DevOps'ish

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DevOps’ish 224: Take your time off, Bryan Liles on a mission, John McAfee dead, Dell SupportAssist assisting the wrong people, AWS DNS hijack, Istio 1.10, Intel to make RISC-V chips, and more

Let me be someone to remind you to take some time off (if you can). As a family, we had many lessons learned from not being in our daily routines, setting, or location. This whole month has been a lot of optimizations in our household. All these learned from being outside our sixteen-month grooves. For example, I confirmed I needed glasses after a persistent headache went away then came back when I went back to work. Read more →

DevOps’ish 217: KubeCon EU 2021, COSI confusion, Kohl’s GitOps tool, Colonial Pipelines attack, dev platforms, Docker dead in water, GitOps Con 2021, PodTopologySpread, and more

It was indeed KubeCon EU this week. What my family is told is one of my Super Bowl events (KubeCons and Red Hat Summit are in that class). It was indeed an extraordinary virtual event. That’s right; you read that right. KubeCon EU 2021 was a great virtual event. No one besides Deserted Island DevOps and CNCF has unlocked successful models of making a virtual event enjoyable. As a speaker, I did not test anything until thirty minutes before the talk on Friday morning. Read more →

DevOps’ish 193

Saturday morning, I awoke at 5 AM to pain and an awful headache. I know this headache well; it was a headache from looking at a computer screen too much (after 25 years in the industry, I rarely get these). It was the headache of sitting down before 8:30 AM on Friday, the next time you look up it’s almost 2 PM, and you’ve crossed one thing off your list. Read more →

DevOps’ish 188

We kinda went down a rabbit hole this week when I suggested folks check out yq, “The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.” First, there’s nothing wrong with this project. I like it, I find the tool useful, and that’s that. But the great debate started over our lord and savior, YAML. Yeah, I know, XML vs. JSON vs. YAML vs. TOML vs. Read more →

DevOps’ish 181: Heptio people abandoning VMWare’s ship, DevOps titles, Camille Fournier on management, plain text email is no longer a good development tool, GitOps, and more

Welcome! It would appear the clock has run out for all the Heptio folks to get their payouts from the VMware acquisition. A few Kubernetes contributors are jumping ship from VMware. Four in a little over a week is nothing short of a sign, though. These aren’t the kinds of folks who like to hang out in big corporate orgs and feel like cogs in the machine. They want to feel like they’re making an impact and see the value in their work. Read more →

DevOps’ish 169

The first CNCF Air Gapped Working Group meeting happened this week. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend. Air gapped or disconnected environments have a few variants. But, the air gaps I’m most familiar with are those between unclassified and classified US government systems (TEMPEST, EMSEC, COMSEC, etc.). Also, given the attendance, there is a lot of interest from folks across the public and private sectors. If you’re interested in getting involved, we’re figuring out what the cadence of the meetings will be. Read more →

DevOps’ish 168

I spent this week in Las Vegas, working at IBM’s FastStart 2020 event. The event is for IBM sellers, partners, and technical folks to come to learn the new bits of knowledge about the products they’re selling and enabling at their clients’ sites. I went in my usual technical capacity and learned very quickly IBM and Red Hat speak two different languages. This is expected but, I wanted to look a little further into the why behind that. Read more →

152: UNIX: A History and a Memoir, systemd ~, JEDI, Jaeger, Fitbit, DKIM, Ansible Operators, Quarkus, Img, Podman, Contour, and More

I actually crossed things off my list this week. The little wins should be celebrated along with the big ones. There is something very therapeutic about erasing a line on a whiteboard or checking a box. That’s not celebration enough though. Make sure if you are doing complicated work that you take a moment to celebrate when it all comes together. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself. Read more →

134: Kubernetes Security, multicloud marvels, BGP bungle, Bill’s biggest blunder, Big Blue blows through EU, Big Red roiling JEDI requisition, and more

I spent a lot of time this week struggling with an odd problem. How do you make a multicloud platform without having to do a ton of work? I was trying to figure out why it’s so damn hard to get a multicloud platform going. People want this for various reasons but, struggle with it. Why? What was I trying to do? Host the DevOps’ish web site where it was less likely to be blocked based on a visitor’s geography. Read more →