Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
Podman Desktop

Podman Desktop

Published Nov 15, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Podman has been out for a while, but just recently they put out a Desktop front-end with Podman Desktop. It’s Open Source and has pre-built binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Cypress Testing - Getting started

Cypress Testing - Getting started

Published Nov 9, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Cypress.io is a browser based test automation startup based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2015 by Brian Mann and Randall Kent, they saw a gap in front-end test automation tools and built their own Ja...

Smart plugs and Datadog - Triggering physical alerts with Py Kasa

Smart plugs and Datadog - Triggering physical alerts with Py Kasa

Published Nov 4, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Having to replace some cheap smart plugs that all failed, I figured it might be worth getting some that we could program.

Harbor CR with HA/DR

Harbor CR with HA/DR

Published Oct 31, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Harbor has been my preferred on-prem Container Registry but time and time again, it crashes on the database.

K3S Rebuilds and Automation

K3S Rebuilds and Automation

Published Oct 25, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

I did something dumb. I bumped a power cord. As I left for a camping trip, I must have inadvertently bumped the magsafe connector on the Macbook Air that serves as the primary node on the cluster....

HCP Packer

HCP Packer

Published Oct 19, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

At Hashiconf 2022 they announced a new HCP (Hashi Cloud Platform) product ; HCP Packer. While the bulk of announcements and presentations revolved around Terraform and Vault, their largest product...

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