In vacation mode this week. News reading played second fiddle to having fun.
People AWS pricing problems could deter new cloud engineers
I was quoted in this piece. I take the same opinion that the AWS Free Tier is indeed user hostile. Not because it’s limited in weird ways but, because new users could be billed thousands and before they know it, it’s too late.
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Read more →I want to point out a few signs that I think we’re pushing the industry too hard, too fast. Fires in AWS data centers, Fastly (the CDN) took an hour-long outage triggered by a customer finding a bug, Cloudflare had outages in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ransomware is running through companies like Grant went through Richmond (to the point the US Justice department is equating them, in some ways, to terrorist attacks).
Read more →The Cloud Native community lost a great person; Peeyush Gupta. He leaves behind a wife and 10-month old child. His employer, Digital Ocean, and the Kubernetes community are trying very hard to make that that mother and child will not be as devastated. I beg of you, please donate to the Peeyush Gupta: Family Education Fund.
If half the DevOps’ish readership gave $25, we’ll hit the current goal of Rs.
Read more →Mobile first development. A simple idea in principle, but the options, while numerous, all suck in some particular way. Yes, I’m a sucker and bought a new iPad Pro. I think that the time is right to make this purchase now, both for family and productivity. With a 5G modem, the device has somewhat unbounded future potential. But, the hardware is hamstrung by iPadOS.
Last night, I was sitting at my desk using the new Magic Keyboard (there’s a mousepad).
Read more →A migraine is taking me down hard this weekend. Here’s hoping it goes away soon. See you all at KubeCon next week. GitOps Con on Monday. OpenShift Commons Gathering (also live streamed) on Tuesdays. OpenShift.tv KubeCon EU Office Hours on Wednesday through Friday.
People How to bust 5 creativity myths with your team
“Try these exercises to dispel common misconceptions and infuse more creativity into your day-to-day work– and your team’s.
Read more →Two weeks before KubeCon EU and the work is ramping up quickly. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, grab yours today. As always, if you are underrepresented in tech and still need a ticket, let me know. I will be busy next week prepping for a flip to Central European Summer Time with a lot going on. On May 3rd, I will be mc’ing GitOps Con. It’s going to be awesome.
Read more →I’ve had a rough week, please forgive me for not laboring over an intro.
Event Call for Papers The GitOps Working Group is putting together a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Day 0 event! Come share your experiences, practices, and challenges with us at #GitOpsConEU2021! Call for papers open through April 16, 2021.
People The woman who took on Google and won
“Google signed a document saying its employees ‘have the right to discuss wage rates, bonuses, and working conditions.
Read more →An old headline rears its ugly head again this week. The company that now owns the remnants of The SCO Group (whose claim to fame was going bankrupt in suing Linux distro makers until their dying breath), Xinuos, has decided to try this strategy out for itself in hopes of a different outcome. Xinuos is suing IBM and Red Hat for using Linux.
Talk about bringing back ancient memories of trying to keep up with a new and essential thing to me back in the early 2000s: Linux.
Read more →Well, what’s it like living in the last throes of the Free Software Foundation (FSF)? Many companies came out against the FSF’s recent decision to re-add he who was mentioned in DevOps’ish 145. Red Hat probably gave the most scathing repudiation. I can think of no worse strategy than bringing back someone who for so long abused, criticized, belittled, harassed, and bullied the people (especially women) around them. I used to support FSF and only did so after he who was mentioned in DevOps’ish 145 (droves of others are denouncing the decision too).
Read more →Remember last week how I said things would be punchier? Well, I updated the DevOps’ish Solarwinds supply chain compromise Index. By the way, Microsoft says it was, “used by a different threat actor.”
I wrote the parts of the newsletter below, which are probably helpful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The past few days have been incredibly challenging mentally and physically. I’m not sure if I would do it all the same way again.
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