DevOps'ish

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

DevOps’ish 236: You need a personal laptop, USB-C for all, more zero-days this year than any other, Go generics, and more

People Why you need a personal laptop I’ll be adding a new laptop to the desk soon. Learn about leveraging the right type of AWS IAM policy mechanisms to build the responsibility separation between the “central” team and the individual “development” team. SPONSORED Upset by porn and ‘immoral content,’ a man planted pipe bombs outside cellphone stores, FBI alleges Because before the internet immoral content was better? Samoa Scraps Daylight Saving Time (DST) Read more →

DevOps’ish 234: Giving up on reopen dates, containers everywhere, Epic v. Apple, OWASP Top 10 changes, Kubernetes troubleshooting, Podman, and more

People Microsoft gives up predicting when its US offices will fully reopen And every other company should too. We just don’t know when they’ll reopen and constantly re-picking dates just to change them later seems silly. A Non-Tech Explanation of Containers and Kubernetes Through this simple analogy by 451 Research, get a better understanding of virtualization, containers, and Kubernetes. Learn the differences between these big topics and the role of each in a multicloud future. Read more →

DevOps’ish 230: Complex Systems == No Single Root Cause, WFHers juggling two jobs, Service Reliability Math, eBPF Foundation, Dashboards, Tools from Black Hat and more

Another week another bout of bad weather. Systems here in our home have gotten a bit more robust since our multi-day total blackout. I took a meeting this week in a house with no power. The meeting was short, but it demonstrated that if everything goes to hell in a handbasket, my systems are redundant enough to enable me to pass whatever batons when needed. But, lately, it’s felt like a lot. Read more →

DevOps’ish 229: Kubernetes 1.22, KubeCon schedule announced, security fails abound, Zoom’s paltry fine, finally death to 996, NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guidance, and much more

Kubernetes 1.22 shipped this week. I suggest you, at a minimum, read the release blog post or take a gander at the CHANGELOG and definitely read the No, really, you MUST read this before you upgrade. Some of the bigger changes: Audit log files are created with mode 0600 (owner read-only) Rootless mode containers moving to alpha: In my opinion, if you use Podman, you’re used to this. If you’re not, you should be using rootless containers intentionally for security reasons (more on that later). Read more →

DevOps’ish 206: Kubernetes README, ‘I will slaughter you’, Corey Quinn in NYT, 200 Million Certificates in 24 Hours, GitOps with Flux2, K8s on ISS, and more

Sometimes you don’t know what the world needs until someone tells you. On Monday this week, a friend asked if I had any additional books to point them to for Kubernetes help. I have a mile-long list in my head. I said, yeah, let me punch that up for you real quick. But, instead of creating a locked down doc or dust bin email, I built a website. Behold, Kubernetes README. Read more →

DevOps’ish 180

Welcome! 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. Read more →

DevOps’ish 175

I was going to make a list of things you could learn this week but, the tech world got a notable call to arms this week. We need more COBOL developers in the US. The glut of unemployment claims has crippled mainframe systems designed to run in a satisfactory government manner under normal conditions. “The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now. Read more →

DevOps’ish 174

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. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any feedback. Thank you for subscribing and reading. People We’re all in this Together: A Wellness Guide from the CNCF Well-Being Working Group Read more →

DevOps’ish 170

Everything is canceled, postponed, or going virtual. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has already made drastic impacts across the planet. Particularly this week, when several companies restricted travel forcing conferences to do something if they hadn’t already. KubeCon EU is getting pushed back to July or August. I canceled my plans earlier in the week because, with everything up in the air, there’s no telling I’ll be available to participate whenever it does eventually get rescheduled. Read more →

DevOps’ish 168

I spent this week in Las Vegas, working at IBM’s FastStart 2020 event. The event is for IBM sellers, partners, and technical folks to come to learn the new bits of knowledge about the products they’re selling and enabling at their clients’ sites. I went in my usual technical capacity and learned very quickly IBM and Red Hat speak two different languages. This is expected but, I wanted to look a little further into the why behind that. Read more →