Another week, another round-up. Squeezing this one in right at the last minute. CMS Wire has a nice overview of the 2016 Bitglass cloud adpotion survey. Oh sweet lord no. Simon Wardley has a great (long) post mapping how we’ve come to serverless. Favorite quote: It’s not really “serverless” but more “I don’t care what a server is”. Virtualization Info points to a new VMware white paper on performance impact of encrypted VMs. SANS.org has a
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US. My family has decided not to celebrate in the “traditional” way this year. I just couldn’t reconcile the origins of Thanksgiving with the increasing escalation of violence against the Lakota and Dakota water protectors in North Dakota. The events on Sunday solidified my feelings. MUST WATCH: Video evidence of #Nov20 violence is starting to be released by Renegade Media. A clip…. #noDAPL #WaterIsLife pic.twitter.com/BJVXa9TvMy — IndigenousEnviroNet (@IENearth) November
I like to take my dog Fred on long walks on the weekend. One of the nice things about Austin is all of the nature trails that are in the city. The days we make it out there really early are the best. I tend to zone out, especially if Fred isn’t acting super crazy. Last week one of the things I thought about was about how important it is to keep on the path
Another week, another round-up. It’s getting hard to stay caught up! I have a request this week: if your official title is DevOps engineer, I’d like to talk to you, potentially for a future blog post. Email me! Here’s what caught my eye this week: Thomas LaRock does a step-by-step of installing SQL Server on RHEL in Azure. Larry Smith shows us how to automate a Docker cluster using Ansible (congrats on the new gig!).
We have to talk about the election. One of the first and probably the most interesting conversations I had about the election was with my children. I told them that things *are* better than they were when I was a teenager in the 80s, in the deepest part of the south. I told them several specific instances of racism I observed. I told them that being afraid of a nuclear war was a real thing,
Words are important. I think it’s time we examined what we mean when we say “devs”. In my mind, there are two types of devs: A developer who creates the software for an application. A developer who creates the infrastructure that a cloud application runs on These devs perform different functions, and need different tools to complete their dev-y tasks. I’m really trying to stay away from saying things like “traditional dev” or “traditional ops”.
So, writing is hard. Ok to be more specific, writing publicly, on my own personal blog, is hard. As a product marketing manager, I write a lot. It’s one of the reasons I love my job… I love to write especially about technology. I have 4 blog posts written for work, but when it’s for work there’s a whole process my posts have to go through before they are published. And I write lots of
This was a crazy week news-wise here in the US. I was very happy to have labwork to dive into, and I’ll be even happier when I can share some of the posts I’m writing for work. 🙂 I’m also pretty impressed by everyone’s heartfelt responses to the US elections. However, lots of y’all stayed on top of the tech news, thank you! Here’s what caught my eye this week: Alistair Croll unpacks how IT
I’ve spent two days fretting about my adult children. My beautiful mixed-race children, who are angry and scared about the election results. We’re talking, I’m trying to coax them away from filling their minds with what is being passed as news. I knew yesterday my son was going to be ok when he posted this: found this while looking for a Xbox power supply in @gminks garage. Langston Hughes Let America be America again…dead on
this post is dedicated to my children Last night we all watched in disbelief, as a racist, misogynistic man who has lied about his education, failed in business, and is one of the things I made you promise not to become (a reality TV star), not to mention a man who has some pretty serious charges leveled against him, become the President of the United States. The emotional fallout for everyone close to me has