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Swamp, Sunshine

That image was taken in the Honey Island Swamp during a Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour in Louisiana last week. According to the captain, it's the tree used as the model for the Wishing Tree in Disney's Princess and the Frog. I usually try and post twice a week, but our family vacation slowed me down a bit so I just got the one out on KubeDNS.
Observability: Epsagon

Observability: Epsagon

Published Dec 1, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Epsagonwas one of the KubeCon sponsors this year that caught my eye.  They have a tracing suite with a free tier that seemed interesting.  One can track a thousand traces a month in the free tier w...

AliCloud: Container Registry

AliCloud: Container Registry

Published Nov 23, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

I created an AliCloud account a long time back to test their initial K8s offering but never figured out the UI.  I went back to see what they had to offer by way of container registries.  From what...

Container Registries: IBM Cloud

Container Registries: IBM Cloud

Published Nov 22, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

I have yet to try IBM Cloud and decided with Docker’s latest rate limiting on free accounts, it might be worth looking into alternate stores for containers.  IBM Cloud has a small number of free ti...

Kubernetes onPrem: Getting Started

Kubernetes onPrem: Getting Started

Published Nov 17, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

It started as getting a wonderful old retired MacBook Pro from my brother.  I thought “Why not make a real x86 k8s cluster?”.  Using K3s is easy so let’s get started.  For the PVC we will use a Syn...

Azure DevOps: VM Deployment Environments

Azure DevOps: VM Deployment Environments

Published Nov 5, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

A topic that has come up a few times lately, in regards to YAML pipelines in Azure DevOps, is how to use Environments for non-containerized workloads.  Most of to whom I speak are pretty comfortabl...

Chef Habitat: Getting started

Chef Habitat: Getting started

Published Oct 29, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Recently, a colleague asked me about Hashi Waypoint and how it related to Chef Habitat.  While familiar with Chef’s other products, I wasn’t with “Habitat”.  What exactly is Chef Habitat and how do...

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