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DevOps’ish 206: Kubernetes README, ‘I will slaughter you’, Corey Quinn in NYT, 200 Million Certificates in 24 Hours, GitOps with Flux2, K8s on ISS, and more

Sometimes you don’t know what the world needs until someone tells you. On Monday this week, a friend asked if I had any additional books to point them to for Kubernetes help. I have a mile-long list in my head. I said, yeah, let me punch that up for you real quick. But, instead of creating a locked down doc or dust bin email, I built a website. Behold, Kubernetes README. Read more →

DevOps’ish 202: AWS/Elastic drama, prioritize disability issues, ADT Peeping Tom, Software Is Your Competitive Advantage, Traefik to Caddy, No-Cost RHEL, serverless with Podman and more

Unpopular opinion alert (and Disclaimer)… Call me old fashioned, but I thought two of the top tenets of open source were candor and goodwill. I thought it was good practice to contribute to a project before baking it into a product. This was often the case for open source friendly vendors. But, it feels like AWS came along and never got that memo. I feel like AWS has done a lot more taking and productizing (aka making AWS a trillion-dollar, with a T, business) than contributing back to open source. Read more →

DevOps’ish 200: Solarwinds plot thickens, Women hit hard in jobless report, Red Hat acquires StackRox, Slack outage, Podman and Docker Compose, WebAssembly training, greatsuspender compromise, and more

The first full work week of the year has already been filled with news. But, Monday saw a Slack outage, Wednesday saw an insurrection in the US, and there is a new twist in the Solarwinds supply chain compromise. We’ll discuss two of these topics and more. Note: I’m looking for an intern this summer to help with OpenShift.tv (live streaming). If you know anyone that may be interested, please ask them to apply. Read more →

DevOps’ish 197

This being a holiday break my intros will probably be a little bit shorter than normal. “More punchy” as my first boss at Red Hat would say. Let’s start with the thing with an ever-increasing blast radius: Solarwinds. Solarwinds Supply Chain Compromise For the record, Reuters has been all over this coverage wise. I can’t do them justice. This story has been evolving so rapidly that by the time I hit send, my coverage will be incomplete. Read more →

DevOps’ish 195

A few themes to this week’s news are worth discussing here in the newsletter’s introduction to give folks a clearer picture of each topic. We’ll tackle them in the same People, Process, and Tools format DevOps’ish uses (which are the three core components of DevOps, in order of importance). Surprisingly, I have to explain the Tools section of the news the most because it involves one of the world’s most toxic companies, Docker. Read more →

DevOps’ish 194

There is usually a lot of hype surrounding Apple announcements. The recent report of Apple starting to build Macs with their own ARM-based silicon is no exception. But, there’s some meat to this hype; let me explain. It wasn’t long ago that my iPhone 8 Plus with its A11 Bionic chip could leave my MacBook Air I was using as a daily driver in the dust. The ARM-based phone you’re carrying around (Apple or otherwise) probably has more computing power than the entire Apollo space program. 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 192

This week has been quite a blur. Working backward (literally and figuratively), we’re re-entering lockdown as a household again. A visit with my pain management doctor on Thursday in which he told me the hospital we both live near has seen COVID-19 admissions double this week pushed things very front of mind. A statement from our state’s governor on Thursday put things into motion towards lockdown (which she can no longer mandate thanks to our state legislature passing a law preventing her from doing so; nuts, I know). Read more →

DevOps’ish 189

I was incredibly busy this week. I spoke at the October 2020 CNCF Eastern Canadian Meetup. I turned the introduction to last week’s newsletter into its own blog post, Fear and Loathing in YAML, and it made the front page of the orange site (you read it here first). And then, of course, all the live streaming for Red Hat. Speaking of live streaming. When we look back at 2020, it seems like live streaming will be the thing the COVID-19 brought into our daily lives. Read more →

DevOps’ish 187

Normally, I don’t like to highlight military uses of Kubernetes (people have feelings about that; I do too, for that matter). But, this week, something rather significant happened out in Utah: U-2 Federal Lab achieves flight with Kubernetes. “The U-2 Federal Laboratory successfully leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Sept. 22. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in the Department of Defense. Read more →