DevOps'ish

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

092: Kubernetes, Musk, Dorsey, Go, Blame, Serverless, and More

Elon Musk is a weird dude. Amidst the SEC probing into his tweet about taking Tesla private, ol’ Elon decides to smoke a blunt on a podcast with Joe Rogan (the memes are amazing by the way). Not the smartest move. The only thing dumber that happened this week was Alex Jones at the US Capitol accosting Jack Dorsey. Did you know Dorsey fasts every day? Alex Jones is so dumb, he pisses off hangry people. Read more →

087: Psychological Safety, Kubernetes, Ansible, Serverless, AWS, OpenFaaS, and More!

Psychological safety is something I have often talked about but have found difficult to find in my own work. There’s a lot of reasons for this. In a previous life, I couldn’t talk about my day to day work and life. As I have gotten further away from that time, It has gotten easier to adjust to being more transparent. With a permanent nerve injury, constant pain, and dealing with the VA it’s often a lot for an employer to consume in one fell swoop. Read more →

Penguins on the March

081: Diversity, Silicon Valley v. US, Ansible, Kubernetes, Meetings, DevSecOps, Serverless, and More

I had a very quiet week (which explains the enormity of this week’s newsletter). To give you an idea what the highlight of my week was, on Friday, I wiped two laptops, went to FedEx, and shipped them back to their owners. I’m spending the weekend between jobs resting and resetting. I will be in Raleigh the first part of the week and will finish the week at home, working for a new employer. Read more →

Seeing the light

063: Kubernetes Tips & Tricks, Leadership, Serverless, dtrace for Linux, Azure for Go, and More!

I listened to a very impactful podcast on Wednesday while walking my best buddy beast (happy birthday, Sunny). On the podcast, the speaker asked the audience five questions. One of those questions was, “When was the last time you changed your mind?” This question struck me. When was the last time I changed my mind? What motivated me to make that change? Would I be able to help others make a similar change should they ask for assistance? Read more →

Pow! Right in the Kisser!

060: WTF Google, SRE in a Serverless World, DevOps Requires Rethinking Norms, Kubernetes…

There are terrible people in this world. I’ve known that for a very, very long time. There are those that twist religion to benefit themselves, double-crossers, and people who will have their co-workers swatted just for existing. But, you cannot add yourself to that list in the process of “being American.” You are the epitome of a loser if you target people because of their race, gender identity, political leanings, sexual orientation, or disability. Read more →

Times Square, New York City

059: DODNYC, Hawaii Missile UI, Intel, Kubernetes, and More

I attended and spoke at DevOpsDays NYC 2018 this week. The conference was very well organized. It was a truly unique experience held at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square. There were some absolutely amazing talks. The talks were all great. The one thing I enjoyed the most was meeting people and seeing where they were along their journey. There are a lot of folks, some in really big companies, trying to change their cultures and improve their environments in dramatic ways. Read more →