Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster

For many months, I have wanted a Kubernetes cluster of my very own. One that I can tinker with, break, rebuild, and deploy services to. In the fall of 2017, I decided to stand up a three node cluster in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). It was nice and shiny and Googly but it wasn’t cheap. Totaling almost $40/month to run I was envious of my friends who have virtually unlimited access to cloud compute. [Read More]

Docker, Inc is Dead

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article are solely mine. They do not reflect the opinion of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (I’m a CNCF Ambassador), nor Red Hat, nor that of any group I am affiliated with, sponsored by, or employed by. Please read my Disclaimer before breaking out the tar and feathers. To say that Docker had a very rough 2017 is an understatement. Aside from Uber, I can’t think of a more utilized, hyped, and well funded Silicon Valley startup (still in operation) fumbling as bad as Docker did in 2017. [Read More]

The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change

The open organization community at Opensource.com (of which I’m a member) is pleased to announce the immediate release of its newest book, The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change. DevOps'ish is on hiatus and is not taking new subscribers at this time. Stay tuned to Chris Short's web site for details on future projects and when DevOps'ish will relaunch. Thank you to all subscribers for your years of support. As IT teams around the world rise to these new challenges, they’re realizing that radical change isn’t a matter of tools alone. [Read More]

Recent Accomplishments

I feel like I should say I don’t like to toot my own horn. But, if I don’t toot it who will? December and January were very busy months for me and February is definitely going to be busy. You should always be working outside your personal and professional comfort zones. DevOps'ish is on hiatus and is not taking new subscribers at this time. Stay tuned to Chris Short's web site for details on future projects and when DevOps'ish will relaunch. [Read More]

IE Unsecure for Over 9 Months in 2006, Firefox, Nine Days

Most of us probably knew this already but Internet Explorer (IE) is one of the most unsecured browsers on the planet. Last year alone, it was unsecure for 284 according to a Washington Post article by Brian Krebs. DevOps'ish is on hiatus and is not taking new subscribers at this time. Stay tuned to Chris Short's web site for details on future projects and when DevOps'ish will relaunch. Thank you to all subscribers for your years of support. [Read More]

Linux Directory Structure

For more information about the Linux directory structure see the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) which is part of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) which is a workgroup of the Free Standards Group. DevOps'ish is on hiatus and is not taking new subscribers at this time. Stay tuned to Chris Short's web site for details on future projects and when DevOps'ish will relaunch. Thank you to all subscribers for your years of support. [Read More]

Microsoft Opens Up Kinda

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it would share Microsoft Office 2003 source code as part of the Microsoft Government Security Program. The program is designed to make governments feel more comfortable about Microsoft’s security practices. The source code for Office 2003 is going to be shared with the governments of more than 30 countries. DevOps'ish is on hiatus and is not taking new subscribers at this time. Stay tuned to Chris Short's web site for details on future projects and when DevOps'ish will relaunch. [Read More]

Moving to Linux - Linux Hopes Dashed

This will be the final article in the “Moving to Linux” series. The Moving to Linux plan had been going along as it should. My Western Digital 200 GB hard drive arrived and I was ready and waiting with a freshly burned copy of Red Hat 9. All the research I had previously done indicated that there shouldn’t be any major issues because of all the key components in my computer being compatible with Linux. [Read More]