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
Dockerizing Tests

Dockerizing Tests

Published Apr 5, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

In a little over a month, I’ll be presenting at OSN on “Ditching your CICD” in favour of GitOps. The first piece of that puzzle is to see how we do not need a Continuous Integration system to invo...

Cloud Run

Cloud Run

Published Mar 29, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Google Cloud’s Cloud Run is a fully managed container-based function environment introduced around three years ago. It allows developers to build containerized applications with cloud build then s...

Waypoint: Part Deux

Waypoint: Part Deux

Published Mar 22, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

The last time we looked at Hashi Waypoint it had just been released. While interesting, it was somewhat strange to see a new CI/CD tool come to the game, especially since Hashi tends to put out sy...

Uptime Kuma

Uptime Kuma

Published Mar 16, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Uptime Kuma is a very small yet full featured open source tool one can use to monitor and notify just about anything. It covers much of the same ground that Nagios or Site24x7 might cover. I foun...

Mitigating SPOF: Migrating and Replicating Container Images

Mitigating SPOF: Migrating and Replicating Container Images

Published Mar 8, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Recently my cluster took another nose dive. This really panicked me as I cannot blog (easily) without it - my private Github runners are hosted in my cluster and moreover the container registry (h...

Kubecost

Kubecost

Published Mar 1, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Kubecost started as an OSS tool in 2019 as a way to give developers insights into their Kubernetes spend. In a Techcrunch interview, Webb Brown, one of the co-founders, noted “There has been a prob...

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