Hi all, below is a small engineering puzzle that I had to solve recently. The essential components: a Linux Laptop (in my case, running the excellent ClearLinux distribution) aws-iam-authenticator Outline client (A shadowSocks client) The setup was the following. A Kubernetes cluster, a bastion host using Outline as the means to connect and access the… Continue reading Adventures with Linux Outline Client and aws-iam-authenticator
So as 2018 comes to a close soon, one fact can be pointed out: Kubernetes is the winner of the container orchestration frameworks “war”, short lived as it was. The popularity of the project is growing steadily and it is being adopted in a variety of businesses, from the small, but technologically adept startup, to… Continue reading Book Review: Managing Kubernetes
Hope you enjoyed Commodity, and Cyberpunk as a Commodity before that, plus a number of personal blogs that thankfully are now presumed lost. Welcome back!
Welcome back for another book review. This time, I am going to review a book that I have bought when it came out, in late 2013. I have always wanted to do a review of this one but it seems I had two options: Write a short review that probably does not do the book… Continue reading Book Review: Systems Performance: Enterprise and the cloud
“Kept you waiting, huh?” – to start the post with a pop culture reference. Yesterday, I was privileged enough to attend Distributed Matters Berlin 2015. The focus of the conference is, you guessed it, distributed systems, often within a NoSQL context. It was hosted at the awesome KulturBrauerei, a refurbished brewery. The format of the… Continue reading Conference review: Distributed Matters Berlin 2015
Hello everyone and welcome back for another book review at woktime. Today’s edition is a short review of a short book called “DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices”. Without further ado, below is the Table Of Contents Troubleshooting best practices Why is the server so slow? Running out of CPU, RAM and Disk I/O Why… Continue reading Book Review: DevOps Troubleshooting
So for my series of System Engineering books, I will proceed with a short review of PostgreSQL Replication by Packt. The reason this book came to be a part of my collection is that while there is a lot of information regarding PostgreSQL replication out there, a lot of it is out of date, given… Continue reading Book Review: PostgreSQL Replication
For my kickoff of systems engineering book reviews I have chosen this book. While not being technical in the strict sense of the term (if you are looking for code snippets or ready-to-use architecture ideas, look elsewhere), this collection of 17 essays provides a birds-eye view of the relatively new principle of Web Operations. As… Continue reading Book Review: Web Operations: Keeping the Data on Time
For the past few months I have been silent, with the last entry being a re-blog from xorl’s (defunct?) blog. That is quite a long time for a writer’s block, eh? Well, here is some insight: professionally I have somewhat moved away from security to towards a systems engineering paradigm. While security still plays an… Continue reading Coming up on Commodity
Slide deck for an internal presentation I gave on Sensu a few months ago.