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165: Change at IBM and Red Hat, flaunt your Kubernetes knowledge, WireGuard, Tailscale, Azure, nmap, podman, and more

A change at the helms of IBM and Red Hat are occurring in April (IBM press release). Ginni Rometty is retiring (after a short period as Executive Chairman). Ginny is the only woman to have ever led IBM which is a feat all by itself. She had the unenviable job of leading IBM out of its funk too. IBM had really good numbers this quarter. Whether that continues remains to be seen but, it’s noteworthy that it happened under Ginny’s watch. Read more →

My Life is Dope and I Do Dope Shit

061: 🔥 Week, CoreOS Acquisition, 20 Years of Open Source, Heptio’s Undistribution, and…

I’ve had an absolutely amazing week! I was named a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador. My friend, Chris Bailey, and I recorded an episode of Techtown’s Discussing DevOps Details (3D) Podcast. I spoke at the Orchestructure January 2018 Meetup about Golang accelerating DevOps. Last, but certainly not least, I was named an opensource.com 2018 People’s Choice Award winner. I also booked travel for Open Source 101 in Raleigh and DevOpsDays Charlotte. Read more →

Merry Christmas!

055: Rough Week, DevOps Culture, Kubernetes, and More!

I’m going to keep the monologue pretty short this week. I have some lightly scoped out ideas to share in 2018 though so don’t worry, lots more to come. It has been a rough week in the Short household and I’m mentally spent. But, there was a ton DevOps, Cloud Native, and open source of news this week. I hope you had a Happy Hanukkah or Happy Festivus and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Read more →

The sharks are circling

052: 1 Year 🎉, CNI Book Giveaway, AWS re:Invent, Kubernetes, and More!

This is the 52nd issue of DevOps’ish! While the official one-year anniversary is next week, there are 52 weeks in a year and now is as good a time as any to celebrate. In keeping with DevOps best practices, I shared some lessons learned in, Notes on Running a Newsletter: A Year of DevOps’ish. To celebrate the DevOps’ish first anniversary, Kris Nova has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway of her and Justin Garrison’s new book, Cloud Native Infrastructure. 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 →

Live and Direct from Gonza Tacos y Tequila on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh, NC

040: Solaris, Observability, Shift Left, Ansible, and More

This week I finished a project that has been in the works for a quite some time. Back before I moved to Detroit but shortly after taking over Triangle DevOps, I was offered (and accepted) a spot as a DevOpsDays Raleigh organizer. I submitted three talks to the event and one was accepted. Today I opened the event with my talk, “The Dark Side of DevOps” and thoroughly enjoyed it as well as all the other talks at the event. Read more →

Gopherize Yourself, Fool

DevOps’ish 008: Week of 1485666000

Oh look! There’s a 666 in the epoch this week… Great! But, as one of my co-workers and I always say, we’re going to “will it” to be a good week in DevOps . It usually works out too. Department of Choice Concepts Nitin Agarwal breaks down the Docker filesystem (AUFS). It is a rather simplistic presentation. If you know someone struggling with the concepts it’s definitely worth a read. Read more →