DevOps'ish

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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 225: AWS Infinidash, GPT-3 via GitHub Copilot, Polywork, rainbow marketing, LinkedIn breach, VMs hiding ransomware, Kubernetes overspend, Helm, GitOps, Tailscale with Kubernetes, and more

“AWS Infinidash is a new networking technology that is being introduced to the AWS cloud. This technology is being used by AWS to provide a new networking model that is more efficient and more scalable than the current networking model.” —GPT-3 GPT-3 generated that statement about AWS Infinidash thanks to GitHub Copilot. I’m also using GitHub Codespaces through VSCode and the web to write this week’s newsletter. I’ll probably have a write-up on these new tools in the near future. Read more →

DevOps’ish 220: Fretting over free tier, Amazon’s creepy network, NOBELIUM, Half-Double Rowhammers on sale, Istio vs. Linkerd, cost of cloud, and more

I’m in surgery recovery mode. I will be for a while it looks like. Nerves are weird. Do me a favor; if you’re reading this, take the 2021 DORA State of DevOps survey. People Growing Concerns among Developers about the AWS Free Tier It feels like if you think you’re keeping yourself in the free tier you’re an API call or bug in the system away from a massive panic attack. Read more →

DevOps’ish 203: Job hopping, Block Party, Perl.com pain, SSPL sucks, sudo vuln, cloud trends, the beauty of Windows 3.11, and more

We don’t talk about salaries in the US like people do in other countries. Apparently, we citizens of the United States are extremely conservative when it comes to this topic. I’d like to see that change in my lifetime. I sat down and looked at my W-2 like I do every year. A number hit me out of the blue. It proved to me job hopping works (to a point). Read more →

DevOps’ish 200: Solarwinds plot thickens, Women hit hard in jobless report, Red Hat acquires StackRox, Slack outage, Podman and Docker Compose, WebAssembly training, greatsuspender compromise, and more

The first full work week of the year has already been filled with news. But, Monday saw a Slack outage, Wednesday saw an insurrection in the US, and there is a new twist in the Solarwinds supply chain compromise. We’ll discuss two of these topics and more. Note: I’m looking for an intern this summer to help with OpenShift.tv (live streaming). If you know anyone that may be interested, please ask them to apply. Read more →

DevOps’ish 188

We kinda went down a rabbit hole this week when I suggested folks check out yq, “The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.” First, there’s nothing wrong with this project. I like it, I find the tool useful, and that’s that. But the great debate started over our lord and savior, YAML. Yeah, I know, XML vs. JSON vs. YAML vs. TOML vs. Read more →

DevOps’ish 187

Normally, I don’t like to highlight military uses of Kubernetes (people have feelings about that; I do too, for that matter). But, this week, something rather significant happened out in Utah: U-2 Federal Lab achieves flight with Kubernetes. “The U-2 Federal Laboratory successfully leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Sept. 22. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in the Department of Defense. Read more →

DevOps’ish 183

General 9-11, war, and mental health warnings This is hell week for me every year. The week before 9-11-2001, I lost my best friend. At the same time, mourning his loss in North Carolina still (I was stationed at Langley AFB, VA). I woke up early the morning after leaving the mountains and the funeral activities in Hendersonville. I was at my parents’ house. They’d taken time off the week before dealing with my dad’s mother’s (my grandmother’s) passing. Read more →

DevOps’ish 178: Return of the G

Welcome! DevOps’ish is back. What did the hiatus look like? Why did it need to happen at all? Like fixing an airplane while it’s in-flight, It’s hard assessing a problem while you’re in the middle of creating it. COVID-19 is just the sort of thing that the world turned upside down enough that I needed to take a break to reassess how to do the newsletter, in general. Meanwhile, sponsorships wholly dried up (for five weeks). Read more →