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
Distributed Artifactory and Kubernetes

Distributed Artifactory and Kubernetes

Published Dec 3, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

I sat in a meeting recently discussing the merits of an artifact deployment strategy.  One of the leads of the team on the phone wasn’t sure if this strategy would actually work and asked “why don’...

LKE: A solid k8s offering from Linode

LKE: A solid k8s offering from Linode

Published Nov 26, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Linode announced LKE this year, and while still in private beta, it’s looking quite good for a release any day now (they are actively updatingas I write).  Just this past week I was invited to try ...

Getting Started: Skaffold, a k8s build framework

Getting Started: Skaffold, a k8s build framework

Published Nov 13, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Skaffold is a recent project from Google recently covered in an article by CBR).  It is meant to be a simple pipeline tool for building container images.  It dates back to January 3 2018 by Matt Ri...

Lenovo Flex 6 14

Lenovo Flex 6 14" 2-in-1 : A Developers Review

Published Oct 28, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

I got permission. It was so much as a need as a want - to get a personal laptop again as my last, an i3 based chromebook had moved on to my eldest and I like having a laptop that isn’t from my empl...

Ubuntu Multipass: Part Deux (k3s and PVC)

Ubuntu Multipass: Part Deux (k3s and PVC)

Published Oct 22, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

K3s on Multipass is pretty nice, but we have to add storage to make it useful.  Let’s add StorageOS to provide a Persistant Volume system.

Ubuntu Multipass - Better than Docker?

Ubuntu Multipass - Better than Docker?

Published Oct 6, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Multipass is billed as a “mini-cloud” for Mac and Windows machines. . It’s ubuntu’s play at a small virtual machine environment akin to Docker.  How well does it perform and can we run Rancher’s k3...

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