Cascades from Mt. Rainier by Kris Nova

This was a very interesting week for me. I participated in a chronic pain treatment study at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital early Tuesday morning. The experience, while odd, went incredibly well. Today is the first day I have felt noticable pain which is likely due to managing Max at my nephew’s birthday date. If you know me, you know this is an incredible feat. On Thursday, I attended a brand new Kubernetes Meetup in Downtown Detroit. It was fabulous! Mack and Uzo have some great ideas and I hope to collaborate with them on a few ideas we came…

I’ve had an absolutely amazing week!

I’ve had an absolutely amazing week! I was named a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador. My friend, Chris Bailey, and I recorded an episode of Techtown’s Discussing DevOps Details (3D) Podcast. I spoke at the Orchestructure January 2018 Meetup about Golang accelerating DevOps. Last, but certainly not least, I was named an opensource.com 2018 People’s Choice Award winner. I also booked travel for Open Source 101 in Raleigh and DevOpsDays Charlotte. I don’t know how I can top this week. But, I tend to compete with myself; I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

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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. If you work at Google, you clearly have done something right in life. I’m pretty sure Google doesn’t let just anyone in the door. It is…

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. The Verizon story about their dojo program is an enormous effort to turn an old, stuffy enterprise…

It’s great to be working again. It’s refreshing to be figuring things out, collaborating with others in real-time, and keeping my skills sharp. This week I did a lot of the typical on-boarding stuff but, also needed to refresh my Ansible and Kubernetes basics. I practiced by working on a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster. I’ll talk more about this cluster elsewhere but, it’s amazing how rusty some skills get after a month and a half of not really using them.

This week I will be in New York City for DevOpsDays NYC. I’ll be talking about testing certificate chains with…

patty melt by Dale Cruse

Is anything going on in the InfoSec arena this week? I couldn’t tell. If you have been under a rock this week I have some news for you. There are two vulnerabilities in CPU designs that essentially put everything we thought we knew about computer security on its head. Meltdown and Spectre are vulnerabilities affecting virtually all modern CPUs. I don’t think I could ever visualize a complete picture of all the vulnerable systems that are impacted. But, to put it in perspective, my first Windows PC was a used Dell something or other with a 486 DX2 66 MHz…

2017 is FINALLY over.

The end of 2017 is upon us. Whether your 2017 was amazing or terrible I wish you all the best in 2018. I have very mixed feelings about this year. I feel like DevOps and open source software as a whole had a good 2017. I think 2018 will be quite interesting for this space. There will be numerous opportunities for open source software and its methodologies to continue to penetrate deeper into industries like the automotive and banking spaces.

I don’t like to do prediction pieces typically (although I do read them). Feedback from DevOps’ish 054 led me to…

Merry Christmas, DevOps’ish Readers

I’m going to keep the monologue pretty short this week. I have some lightly scoped out ideas to share in 2018 though so don’t worry, lots more to come. It has been a rough week in the Short household and I’m mentally spent. But, there was a ton DevOps, Cloud Native, and open source of news this week. I hope you had a Happy Hanukkah or Happy Festivus and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas.

GoCD — Open Source Continuous Delivery Server
GoCD is a continuous delivery tool supporting modern infrastructure with elastic on-demand agents and cloud deployments. With…

We have been totally buried by snow this week in Michigan. The daily snow forecasts have been underestimated by inches almost everyday. Not a big deal, it’s just a lot of powdery snow early in the winter. It’ll probably be a white Christmas here in the Detroit metro area. Meanwhile, the job hunt is an odd mix of hot and cold. To be honest, I was hoping to have something pretty solid coming back from KubeCon. The fact that something hasn’t happened yet I think can be firmly attributed to the time of year. No one wants to pull the…

Dan Romlein’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Sketch Notes

Last week, there was a giveaway of Cloud Native Infrastructure by Justin Garrison and Kris Nova. There’s no need for a giveaway because you can now get Cloud Native Infrastructure FOR FREE! This week’s edition is delayed due to adventures traveling back from Kubecon (salute to those that stood up SIG-Airport). I have to say that Kubecon had some of the friendliest people I’ve met attending, sponsoring, and running it. The hallway track was where I spent the vast majority of my time (also on the phone doing interviews). Brace yourselves for all things Cloud Native and Kubernetes.

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Chris Short

Red Hat Ansible | CNCF Ambassador | DevOps | opensource.com Community Moderator | Writes devopsish.com | Partially Disabled USAF Veteran | He/Him

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