“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again. But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.” -Queen Elizabeth II
As mentioned last week, the newsletter is going on a hiatus. I’m not sure for how long, but it will be a while.
Read more →Next week’s DevOps’ish (177) will be the last DevOps’ish for a while. I’m going to be putting DevOps’ish on a COVID-19 hiatus. A large part of making this newsletter is reading the news every day. Even with very heavy-handed filtering, the amount of data I read about the ongoing pandemic is far higher than one should be consuming. I’m pausing DevOps’ish because the news is hard to read these days.
Read more →I was going to make a list of things you could learn this week but, the tech world got a notable call to arms this week. We need more COBOL developers in the US. The glut of unemployment claims has crippled mainframe systems designed to run in a satisfactory government manner under normal conditions. “The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now.
Read more →The impact of the coronavirus hit the tech events industry hard this week. In a shocking move on Tuesday, O’Reilly announced it has immediately ceased all in-person events. To add insult to injury, O’Reilly laid off their entire events staff during a pandemic. To make matters worse, under US law, they’ll get only a week of health insurance benefits, meager support for COBRA (super expensive health insurance), and any severance is based solely on tenure.
Read more →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 →On my last trip of 2019, I took a very important walk with a friend. We talked extensively about burnout and recognizing ways to recover and mitigate the stress of our lives. I left the conversation in a much more peaceful place having just talked about. But, I’m not sure my friend did. The other day they sent me a Shonda Rhimes TED Talk that reminded them about my pledge a couple of years ago to say yes to everything I could.
Read more →Got a jam-packed newsletter this week, complete with relevant stories from The Washington Post and New York Times. It’s an exciting time to be alive. I remember when something had to be earth-shattering to make these papers. Nowadays, it seems commonplace to read about low level, tech news (like the .org registry issues), and high stakes tech news all the same (like the NSA disclosing a Windows vuln). But, what these two stories this week highlight is the importance of governance.
Read more →Editor’s Note: The newsletter passed 3,900 subscribers this week. I’d love to end the month at 4,000 subscribers. If you don’t mind, please ask your coworkers and folks on social media to subscribe to DevOps’ish. Y’all are awesome!
The inevitable is finally happening this week. Docker gutted itself to stay alive by selling off the money-making bits of the business to Mirantis. Docker states it’s because they have two distinct businesses and they can only focus on one.
Read more →Note: DevOps’ish will no longer publish an RSS feed. It’s a business decision at this point. Please subscribe via e-mail. Subscribers seem to be the only metric potential sponsors care about. This change should ensure the long term viability of DevOps’ish.
Are you ready for KubeCon? I’m not, but I hope to be by end of day Friday. There are a number of events every night (see Events section). If your calendar isn’t booked and you’re looking for something to do, several sponsors are hosting things across San Diego.
Read more →There’s a lot in the newsletter this week; from Istio to intelligence gathering for nation-states. Python 2’s sunset date of 1 Jan 2020 being set is going to have some pretty significant impact. There are also 28 mentions of “Kubernetes” in the source for this week’s newsletter. This week’s DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week can get you a free copy of Kubernetes: Up and Running, Second Edition. Oh and Richard Stallman MUST go.
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