was going to discuss this lengthy piece but, give it a read instead: The Developer-Led Landscape.
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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.
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Your environment makes up so much of who you are in real life. I often wonder if your work environment reflects how your infrastructure will look. If you’re okay with satisfying that 80% use case, does your infra look like AWS with hundreds of services some of which are quite stable and others not so much? Or if you the perfect be the enemy of the good and be like a lot of companies and spend a lot of time spinning their wheels waiting for the right thing to happen.
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What a week it was. KubeCon EU 2020 was this past week. And amongst all the announcements there was a lot of activity and interaction too. Two things I realized this week were, first, y’all are really bubble gumming and duct taping clusters together into production like it’s no big deal just waiting to be bit by something. Second, the Kubernetes community is really an amazing bunch of people, in general.
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DevOps’ish is back.
What did the hiatus look like? Why did it need to happen at all?
Like fixing an airplane while it’s in-flight, It’s hard assessing a problem while you’re in the middle of creating it. COVID-19 is just the sort of thing that the world turned upside down enough that I needed to take a break to reassess how to do the newsletter, in general. Meanwhile, sponsorships wholly dried up (for five weeks).
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