DevOps'ish

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

136: It is done, unicorn languages, Weave Ignite, you can’t handle the CORS, and more

Q&A: IBM’s Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat. It is done. Aside from extra meetings from too many Red Hat folks, I have seen zero change. I’d like to talk more about the whole acquisition process from my point of view since it was announced, at some point. Overall, from my perspective, the process was smooth. I commend Red Hat and IBM leadership for keeping the chaos to a minimum. Here’s to next week and hopefully fewer meetings! Read more →

135: DevOps’ish Deep Cuts podcast, burnout, on-call, Cloudflare fustercluck, multicloud mess, and more

I was on PTO this week. I was working on a number of side projects and issues I’ve been trying to resolve for quite some time. This includes soft launching a podcast! Deep Cuts is a podcast that looks at the news behind the news. Things that were significant but didn’t make the newsletter for one reason or another. Prepare to embrace People, Process, and Tools in your ear holes. Read more →

126: Ransom Attacks Hit Git, Managing Many Clusters, Kubernetes Failure Stories, Ansible-based Kubernetes Operators, Deadlines are Horrible, & More

Friday afternoon (US east coast time), some oddities around git repos being taken for ransom started to pop-up. Safe to say, I’m paranoid af when it comes to the software delivery pipeline (GitHub and GitLab are both used to manage DevOps’ish). I immediately changed passwords everywhere I have code stored (and you should too if you haven’t already). GitLab chimed in on the issue to confirm it did not appear to be a total loss of data on affected repos and provided potential fixes. Read more →

122: Chefnanigans, Emotional Intelligence, Derek the DevOps Dinosaur, BPF, Envoy Convoy, Crates of k8s, OPA, and More

Chef announced this week they were giving up on letting users have binaries for free. Instead, you now can have all the source code for free but, not any of the binaries. Adam Jacob cited one company as having already adopted this model; Red Hat (my employer, see disclaimer). It’s a rather dubious claim because this Free Software Product model, developed mostly by Adam Jacob in the past sixth months, definitely does not predate Red Hat. Read more →

111: Kubernetes Security, Earn More in DevOps, Jim Whitehurst, Where to Work in Tech, and More

I spent most of the week in Raleigh, North Carolina in and around Red Hat Tower. I was in a two-day All Product Marketing Summit. My boss is so amazing though. She asked how I was holding up at one point (that’s what builds psychological safety). My response, “This is kinda close to my personal hell. Not trying to be dramatic. But, ya, I’m super uncomfortable.” Then something rather Red Hat happened. Read more →

107: KubeCon Recap, Larry Ellison, China Hacking, Kubernetes Security, and More

As mentioned last week, I was able to finish my KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 recap this week. It’s not an exhaustive list of things I did but, it covers the big ones. One point of emphasis for me was to assess the physical toil I managed along the way. It’s important to note that life doesn’t stop because you’re at a conference. Videos from the Kubernetes Contributor Summit are now available too. Read more →