I lost a co-worker from the Ansible team this week. I’ve been struggling to get past the insanity of people younger than dying. 2021 is off to a real shit start. But, I think the biggest tech story of the week comes from Elastic. Keep reading for the details on Elastic’s idiocy. Here’s your weekly reminder that open source isn’t a business model, though.
But, there’s been a moment of justice for those here in Michigan who were impacted by the Flint Water Crisis.
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It would appear the clock has run out for all the Heptio folks to get their payouts from the VMware acquisition. A few Kubernetes contributors are jumping ship from VMware. Four in a little over a week is nothing short of a sign, though. These aren’t the kinds of folks who like to hang out in big corporate orgs and feel like cogs in the machine. They want to feel like they’re making an impact and see the value in their work.
Read more →This week’s image was something I whipped up when talking to a friend. When I explained that running Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi cluster or Digital Ocean didn’t mean they had to be an expert at running Kubernetes, it tilted their world off axis a little. I blew away a cluster and rebuilt it from a handful of files in less than thirty minutes a couple of weeks ago. This should be a rare occurrence (and there should be backups).
Read more →Last week’s attempt at full automation failed and pointed out a shortcoming or two. I hope that’s all ironed out (time will tell). It also highlights the need to think of always starting from a clean slate. My theory is, a cached version of the newsletter was stored on MailChimp. When I enabled the automation for web site to e-mail, MailChimp observed 115 as new and shipped it. Hopefully, you get this while I’m sleeping and everything works wonderfully.
Read more →These are some highlights from an e-mail I sent to my colleagues in my business unit titled, “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 Recap”
“I attended KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 in Seattle this week. Full disclosure, I was there Sunday through Wednesday morning then flew to RDU for meetings. I made the most of being there. I wore four hats this trip: Ansible PMM, OpenShift Advocate, opensource.com Community Moderator, and CNCF Ambassador.
Read more →This was an incredibly busy week in tech news and events. First, AllThingsOpen was this week. For me, this included the annual opensource.com Moderators meeting in Red Hat Tower. The conference was amazing but, I feel like it might have outgrown the Raleigh Convention Center. 4,100 people registered to attend AllThingsOpen and I’m pretty sure half of them tried to get to two talks I wasn’t able to attend due to crowds.
Read more →It’s one of our rare long weekends here in the US. I’m trying really hard to have a good time and not ruin any great moments. There’s a lot I could be doing but, I’m holding off to help recharge. I hope you are taking a similar break is you’re able. A lot of good stuff in the works here for you. First, DevOps’ish has teamed up with O’Reilly to provide discounts on all manner of O’Reilly content, books, ebooks, events, and more.
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):
Automation: This newsletter relies more on automation for content curation than you might realize.
Read more →I have recently taken over as a co-organizer of Triangle DevOps. In a meeting with the other primary co-organizer we talked a little about performance. DevOps considers network, code, system, and other aspects of performance. Yet, we rarely, if ever, consider what we can do to help the most critical part of our products; the front end.
The customer cares the most about the interface they use for the products we facilitate.
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