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DevOps’ish 177: The Hiatus Edition

“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again. But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.” -Queen Elizabeth II As mentioned last week, the newsletter is going on a hiatus. I’m not sure for how long, but it will be a while. Read more →

DevOps’ish 174

There was some discussion in the DevOps’ish Telegram about what the topic of this intro should be this week. One suggestion was excellent; I’m probably going to run with it next week. But, I understand that there are some of you looking for something to learn while we’re in this odd time. I wrote this week’s newsletter with that in mind. If you don’t know git, now is the time to learn for sure. Read more →

DevOps’ish 173

The impact of the coronavirus hit the tech events industry hard this week. In a shocking move on Tuesday, O’Reilly announced it has immediately ceased all in-person events. To add insult to injury, O’Reilly laid off their entire events staff during a pandemic. To make matters worse, under US law, they’ll get only a week of health insurance benefits, meager support for COBRA (super expensive health insurance), and any severance is based solely on tenure. Read more →

165: Change at IBM and Red Hat, flaunt your Kubernetes knowledge, WireGuard, Tailscale, Azure, nmap, podman, and more

A change at the helms of IBM and Red Hat are occurring in April (IBM press release). Ginni Rometty is retiring (after a short period as Executive Chairman). Ginny is the only woman to have ever led IBM which is a feat all by itself. She had the unenviable job of leading IBM out of its funk too. IBM had really good numbers this quarter. Whether that continues remains to be seen but, it’s noteworthy that it happened under Ginny’s watch. Read more →

164: Your why, DevOps engineer interview questions, Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination, kube-scan, funding rounds, and more

On my last trip of 2019, I took a very important walk with a friend. We talked extensively about burnout and recognizing ways to recover and mitigate the stress of our lives. I left the conversation in a much more peaceful place having just talked about. But, I’m not sure my friend did. The other day they sent me a Shonda Rhimes TED Talk that reminded them about my pledge a couple of years ago to say yes to everything I could. Read more →

161: Getting you back in the groove, hello 2020, anxiety, Y2K, AWS RDS certificates, faasd, Apache Pulsar, DENT, WebAssembly, and 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 →

159: Kubernetes with extra sprinkles, skilling up in DevOps, Google Cloud’s Y2K(23), privileged containers on Santa’s naughty list, and more

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157: Kubernetes, BPF, container security, re:Invent, PagerDuty, .org debacle, and more

I had a long week with a lot of ups and downs. But, the real downer was delivered on Friday afternoon when I learned my insurance provider had denied a trial run at a new nerve stimulator. I had been talking to friends and family about this new nerve stimulator because it was way less invasive to implant. In a nutshell, the nerve stimulator is synthesized to produce a cancellation signal that keeps the brain from feeling the pain. Read more →

156: KubeCon analysis, Kubernetes security, ‘learn-it-alls’, AWX Kubernetes Operator, and more

Editor’s Note: The newsletter passed 4,000 subscribers this week. Thank you to everyone that help spread the word. I’d love to get to 5,000 subscribers as quickly as possible though. If you don’t mind, please ask your coworkers, BFFs, family, and folks on social media to subscribe to DevOps’ish. Y’all keep being awesome! It is worth noting that the metrics-based system I use to help write DevOps’ish has broken. This week, I lost the ability to post to Twitter due to rate limiting of Tweets sent by IFTTT. Read more →

148: SysAdvent signup, Corey Quinn isn’t irrelevant, testing in prod, Kubernetes Controllers, VMware Tanzu, and more

The ever-shifting sands of newsletter writing, these are the days of our DevOps’ish… There are no paying sponsors this week. It’s not a problem but, it is a little discouraging. The best part about being a disabled veteran is that I have a funding source for this newsletter until I decide to stop. But, this newsletter does take a significant amount of effort, time, and energy. It’s nice to be compensated for that. Read more →