Category: Tech

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Google Container Registry: Simple tagging alternatives

A few months back I migrated my Docker container image hosting from my private GitLab instance over to Google Cloud Container Registry (GCR.io). It has an included build system that can be triggered by commits to GitHub (and other Git repo’s). It doesn’t do anything too complicated out of the gate, but it’s great for containers related to static sites.

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Now AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional!

I’m happy to report that just shy of two years after I posted that I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect! (Associates level), that I’ve now leveled up to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional level! As my AWS experience has hit the roughly 5 year mark (and my associates was expiring) it turned out to be an opportune time for an upgrade. There isn’t much I can say that...

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Kubernetes 1.6 – Taints and Tolerances for monitoring your cluster

At the office we use Datadog for monitoring our production systems, so when I spun up a test Kubernetes cluster (running Tectonic) I wanted to monitor using the same tool. Unfortunately the initial deploy of the Datadog agent didn’t work quite as well I was hoping. While I used their stock Kubernetes YAML as prescribed by the knowledgebase, it did not cover monitoring the Master nodes. Datadog support suggested I...

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CoreOS Fest 2017

Just a bit over a week ago I had the opportunity to attend CoreOS Fest 2017 at the lovely Pier 27 in San Francisco. You might remember this same structure from my cruise posts as Pier 27 serves double duty as event center and cruise ship terminal. Now that I’ve had a chance to see both sides of the building, I definitely recommend the cruise terminal portion. Not that I...

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AWS’s root contradiction

If you work in the cloud, you’ve probably got an AWS account. It’s not just any account though, it’s the magical “AWS Root Account”. With this root user account, you are imbued with the god-like power to create worlds and smite instances. Your power is only limited by the thickness of your wallet (and the built in service limits). Of course such power should be reserved for only the most...