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What’s made of comfy ring-spun cotton, available in your size and shape, AND guaranteed to start a flame war with your AWS pals? The 2019 Last Week in AWS Charity T-Shirt! This year’s shirts come in two flavors — one for each pronunciation of the acronym for Amazon Machine Images. Are you an Ahh-Me or an Ay-Em-Eye?
Read 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 →I used to think of industry analysts as 100% worthless to the broader technology world. After meeting Chris Gardner from Forrester, some of the good folks from RedMonk, and working with Red Hat’s Analyst Relations team, I’ve warmed up to Analysts a little. They serve an important function that a lot of us forget: Tactical efficiency does not replace strategic efficacy…
DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five Seth Vargo says hell no—puts Chef on ICE The real cost of not wearing makeup at the office DevOps terms: 10 advanced concepts to know 30 Linux Permissions Exercises for Sysadmins On the occasion of leaving Google Alert Automation for your Cloud Infrastructure SPONSORED See the top ten →
Read more →This week I read about a study of 17 languages that suggests humans, “no matter how fast or slowly languages are spoken, they tend to send information at about the same rate: 39 bits per second, about twice the speed of Morse code.” The study points out that some languages are clearly “faster” than others but, a steady average rate of 39.15 bits per second (bps) kept coming up. This study fascinated me since I talk to people as part of my work.
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What a series of unfortunate events for Docker in 2019. In what appeared to be a massive talent flush due to what looks like a potential earnings miss, the Great Docker Culling of 2019 happened. Docker appears to have laid off the vast majority of its well-known talent. Andrea Luzzardi, Sam Alba, and Gareth Rushgrove are among a slew of recent Docker layoffs discussed in this newsletter earlier this year.
Read more →Life is more significant than tech. We all recognize this fact but, seldom do we internalize it and own it. This newsletter attempts to imitate life. Injecting needed doses of humanity and thought provocation into your inbox every week. People, Process, and Tools involves all facets of each. They’re in that order for a reason. I can load your inbox up every week with endless lists of tools. They aren’t going to fix your broken processes though.
Read more →Last week’s attempt at full automation failed and pointed out a shortcoming or two. I hope that’s all ironed out (time will tell). It also highlights the need to think of always starting from a clean slate. My theory is, a cached version of the newsletter was stored on MailChimp. When I enabled the automation for web site to e-mail, MailChimp observed 115 as new and shipped it. Hopefully, you get this while I’m sleeping and everything works wonderfully.
Read more →It’s weird how things decay online. A 404 here, a failed git submodule update there can lead to weird things breaking. I noticed that happening with chrisshort.net. The site had gotten slower too despite it being a static site served through Cloudflare. I spent an evening looking for new Hugo themes. Testing their performance, figuring out what design would work best for me, and looked pleasant.
Last night, I ended up picking the updated version of the theme I was already using.
Read more →Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE.
I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet.
Read more →You are here and I really appreciate it! If you enjoy this newsletter, it would be great if you participated in the survey. There are already some changes I’ll be making as a result of responses so far. Also, if you run events in Europe, Asia, South America, or Australia please send some details for them to me. One reply to the weekly e-mail newsletter suggested including more international events.
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