The other day I asked a friend for their blog URL and they did not have a blog. I was shocked. I thought every intellectual has a blog (or some other outlet) nowadays, but I was wrong. Because having a blog is such an obvious thing.
In my generation and upbringing in a culture, where end-stage capitalism grass roots propaganda promised you great fortunes if you were only to apply yourself, few things were taken as granted as the ten thousand hours rule: To achieve excellency, you need to spend ten thousand hours with deliberate practice …more
I am somewhat fond of the concept of mantras, which are just short sentences you say to yourself, in order to behave in a way that seems to work better than what you normally would do.
One such mantra is "sooner is better than later" and helps to avoid procrastinating …more
A common lie managers tell, both to us lowlifes in the workforce but also to themselves, is that their higher earnings are justified due to all the responsibility they are carrying.
Of course this can not be true, because in pretty much no company beyond a given size, managers actually …more
One of the main reasons micromanagers and decision delayers claim for wanting people come to offices, is the so called creative exchange. Brainstorming and putting funny colored pieces of paper with ideas on cardboards is not only a favorite exercise of middle school teachers trying to have an easy day …more
Maybe not best practices. But some practices. Some mentions of the worst practices.
This is a small collection of things that worked for me, my colleagues and most people I talked to, as well as some things that do not work, at least not beyond a single-dev-play-around-installation or your typical …more
When it comes to increasing fitness for everyday tasks, the first things that come to mind are usually classical endurance activities, like low intensity steady state (LISS) cardio or sometimes even high intensity training (HIIT). A dreaded proposition for any lifter that is looking to improve fitness for every day …more
When setting up a HA control plane with
kubeadmone would expect that the
controlPlaneEndpointis being used in all places. However, this is not true (I suspect at one point it will be fixed, but I have not tracked down the corresponding change in the code).
Thanks to my …more
Problem: Conferences are often a waste of time and you do not want to be the dude that only asks questions to ask questions. A big problem here is the misconception that conferences are to bring people together and make them network, but this is not true.
The purpose of …more
Apparently books are something people are interested in and usually when you go online and search for recommendations, you always get the same shit. So here is a list of books remarkable enough for me to make a recommendation against them, for them or how to use them.
I will …more
This is the fourth and final part of this little series of introducing kubernetes to system operators. In the first post I gave an overview about the general structure of a kubernetes cluster. The second post deals with managing ingress networking, as exposing services to the outside world is something …more
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