The Demise of Google Fiber and Internet Under Dirt

If you have not heard the news, Google Fiber is no longer expanding its installation in the 10 markets they service and the head of Google Access (the Google Fiber overlord company), Craig Barratt, is stepping down. Also in the news, was a little-publicized statement from AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, where he said, “I will be sorely disappointed if we are not going head-to-head” with cable companies by 2021....

October 30, 2016 · 3 min · Chris Short
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What The Military Taught Me About DevOps

I was invited to speak at DevOpsDays Detroit 2016. I had a fantastic time speaking with the crowd in Detroit. This talk was my first foray into the talk world. I went long and could probably optimize the content of the slides (less words). However, I was very happy with the positive feedback and was blown away by how great the DevOpsDays volunteers and organizers. Slides

October 13, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

Ansible Galaxy is Open

A quick note from AnsibleFest Brooklyn 2016. Ansible Galaxy is now open source and available at GitHub.com/ansible/galaxy. Congratulations to the Ansible team and Red Hat for open sourcing an important piece of the Ansible stack!

October 11, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

Notes on PagerDuty

I have recently been added on to a PagerDuty rotation. I am sure numerous on-call people have a lot of different strategies to managing their rotations. However, there were two pieces of information I immediately wanted from PagerDuty: Can I add my on-call rotation to my Google Calendar or Mac Calendar app? What number is going to call me in the middle of the night to wake me up?...

October 5, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

User Management with Ansible

The contents of this article originally appeared on DZone A few weeks ago, one of my DevOps counterparts was working on building out a new environment for one of our applications. This deployment included a new Puppet server (we are in an orchestration/configuration management state of flux) and my teammate was having some issues provisioning users (I did not ask why nor did I really care). My teammate asked if I could help with some Ansible knowledge....

September 27, 2016 · 3 min · Chris Short