DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between.

Petosky State Park overlooking Lake Michigan

082: Picking Winning Tech, Blue is Bad, Kubernetes, GCP Problems, VKE, Ansible, and More

Twelve hours after this newsletter was published last week, I was on a plane back to my old stomping grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. I started at Red Hat this week on the Ansible team as Principal Product Marketing Manager. After the first week, I feel like this is the best career move I’ve ever made. It’s also a move that I’ve wanted to make for a long time. But, the delay has been well worth it. Read more β†’

Washington DC skyline as seen from Reagan National Airport (DCA)

079: Microsoft πŸ’’ GitHub, Kubernetes, Ansible, Amazon EKS, Uber’s D and More

Trying something different this week and sending out the newsletter on Saturday. Hit Reply and Let me know what you think. The big news this week is Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, provides a very positive and principled take on the GitHub acquisition. I have been a believer in Microsoft’s commitment to open source ever since they reached out to me to discuss how they can improve their image in the open source community. Read more β†’

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. β€”Mark Twain

064: DODCLT, {code} death knell, Leadership, Kubernetes Good and Bad, Docker and moving on from it, and More!

I’m fresh off the plane from DevOpsDays Charlotte 2018 when I’m writing this. I have to say a HUGE thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and speakers. The venue was beyond amazing. Red Ventures knows how to host a crowd in style. I definitely feel like I need to fly out the morning after these events though. Traveling on a Friday is not ideal. It never fails that I end up missing a connection I wanted to make because I just flat out ran out of time. Read more β†’

Seeing the light

063: Kubernetes Tips & Tricks, Leadership, Serverless, dtrace for Linux, Azure for Go, and More!

I listened to a very impactful podcast on Wednesday while walking my best buddy beast (happy birthday, Sunny). On the podcast, the speaker asked the audience five questions. One of those questions was, “When was the last time you changed your mind?” This question struck me. When was the last time I changed my mind? What motivated me to make that change? Would I be able to help others make a similar change should they ask for assistance? Read more β†’

Pow! Right in the Kisser!

060: WTF Google, SRE in a Serverless World, DevOps Requires Rethinking Norms, Kubernetes…

There are terrible people in this world. I’ve known that for a very, very long time. There are those that twist religion to benefit themselves, double-crossers, and people who will have their co-workers swatted just for existing. But, you cannot add yourself to that list in the process of “being American.” You are the epitome of a loser if you target people because of their race, gender identity, political leanings, sexual orientation, or disability. Read more β†’

I have to drive south to get to Canada

054: Kubernetes, Docker is Dead, Friend in Need, KubeCon Videos, and More!

We have been totally buried by snow this week in Michigan. The daily snow forecasts have been underestimated by inches almost everyday. Not a big deal, it’s just a lot of powdery snow early in the winter. It’ll probably be a white Christmas here in the Detroit metro area. Meanwhile, the job hunt is an odd mix of hot and cold. To be honest, I was hoping to have something pretty solid coming back from KubeCon. Read more β†’