For a variety of reasons people in the US don’t like talking about mental health. There’s a fear that there will be negative reactions and impact from talking about it. …


Recently I had the opportunity to install Kubecost on several of the AWS clusters I manage. The tldr is that it was a very helpful and useful system. But to be honest, my initial thoughts were leaning towards the negative until I got it all setup. IMO, like a lot of start-up products, the documentation isn’t the greatest. I felt kind of overwhelmed by what needed to be done and the names of the project vs the docs vs the Github repo didn’t exactly match up (kubecost vs cost-model vs cost-analyzer).

BUT, and this is pretty huge, the Kubecost team was great to work with. They got on a video call, walked us through what I was doing wrong, and helped bridge the gap around what I didn’t understand. And they have a Slack channel to help as well. Once I understood how the components worked together I was good to go. I sent them my feedback about the documentation and hopefully that’ll help the next person who comes along. …


A bank vault door opening
A bank vault door opening

Two of my favorite pieces of technology have a marriage made in heaven with the vault-secrets-operator from @rico_berger. It allows, in a GitOps manner, the syncing of Vault secrets into Kubernetes secrets. While syncing between one secrets store and another sounds like a waste of bits it can make a lot of sense in some situations. …

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Lead SRE @Adobe , #kubernetes fan & gamer (board & video). he/him. Remember, reality is all in your head…

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