DevOps'ish

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DevOps’ish 173

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 →

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 →

164: Your why, DevOps engineer interview questions, Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination, kube-scan, funding rounds, and 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 →

163: Mozilla and DigitalOcean Layoffs, NSA discloses Windows vuln, Kubernetes Bug Bounty Program, PrivateBin, and 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 →

154: Docker on life support, The Unicorn Project, KubeCon, Helm 3, Adidas DevOps Framework, and 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 →

153: The week before KubeCon, KubeKhan is back, PodCTL, Microsoft making moves, GitOps, AWS Savings Plans, OpenTitan, Vitess, and 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 →

145: No more Richard Stallman (or his ilk), spying in tech, apps at AWS, Istio 1.13, SSH certificates, Kubernetes issues with iptables, and 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. Read more →

095: Conference Life, Kubernetes, Ansible, Facebook is Awful, Dreamforce, Microsoft Ignite, Rook, and More

I will be in Austin, TX Sunday through Thursday this week for AnsibleFest. If you are attending, please come say, “Hello.” and ask me for some DevOps’ish stickers, please. If you’re in the Austin area and want to grab a coffee, drink, etc. let me know. I’ll be in Orlando next week for some work and some play. If you’re around Orlando the week of the 8th, let me know. 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 →

Petosky State Park overlooking Lake Michigan

082: Picking Winning Tech, Blue is Bad, Kubernetes, GCP Problems, VKE, Ansible, and 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 →