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DevOps’ish 245: Please do not attempt to simplify this code, Rust Mod Team, feedback, attackers don’t bother brute-forcing long passwords, GitOps, kube-scheduler-simulator, and more

“PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SIMPLIFY THIS CODE. KEEP THE SPACE SHUTTLE FLYING.”: This almost 2000 lines of code that make up the persistent volume controller was one of the most popular social media posts this week: 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 // ================================================================== // PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SIMPLIFY THIS CODE. // KEEP THE SPACE SHUTTLE FLYING. Read more →

DevOps’ish 243: Bellwethers, changes at Red Hat, Kubernetes 2021 Steering Committee Election Results, Monstrosity Email, Bitbucket’s move to AWS is complete, and more

bellwether — noun — a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index. I want to introduce a metric I use to evaluate potential employers. I have bellwethers. People that I respect and whose work interests me. I use them to gauge my potential for success at a company. I keep a mental list of folks and where they’re working. In some cases, when I start to evaluate a specific employer, I check how long they’ve been there and often ask folks who have been there a long time how to succeed. Read more →