DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, industry news, culture, and the ‘ish between.

DevOps’ish 239: KubeCon, tzdata, weak SSH keys revoked, Linux kernel CPU Namespace proposal, multicloud, and more

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 →

DevOps’ish 232: seccomp’s day in the Kubernetes sun, Linux at 30, burn out, Chevy Bolt bot blunder, lifelong learning, GitOps, and 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 →

DevOps’ish 226: Kubernetes non-code contributions, don’t ban politics at work, engineers waste 1 day a week on technical debt, CentOS Stream is working out, and more

If you follow me on Twitter you know I’ve had a hard time with stable internet this week. Co-workers asking about my absence, I appreciate you. Sorry, y’all, sometimes everything breaks at once. But then today I get this when working on something newsletter related. Y’all… I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. Omg... Y'all... This error message. I can't. "This is an unsupported graphic file. GIF is the only supported graphic file type. Read more →

DevOps’ish 223: Hostile AWS Free Tier, Bye bye Bezos, InfoSec competencies, Rust in Linux Kernel, Git for Computer Scientists, secrets on the CLI, and 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. Read more →

DevOps’ish 222: Industry under pressure, Holy $%^& I agree with Torvalds, US Congress begins assault on big tech, polkit vuln, ALPACA, How To Love Kubernetes and Not Wreck The Planet, and more

I want to point out a few signs that I think we’re pushing the industry too hard, too fast. Fires in AWS data centers, Fastly (the CDN) took an hour-long outage triggered by a customer finding a bug, Cloudflare had outages in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ransomware is running through companies like Grant went through Richmond (to the point the US Justice department is equating them, in some ways, to terrorist attacks). Read more →

DevOps’ish 213: Kubernetes 1.21, ArgoCD 2.0, Supreme Court saves industry, Googlers can discuss salary, Amazon made illegal firings, former Facebook recruiter sees diversity policy flaws, and more

I’ve had a rough week, please forgive me for not laboring over an intro. Event Call for Papers The GitOps Working Group is putting together a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Day 0 event! Come share your experiences, practices, and challenges with us at #GitOpsConEU2021! Call for papers open through April 16, 2021. People The woman who took on Google and won “Google signed a document saying its employees ‘have the right to discuss wage rates, bonuses, and working conditions. Read more →

DevOps’ish 207: Solarwinds, 4 hour a week Kubernetes maintainer, mischievous Mailchimp, secrets management, Digital Ocean IPO, Sysdig, BOOP, Flux, and More

DevOps’ish is in a state of spring cleaning. First, I’ve found a tool that I like more than Pocket to bookmark and save pages in Raindrop.io. All the Recommended Reads automation is now pulling from Raindrop.io. Then three Zapier rules ferry everything off to the appropriate places. I made that transition midweek. Next is the newsletter service itself. I’ve been unhappy with the current provider ever since doing the never-easy switch from Mailchimp (how forward-thinking that was) to the current provider. Read more →

DevOps’ish 196

Some people understand that the advancement of technology is marching at an ever quickening pace. We’re talking about exponential advancement every year. Five years ago, Kubernetes was brand new. Now it’s democratizing computing across clouds. Docker, the company behind some glue technology that made containers the new norm in software, has died twice now. The size and shape of infrastructure has changed so much in the past two years, it’s hard to remember ten years ago when Vagrant was brand new. Read more →

DevOps’ish 173

The impact of the coronavirus hit the tech events industry hard this week. In a shocking move on Tuesday, O’Reilly announced it has immediately ceased all in-person events. To add insult to injury, O’Reilly laid off their entire events staff during a pandemic. To make matters worse, under US law, they’ll get only a week of health insurance benefits, meager support for COBRA (super expensive health insurance), and any severance is based solely on tenure. Read more →

161: Getting you back in the groove, hello 2020, anxiety, Y2K, AWS RDS certificates, faasd, Apache Pulsar, DENT, WebAssembly, and more

Let’s begin the new year with the top ten stories from the past three issues of DevOps’ish to get you up to speed on what you might have missed while you were off lollygagging: 5 interview questions every Kubernetes job candidate should know How to actually get good at basic DevOps if i’m not already hired /r/devops RDS Pricing Has More Than Doubled (Medium) (please build your own blog in 2020) Kubernetes is booming, but consolidation is coming SSH to remote hosts though a proxy or bastion with ProxyJump 10 best sysadmin stories from the trenches The top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn Building Compassion - YouTube Operations Anti-Patterns: DevOps Solutions Top CI/CD resources to set you up for success A CSV is available with all the links sorted by total clicks if you want to get completely up to speed. Read more →