I actually crossed things off my list this week. The little wins should be celebrated along with the big ones. There is something very therapeutic about erasing a line on a whiteboard or checking a box. That’s not celebration enough though. Make sure if you are doing complicated work that you take a moment to celebrate when it all comes together. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself.
Read more →Our vacation in Yosemite National Park was amazing. Thanks for sticking around. I jumped out of PTO into DevOpsDays Detroit 2019. It was a great event! My report is linked below. Other news, is that I’m gearing up for Max’s birthday, a potential nerve stimulator, and KubeCon. If you haven’t gotten your tickets and travel for KubeCon sorted yet, do so sooner rather than later (KubeCon discount code below). Happy DevOps’ing out there this week, y’all!
Read more →DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five xkcd: Spreadsheets 9 people for sysadmins to follow on Twitter Goodbye Docker: Purging is Such Sweet Sorrow Decoupling database migrations from server startup: why and how Kubernetes and Containers Best Practices - Health Probes People X-Team Is Hiring a Team of DevOps Engineers (Remote)
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Read more →Let’s talk about JEDI. Not the lightsaber wielding kind, it’s US Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) kind. JEDI is a $10 billion, single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the largest Department in the US government’s cloud business. The competition had been whittled down to AWS and Azure but, Oracle has been pitching a Larry Ellison sized fit over it. Actually, Oracle has protested JEDI’s selection process almost since its inception.
Read more →It’s a big newsletter this week and I’ve made a lot of notes so let’s get to it!
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Read more →I spent a lot of time this week struggling with an odd problem. How do you make a multicloud platform without having to do a ton of work? I was trying to figure out why it’s so damn hard to get a multicloud platform going. People want this for various reasons but, struggle with it. Why? What was I trying to do? Host the DevOps’ish web site where it was less likely to be blocked based on a visitor’s geography.
Read more →I spent the week in Orlando. The first two days for work and the last three for play. This is the second business trip the family has been on with me in as many months. It’s interesting to chaos test your travel routines with weird bookings due to work needs. I try to spend very little time proving who I am or what I do when I travel. I’ve had horrific experiences traveling and I go out of my way to reduce the chances of that happening.
Read more →I will be in Austin, TX Sunday through Thursday this week for AnsibleFest. If you are attending, please come say, “Hello.” and ask me for some DevOps’ish stickers, please. If you’re in the Austin area and want to grab a coffee, drink, etc. let me know. I’ll be in Orlando next week for some work and some play. If you’re around Orlando the week of the 8th, let me know.
Read more →The past few weeks have resulted in iterative improvements to my office workspace. After visiting a few Red Hat offices, it dawned on me that my office wasn’t what it should be. The improvements have helped me mentally in numerous ways. They’ve also allowed me to think more broadly about a number of things. Some odd little nuggets related to DevOps’ish popped out too (sausage making follows):
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Read more →I spent most of the week in Durham, NC. I was pretty busy all week trying to learn while maintaining a full calendar. Meeting new people and figuring out where I can help them scale out their needs is something I’m familiar with. What I’m not familiar with is the massive company that is Red Hat. It’s not the products or the people I don’t get; it’s the enormity. Having a moment or two to think about it, the bigger a company gets, the longer it seems it’ll take to get up to speed.
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