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
Lightstep

Lightstep

Published Oct 27, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

I’m a sucker for Schwag. I’ll admit I have a vast collection of Tees from various conferences and it’s really something I miss in the last years of quarantine - trade show halls and silly branded g...

Crossplane

Crossplane

Published Oct 20, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

Crossplane.io basically takes IaaC principals of Infrastucture as Code and marries them with Kubernetes concepts of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) and defining multi-platform objects as YAML.

Ditching Docker Desktop Part 2: VBox and AzureVM

Ditching Docker Desktop Part 2: VBox and AzureVM

Published Oct 13, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

In our last article we focused on Hyper-V (PC) and Hyperkit (Mac). These are the clearest and easiest paths for using Minikube to solve our Docker needs. However, for those without Windows 10 Pro...

Ditching Docker Desktop

Ditching Docker Desktop

Published Oct 6, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

The Docker SA has been updated recently to require businesses to pay for Docker Desktop if they have more than 250 developers which at the cheapest (Pro) is US$5/user/month (if paid annual, $7 othe...

Coralogix

Coralogix

Published Sep 29, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

I became familiar with Coralogix after I mistakenly barked at a sales guy on the phone. Admittedly, I was a bit of a jerk; he called after a slew of spam calls had hit my phone and i answered ‘wha...

Maintaining A Healthy Kubernetes Cluster with Datadog

Maintaining A Healthy Kubernetes Cluster with Datadog

Published Sep 22, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

I make no bones about being a Datadog fan. I use it personally. Recently I had some health issues with my cluster and leveraged Datadog to help debug and solve them. Since I think this is a prett...

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