DevOps'ish

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

DevOps’ish 246: A little terrorism, The Case of the Recursive Resolvers, Knative asks to join CNCF, Karpenter, and more

AWS re:Invent was this week. I put a whole section in the notes this week for y’all all about AWS re:Invent. There were a lot of cool announcements this week. There was a scenario was I was going to be there. But, family was getting COVID-19 vaccines the Sunday before, I had doctor’s appointments, and it wasn’t meant to be. Thank the Maker I didn’t end up going. This week has been a nightmare, wrapped in worry, with a big dose of impostor syndrome on top, and I caught a cold too. Read more →

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 244: Milestones, K8s Contributor Celebration, Cassidy Williams, Cloud Native Hackathon, Activision Blizzard CEO, GitOps, Fulcio, tools galore, and more

Editor’s note: Times are hard for a lot of folks right now. Take your time. Your emotions are valid. Process them. Managers should give their people some grace over the coming days. Reader’s in pain, I am with you. This week has been a week of milestones. 1) My daughter turned 21. Yes, I feel old. 2) Julie and I are celebrating ten years of marriage this weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. 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 →

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 →

DevOps’ish 242: Automation transforms jobs, be directive without being a jerk, YAML strikes again, GitHub CEO change, Dell spins out VMware, Grace Hopper Explains the Nanosecond, Kubernetes tools galore, and more

Note: The Notes file this week is DEFINITELY worth looking at this week too. The people have spoken. DevOps’ish won’t be changing its name any time soon. I received a lot of great feedback; thank you for that. As I’m writing this, I can feel the effects of my COVID-19 booster kicking in. The joint pain is the tell for me. Max received his first shot today too. He and I will be pretty sore in the morning. Read more →

DevOps’ish 239: KubeCon, tzdata, weak SSH keys revoked, Linux kernel CPU Namespace proposal, multicloud, and more

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 in Downtown Los Angeles was fantastic. I got to see friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and some people I met for the first time. “I didn’t realize you were so tall” was a common statement from people I was meeting for the first time. It was very cool to meet folks in the community and Red Hat for the first time. Read more →

DevOps’ish 233: Luke Hinds of Sigstore, three REALLY bad breaches/bugs, Docker’s increasing desperation, Kubernetes mTLS, update your Operators, BGP & filesystem benchmarks, and more

I spent most of the week in a deteriorated state. Getting over the 12 injections last Friday took much longer than expected. It still amazes me how much work I can do with a disability, medications that slow me down, and a lack of sleep (Max started Kindergarten this week). In a way, this is a lot like our systems, overtaxed by the increasing number of people using them. Ready to both be upgraded by an admin and taken down by a deluge of traffic at the same time (or worse, the opposite). Read more →

DevOps’ish 232: seccomp’s day in the Kubernetes sun, Linux at 30, burn out, Chevy Bolt bot blunder, lifelong learning, GitOps, and more

A trying week capped off by trigger point injections. Long story short, I’ve been trying to get a family out of Afghanistan for the past two weeks to no avail. I won’t bore you with info or divulge identifying details. But, the possibility for their safe passage to the US has pretty much gone to 0. It’s hard telling a 16-year-old kid that you’ve exhausted all your resources. You can only offer tidbits of info. Read more →