Chris Short

Open Source Diplomat | Kubernetes Contributor | Developer Advocate | r/devopsish | Disabled Veteran | Detroit | AWS Open Source Strategy & Marketing | He/Him/His | Views solely mine

Happy 10th Birthday, Kubernetes | Photo from Kubernetes Contributor Summit San Diego 2019

Kubernetes Likely Saved My Life

Kubernetes and I share something: We were born on June 6th (I didn’t pick the date; I probably would’ve though to take more attention away from me). I’ve contributed to Kubernetes for 70% of its life. Today, Kubernetes turns 10. There are many things I could write about to commemorate this day. It has improved my life (like every other open source project I have worked on) by giving me desirable skills in an emerging space....

June 6, 2024 · 15 min · Chris Short
The tweet where I announced my intention to dedicate 25% of household compute to cancer research through Folding@Home

Folding for Lucy

If you’ve known me for a while or followed me on social media long enough, you know I have a niece. She died of an aggressive cancer at four and a half months old in April 2022. Finding out your only niece has cancer is terrible. Lucy’s passing was profoundly saddening. No parent expects their newborn to have cancer. It was nature at its absolute cruelest. Nevertheless, Lucy gave science an enormous boost....

May 15, 2024 · 4 min · Chris Short
The Nintendo Switch lineup

The Weary Parents Guide to Buying a Nintendo Switch

Note: This post is one of those things that I started writing up for a family member, then realized very quickly I should share this with the broader world. If you feel like something is missing, please feel free to suggest it. Also, I may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.* Someone in your life wants a Nintendo Switch, and you don’t know what to do....

December 13, 2023 · 8 min · Chris Short
MacBook Air 15 inch with 1Password logo superimposed

The most annoying 1Password error after Mac Migration

New MacBook Air 15-inch I recently decided to buy one of the new 15" MacBook Air M2 models announced at WWDC this year. Nothing was wrong with my M1 MacBook Air aside from the fact that I’ve always wanted a bigger screen and more RAM. The 15-inch MacBook Air delivers on both fronts with its larger screen. But, only being able to put 24 GB of RAM in the MacBook Air 15-inch shows Apple is scared of a solid Air model cannibalizing the MacBook Pro line....

June 17, 2023 · 4 min · Chris Short
A mint leaf and a burnt match

Life after DevOps'ish

Update (2023-06-23) I’ve created a page on the DevOps’ish site so that you’ll always have the latest access to what I’m sharing out to social media. The DevOps’ish Firehose is available for your regular consumption (Bonus: there’s an RSS feed) In the last issue of DevOps’ish, I stated, “I’m under explicit doctor’s orders to cut stressors out and do things that bring me more joy… I need to stop doing so much....

February 20, 2023 · 10 min · Chris Short