This week has been quite a blur. Working backward (literally and figuratively), we’re re-entering lockdown as a household again. A visit with my pain management doctor on Thursday in which he told me the hospital we both live near has seen COVID-19 admissions double this week pushed things very front of mind. A statement from our state’s governor on Thursday put things into motion towards lockdown (which she can no longer mandate thanks to our state legislature passing a law preventing her from doing so; nuts, I know).
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I woke Sunday morning to some very sad news. We’ve had a tragic loss in the cloud native community. Last weekend we lost Dan Kohn. Dan Kohn is the former Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation and was leading up COVID-19 response for the Linux Foundation. He passed away after losing his battle with stage four colon cancer.
Read more →This week’s newsletter is a day early. I’ll be moving my daughter into college Sunday and Monday. It’s a two-day process because southeastern Michigan isn’t as close to southern Ohio as you’d think. I’ll be in Dayton on Sunday and Cincinnati on Monday. Lemme know if you’re around.
Blog Series: Continuous Delivery of Microservices - Parts 1 - 5
This blog series from Sheroy Marker cover the principles of CD of microservices.
Read more →Twelve hours after this newsletter was published last week, I was on a plane back to my old stomping grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. I started at Red Hat this week on the Ansible team as Principal Product Marketing Manager. After the first week, I feel like this is the best career move I’ve ever made. It’s also a move that I’ve wanted to make for a long time. But, the delay has been well worth it.
Read more →This has been a whirlwind week. On Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day. It was a good day where I tried very hard to give Julie the day off from the rigors of Max management. I had to bail a little before Max’s bedtime though to head to Cleveland for an SJ Technologies client visit. It was a great visit but it was, in military lingo, a turn and burn. I was back in Michigan by Monday night.
Read more →Assholes seemed to be the theme of the week. First, Rafael Avila de Espindola is leaving the LLVM project because it adopted a code of conduct and its support of Outreachy. Yes, Rafael is arguing that creating a framework to foster a more inclusive community and helping folks that have are at a significant disadvantage is against his “ethical views”. Next, infamous bad actor, Richard Stallman, vehemently opposed the removal of an abortion joke from glibc source code.
Read more →Football is back and I couldn’t be happier about it (despite my Gators losing to Michigan). I know that sports and DevOps-types don’t always go together. However, there are a lot of things we tech folks can learn from football. Systems and process are what great football teams are built on. Take a good look at Nick Saban’s process focus at Alabama for an idea of how to build a perennial championship contender (tl;dr: it’s a one step at a time approach).
Read more →It’s 67 degrees here in Michigan at the moment. How’s the weather where you are? I’m not missing the humidity of the south at all. As I venture out into more of Detroit I’m continually pleased with the choice to move to the Mitten. America’s high five has a lot going for it! Metro Detroit Unemployment Rate Sees Largest Drop In U.S., Now Lower Than Boston, L.A. And New York.
Read more →Sunday, I flew back to NC to help close and move out of our house. It has turned into quite the saga that I won’t bother with trying to explain to everyone. But, having injections on moving day was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The world of DevOps was quite busy this week. Also, several great talks from GopherCon are available in various forms, including my GopherCon 2017 Lightning Talk: Golang to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil.
Read more →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.
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