KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 in Downtown Los Angeles was fantastic. I got to see friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and some people I met for the first time. “I didn’t realize you were so tall” was a common statement from people I was meeting for the first time. It was very cool to meet folks in the community and Red Hat for the first time.
Read more →People Microsoft gives up predicting when its US offices will fully reopen
And every other company should too. We just don’t know when they’ll reopen and constantly re-picking dates just to change them later seems silly.
A Non-Tech Explanation of Containers and Kubernetes
Through this simple analogy by 451 Research, get a better understanding of virtualization, containers, and Kubernetes. Learn the differences between these big topics and the role of each in a multicloud future.
Read more →I spent most of the week in a deteriorated state. Getting over the 12 injections last Friday took much longer than expected. It still amazes me how much work I can do with a disability, medications that slow me down, and a lack of sleep (Max started Kindergarten this week).
In a way, this is a lot like our systems, overtaxed by the increasing number of people using them. Ready to both be upgraded by an admin and taken down by a deluge of traffic at the same time (or worse, the opposite).
Read more →A trying week capped off by trigger point injections. Long story short, I’ve been trying to get a family out of Afghanistan for the past two weeks to no avail. I won’t bore you with info or divulge identifying details. But, the possibility for their safe passage to the US has pretty much gone to 0. It’s hard telling a 16-year-old kid that you’ve exhausted all your resources. You can only offer tidbits of info.
Read more →My military service and tech worlds collided this week. I can’t say much about it yet but, I’ve been insanely busy with an array of things I never thought I’d need to do. More to come later. Join the DevOps’ish subreddit and talk about how bad the intro was. Our how dope the notes page is for this issue.
People Cloud Tech Tuesdays: Kubernetes 1.22
Josh Berkus, Amy Marrich, and I sat down for a livestream with Savitha Raghunathan, James Laverack, Jesse Butler, and Guinevere Saenger to discuss all things Kubernetes and the Kubernetes 1.
Read more →Another week another bout of bad weather. Systems here in our home have gotten a bit more robust since our multi-day total blackout. I took a meeting this week in a house with no power. The meeting was short, but it demonstrated that if everything goes to hell in a handbasket, my systems are redundant enough to enable me to pass whatever batons when needed. But, lately, it’s felt like a lot.
Read more →Kubernetes 1.22 shipped this week. I suggest you, at a minimum, read the release blog post or take a gander at the CHANGELOG and definitely read the No, really, you MUST read this before you upgrade. Some of the bigger changes:
Audit log files are created with mode 0600 (owner read-only) Rootless mode containers moving to alpha: In my opinion, if you use Podman, you’re used to this. If you’re not, you should be using rootless containers intentionally for security reasons (more on that later).
Read more →At 8:13 PM last Saturday, the family and I were gathered in our basement, evading a tornado warning that came through the area. The storm spawned three tornadoes. Luckily, we weren’t hit directly. But we lost power, internet, and cell service. After getting the all-clear and assessing the situation, it was clear that we would be without power for quite a few hours. Making a newsletter last week wasn’t happening.
Read more →I was struck with a very mild case of heat exhaustion a couple of weeks ago after standing over a hot grill hosting our family’s 4th of July party. So when the article “How hot is too hot for the human body?” came across my desk this week, I was uniquely interested in it. I’ve run several miles in the Middle East, the high plains of Colorado, Florida, the jungles of Honduras, and many points in between.
Read more →In vacation mode this week. News reading played second fiddle to having fun.
People AWS pricing problems could deter new cloud engineers
I was quoted in this piece. I take the same opinion that the AWS Free Tier is indeed user hostile. Not because it’s limited in weird ways but, because new users could be billed thousands and before they know it, it’s too late.
Take a deep dive into observability at o11ycon+hnycon, a two-day virtual conference on the future of shipping software.
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