DevOps'ish

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DevOps’ish 167

I got up this morning and was quickly exhausted from pain. I had noticed this exhausted feeling earlier in the week. It was the day of a doctor’s appointment to get injections to fix the mentally distracting nature of constant, chronic pain. I discovered burnoutindex.org, which is a nine-question test to give you an idea of your main risk factors of burnout. My two key elements are self-inefficacy and exhaustion (see my burnout report). Read more →

146: Seth Vargo says hell no—puts Chef on ICE, Kubernetes 1.16, Linus Torvalds on kernel development, fluffy clouds, DevOps terms, and more

Just when you thought a toxic, old, white guy with lousy hygiene was going to dominate the news this week, in walks Seth Vargo. On Thursday, Seth Vargo, a former Chef employee, learned something he wasn’t comfortable with about code he’d written. Seth discovered Chef had an active contract with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Seth then did something rather extraordinary. He yanked his code (including chef-sugar) from GitHub and RubyGems. Read more →

What if I told you... You don't have to be a Kubernetes expert to use it.

131: DevOps tools, Kubernetes ≠ rocket science, IBM layoffs, Open Source licenses aren’t broken, small Kubernetes clusters, and 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 →

118: Kubernetes, People, Say AMI, Ghidra, Terraform, Git, OperatorHub, and More

Life is more significant than tech. We all recognize this fact but, seldom do we internalize it and own it. This newsletter attempts to imitate life. Injecting needed doses of humanity and thought provocation into your inbox every week. People, Process, and Tools involves all facets of each. They’re in that order for a reason. I can load your inbox up every week with endless lists of tools. They aren’t going to fix your broken processes though. Read more →

117: Docker Layoffs, Purl, Linus Knocks Arm, Killing k8s, Ansible, OperatorHub, Gremlin, PostgreSQL Operator, and More

Docker confirmed they laid off folks. A source stated Docker closed their APAC office, laid off some developers, and punted some sales folks in Europe too. The source thought some managers on the development teams would be leaving soon as well. I have absolutely no real way of confirming that. But, all is well at Docker if you ask them. Things are so well in fact, that when a reporter reached out to Docker to ask about layoffs (based on a tweet from a random technologist), their PR team called the reporter to give them an “exclusive” interview with the Docker CEO to bury the layoffs. Read more →

099: AllThingsOpen, GitHub’s Ups and Downs, Google’s Grossness Grows, Serverless DevOps, Kubernetes, and 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 →

094: Linus Apologizes, Giveaway Winners, Kubernetes, Istio, Dark Debt, Mage, and More

Shortly after DevOps’ish 093 went out last week, Linus Torvalds rocked the Linux kernel development community to its core with his note to LKML, Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note. In it, Linus apologized, “to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.” Also, a Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Linux kernel development community. In my opinion, this is a welcome change. Read more →

094: Linus Apologizes, Giveaway Winners, Kubernetes, Istio, Dark Debt, Mage, and More

Shortly after DevOps’ish 093 went out last week, Linus Torvalds rocked the Linux kernel development community to its core with his note to LKML, Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note. In it, Linus apologized, “to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.” Also, a Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Linux kernel development community. In my opinion, this is a welcome change. Read more →

Healing is Hard

050: Healing, Move Slowly and Fix Things, Observability, Serverless, Kubernetes, and…

And so it begins… The long road to decompression and the end of my burnout. As I mentioned in a blog post on Monday, I am Leaving Bankrate. It was not an easy decision to make but it was a move that needed to happen. I am considering writing a postmortem for the whole ordeal. I’m not sure I’ll ever publish it. But, it is something many others could benefit from. Read more →

Ashley McNamara at GopherCon 2017

032: GopherCon, Linus speaks on init, HTTPS is a must, Cluster Schedulers, kubicorn, and…

I attended GopherCon in Denver this week (and visited System 76’s Denver office). It was an unbelievably positive experience. I attended as a diversity scholarship recipient (being a disabled veteran has *one *perk). I had friends there and met up with them the first day I was in town (I made a lot more friends as the week went on). I got to meet the wonderful Sarah Adams from Women Who Go at a welcome breakfast at Modern Market the first day of the conference. Read more →