DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between.

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098: Open Source, Kubernetes, Vote, Ansible, Serverless, Amazon HQ2 and More

Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE. I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet. Read more →

097: Kubernetes, Amazon Woes, Serverless, JEDI, Spinnaker, and More

I spent the week in Orlando. The first two days for work and the last three for play. This is the second business trip the family has been on with me in as many months. It’s interesting to chaos test your travel routines with weird bookings due to work needs. I try to spend very little time proving who I am or what I do when I travel. I’ve had horrific experiences traveling and I go out of my way to reduce the chances of that happening. Read more →

096: DevOps, Kubernetes, Ansible, Serverless, Bad Recruiting, Bad Motherboards, and More

I spent the week in Austin at AnsibleFest. If you ever want to experience impostor syndrome put yourself in a room full of Ansible’s core contributors. It was exciting and terrifying every time I opened my mouth. But, for someone with Marketing in their title, the folks at the Contributor Conference were very embracing. The event itself was a whirlwind of various duties to include but not limited to MC, door duty at a bar, helping a developer understand Ansible internals, talking to customers, and trying to lighten the load on all the folks that put AnsibleFest together. 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 →

093: Hard Week, Ansible, Kubernetes, Nathen Harvey, InfoSec, and More

Join the DevOps’ish group on Telegram to discuss this week’s latest newsletter! https://devopsi.sh/telegram This week was REALLY hard. The past two weeks are the anniversary of the worst two week span of my life. In 2001, I was working like a dog at Langley AFB, VA. It was great work but the hours were LONG. With a normal shift, training, and other fun outside of work hours military things there was a lot going on. Read more →