DevOps'ish

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

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 168

I spent this week in Las Vegas, working at IBM’s FastStart 2020 event. The event is for IBM sellers, partners, and technical folks to come to learn the new bits of knowledge about the products they’re selling and enabling at their clients’ sites. I went in my usual technical capacity and learned very quickly IBM and Red Hat speak two different languages. This is expected but, I wanted to look a little further into the why behind that. Read more →

Stacked rocks symbolizing patience

071: Susan Fowler, Open Offices, Tech Debt, Cloud Native Serverless, Kubernetes, and More

I am trying to figure out how best to describe my week. Maybe “frustrating”? There isn’t a much better word than that. When you have working code in one environment but not another because of backwardly applied security tooling, frustrated is all you can be. This isn’t some purposeful, subtle change to the environment. This is 1990s tech masquerading as security kabuki. And this code wasn’t rocket science, it was a unit test framework. Read more →