DevOps'ish

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

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 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 222: Industry under pressure, Holy $%^& I agree with Torvalds, US Congress begins assault on big tech, polkit vuln, ALPACA, How To Love Kubernetes and Not Wreck The Planet, and more

I want to point out a few signs that I think we’re pushing the industry too hard, too fast. Fires in AWS data centers, Fastly (the CDN) took an hour-long outage triggered by a customer finding a bug, Cloudflare had outages in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ransomware is running through companies like Grant went through Richmond (to the point the US Justice department is equating them, in some ways, to terrorist attacks). Read more →

DevOps’ish 221: On the passing of Peeyush Gupta, Apple employees balk at return to office plans, 1:1 with CNCF’s Priyanka Sharma, StackOverflow acquired, Flux, Argo, HTTP 3, and more

The Cloud Native community lost a great person; Peeyush Gupta. He leaves behind a wife and 10-month old child. His employer, Digital Ocean, and the Kubernetes community are trying very hard to make that that mother and child will not be as devastated. I beg of you, please donate to the Peeyush Gupta: Family Education Fund. If half the DevOps’ish readership gave $25, we’ll hit the current goal of Rs. 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 208: KubeCon problems, tech is the easy part, Okta eats Auth0 whole, Exchange vulns, Digital Ocean IPO, #100DaysOfKubernetes, and more

This week I heard about and witnessed some pretty disgusting behavior in the greater cloud native community. First, I saw a tweet from a CNCF Ambassador saying KubeCon was pay to play (the tweet is gone now but, you better believe they lost a follower that day). If KubeCon were pay to play, I’d have spoken at the last three years of KubeCons. Red Hat spends a shitload of money sponsoring KubeCon and the Linux Foundation. Read more →

DevOps’ish 203: Job hopping, Block Party, Perl.com pain, SSPL sucks, sudo vuln, cloud trends, the beauty of Windows 3.11, and more

We don’t talk about salaries in the US like people do in other countries. Apparently, we citizens of the United States are extremely conservative when it comes to this topic. I’d like to see that change in my lifetime. I sat down and looked at my W-2 like I do every year. A number hit me out of the blue. It proved to me job hopping works (to a point). Read more →

DevOps’ish 196

Some people understand that the advancement of technology is marching at an ever quickening pace. We’re talking about exponential advancement every year. Five years ago, Kubernetes was brand new. Now it’s democratizing computing across clouds. Docker, the company behind some glue technology that made containers the new norm in software, has died twice now. The size and shape of infrastructure has changed so much in the past two years, it’s hard to remember ten years ago when Vagrant was brand new. Read more →

DevOps’ish 193

Saturday morning, I awoke at 5 AM to pain and an awful headache. I know this headache well; it was a headache from looking at a computer screen too much (after 25 years in the industry, I rarely get these). It was the headache of sitting down before 8:30 AM on Friday, the next time you look up it’s almost 2 PM, and you’ve crossed one thing off your list. Read more →