Over the past six months, I have come to believe that talking about Signals in the context of Observability is a mistake. To properly support distributed systems, we need to change how we observe them - the "Signal Braid" is no longer enough.
This is going to sound nerdy. But the three things I love the most in IT are Caching, TLS, and, Load Speed. There's just something about a secure and responsive website that really gets me going. So, today we're going to go through configuring a website so it is the embodiment of those things.
I always forget to write good git commit messages, it's just not something I've ever been able to prioritise in my mind. Today I setup a tool that will forcibly stop me from doing that: a git message hook.
This letter was submitted to ICANN in response to their proposal to allow Verisign to significantly increase the wholesale cost of purchasing a .COM domain name.
I've been working in Operations for about 10 years now. In that time I've worked in big corporate, small business, and all sizes of Government, and I've come across a lot of tools. I thought I'd share some of the tools I use on a daily basis that are free and do their jobs excellently.
One of the last questions asked in a DevOps interview is usually "so, what does DevOps mean to you?" I think this is a smart question, because DevOps is wildly misunderstood by the greater IT community. Let's take a look at some of those cultural (mis)understandings.
I HATE on-call. That's why when I decided to start doing my own side-hustle, I wanted to make sure there were no 4 AM wake-ups unless necessary. I have designed a very simple and cheap process for monitoring websites that uses AWS services.