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
Containerized COBOL, Pascal and a Perl based BBS

Containerized COBOL, Pascal and a Perl based BBS

Published Aug 24, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Following last week’s post, the very first question I was asked was “What about COBOL”?  

Containerized FORTRAN in Kubernetes

Containerized FORTRAN in Kubernetes

Published Aug 19, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

While there are guides to creating FORTRAN containers to solve local builds, I felt it would be a great logical followup to try and make a containerized microservice using FORTRAN.  More importantl...

Getting Started with Packer and AzDO

Getting Started with Packer and AzDO

Published Aug 12, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Lately I’ve been in many conversations about how to use Packer, especially how to use Packer with Azure Pipelines and Cloud endpoints.  There are some good Getting Started trainings with Packer and...

Kubernetes, SSL and Cert-Manager

Kubernetes, SSL and Cert-Manager

Published Aug 3, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Recently the topic came up about how to procure valid SSL certificates for a colleague’s project.  I knew I had used an earlier version of cert-manager ina post about self host container registries...

K8s and Krew : RBAC utilities

K8s and Krew : RBAC utilities

Published Jul 29, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

While I cannot recall how I came across krew, it’s been in the back of my mind to check it out.  I was aware that it contained a solid library of plugins especially around role base access controls...

Notifications: Email with Logic Apps

Notifications: Email with Logic Apps

Published Jul 16, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Love them or hate them, email notifications are a topic nearly every project needs to solve. Having to trigger them from Azure has come up multiple times in the last week which prompted me to ask, ...

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