Upstream vs Downstream

Upstream vs Downstream
I was working on things for work (as one does) when it dawned on me. Very few folks understand the difference between upstream and downstream as it relates to open source software. I used Red Hat projects as a pointer. Here is the output of that effort (which was scratching the surface). Upstream vs. Downstream Upstream vs. Downstream is confusing at times. But, for the bigger Red Hat projects this holds true: [Read More]

The Secret to Kubernetes Secrets

The Secret to Kubernetes Secrets
I made an innocent comment on Twitter last week that led to WAY more feedback than I was expecting. The Kubernetes community showed me there are a lot of options when creating Kubernetes Secrets. I made the statement: Every single time I have to create a secret, I have to read the docs. I should have this figured out by now.” Years ago, a colleague asked Albert Einstein if he knew his phone number. [Read More]

Verify @ashleymcnamara

Verify @ashleymcnamara
认证 @ashleymcnamara is a form of peaceful protest to have Ashley McNamara verified on Twitter. Please consider doing something similar with your own Twitter profile. The how and the why follows. The Blue Check Twitter’s verified account program is rife with poor choices and questionable decisions. From verifying Nazis and folks that build brands on hate to not verifying respected people, verification is a problem for Twitter. Make no mistake, I know this is not an easy problem. [Read More]

c14s for Short

I had a random thought pop into my head during a conversation one night so I tweeted it, “Christophernetes” Christophernetes — Chris Short (@ChrisShort) January 5, 2019 Then Brandon Dimcheff chimed in with a very appropriate shortening, “c14s” c14s? — Brandon Dimcheff (@bdimcheff) January 5, 2019 Then Andy Randall chime in with what is now my display name on Twitter, “c14s for Short” You mean “C14s for Short”? [Read More]

I'm a Red Hat Certified Specialist: Ansible Automation

I'm a Red Hat Certified Specialist: Ansible Automation
The last week of November 2018, I made a trip to the Red Hat office in Westford, MA. I was enrolled in Automation with Ansible I (DO407) with exam (EX407) class. One of my co-workers scoffed when I told him I was going. He didn’t seem to quite understand why I wanted a certification I don’t need (I do work for Ansible now after all). I hope to address that and why Product and Marketing people should get certified (not only Ops). [Read More]

2018 Learnings, 2019 Expectations

2018 Learnings, 2019 Expectations
A former co-worker and now friend used to have a tagline, “Everyday is a school day.” I remind myself of this fact nearly every time I learn something new. Overall, 2018 was great for me professionally. I’d like to share some things I picked up on this most recent journey around the sun we call 2018. I’ll make some predictions about 2019 in the process too. Sign up for DevOps'ish! [Read More]

My KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 Recap

My KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 Recap
I went to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle, Washington this week. My trip was cut short due to a work meeting in Raleigh, NC. But, I definitely pushed myself to my limits in Seattle. Make no mistake, had I been staying the entire week as planned I would not have done the time on site the way I did. I wore quite a few hats on this trip: [Read More]

'Tis the Season of Family Tech Support

'Tis the Season of Family Tech Support
It’s the most wonderful time of year! When everyone gets together with family or friends they haven’t seen in who knows how long. Of course, the topic of Trump, social media, and burnt gravy stories will come up. But, my personal favorite topic is, “I have this issue with PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY XYZ. Please help me!” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Luckily, despite having not worked on anything other than Mac and Linux the past seven years, I don’t get too many wild questions from family. [Read More]