#random (2020-08)

Non-work banter and water cooler conversation

A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels. Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/random/

2020-08-31

2020-08-27

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Pierre Humberdroz
Joe Niland avatar
Joe Niland
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Open source is changing the world – one pull request at a time.

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Matt Gowie

@Joe Niland Sweet! Heard of this before, but never actually read into it. It’d be cool to #hacktoberfest some Cloud Posse module issues…

@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) interested in your thoughts or if you’ve participated in this previously.

Hacktoberfest presented by DigitalOcean attachment image

Open source is changing the world – one pull request at a time.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Sounds interesting - hadn’t seen it before

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Sounds like something we could participate in but coordination and reviews would be a burden

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Joe Niland

I participated the last couple of years. From that POV it was cool when I wanted to build up my open source contributions.

Joe Niland avatar
Joe Niland

From the maintainer POV, it’s a good way to get more contributors. Having said that, that doesn’t seem to be an issue currently

Joe Niland avatar
Joe Niland

If there are a few issues that need love, could be good to tag them and see what happens. I think we can manage reviews between us.

2020-08-24

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
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Joe Niland avatar
Joe Niland

flashbacks

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A rite of passage

2020-08-21

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roth.andy
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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Yes agree with a lot of your points. Especially if keeping tasks small and showing velocity.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Our rule of thumb at cloud posse is tasks should max out at 8 hours of effort. That way we show progress everyday.

2020-08-19

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roth.andy
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Cameron Boulton avatar
Cameron Boulton

I don’t know how old that xkcd is but that scenario certainly has happened before: https://blog.npmjs.org/post/141577284765/kik-left-pad-and-npm

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Earlier this week, many npm users suffered a disruption when a package that many projects depend on — directly or indirectly — was unpublished by its author, as part of a dispute over a package name….

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Chris Picht

here’s the xkcd from the left-pad incident: https://xkcd.com/2102/

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[Title text] “The fact that things like the npm left-pad incident are so rare is oddly reassuring.”

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2020-08-11

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

For anyone interested, here’s an interview I did last year that tells my story. It might be inspirational if you’ve ever considered long term travel as a digital nomad. https://ilovesuccess.podbean.com/e/104-erik-osterman-engineer-the-nomad-lifestyle-original/

104. Erik Osterman, Engineer - The Nomad Lifestyle, Original

Today I am here with a close friend of mine, that a couple of years ago did what so many of us dream about. He left everything to live the Nomad lifestyle, traveling the world, enjoying life and working out of his laptop. In this weeks episode we will expl…

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Matt Gowie

Aha did not know you did the nomad thing. I did the same 2017 to 2018. Will definitely give it a listen!

104. Erik Osterman, Engineer - The Nomad Lifestyle, Original

Today I am here with a close friend of mine, that a couple of years ago did what so many of us dream about. He left everything to live the Nomad lifestyle, traveling the world, enjoying life and working out of his laptop. In this weeks episode we will expl…

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Sweet! I took off from 2014-2015. Then came back to LA and founded Cloud Posse.

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2020-08-10

2020-08-08

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vFondevilla

Awesome. I placed my resignation notice and one week after the other cloud engineer does the same. I’m going to grab the popcorn.

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vFondevilla

For more background, I’m the cloud architect and lead engineer.

2020-08-05

2020-08-04

maarten avatar
maarten
09:44:07 AM

Anyone else with an Ubiquity router and an Amazon Echo ? My jaw dropped when I saw this, seconds later to find out it’s my Echo is the source of this traffic.. Anyone else has seen this ?

Reinholds Zviedris avatar
Reinholds Zviedris

Don’t have Echo, but have access to Ubnt Will query around if someone else experienced the same.

Reinholds Zviedris avatar
Reinholds Zviedris

Which router model you have?

maarten avatar
maarten

@Reinholds Zviedris Edgerouter X

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Open source is free — but expensive attachment image

While over 90% of software companies use free open source components, only a handful are actually aware of the hidden costs behind using…

maarten avatar
maarten

Clickbaity no ? Sure it has hidden costs, commercially available products however do as well and it turns out that OSS implementations are cheaper in the end ¯_(ツ)_/¯, are easier to customize and have no commercial lock-in

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While over 90% of software companies use free open source components, only a handful are actually aware of the hidden costs behind using…

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

I think if you’re on the paying end for DevOps (as we are), you’ll quickly see how expensive Open Source can be. While no blanket statement can be made about what is cheaper, it’s worth consideration. Also, what we see happen far too often is either (a) open source is deployed without being operationalized with monitoring, gitops, backups, etc (b) it’s not maintained and falls grossly behind making upgrades difficult and costly.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Companies hire us to deploy operationalized open source software. We’ve easily been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars just to deploy prometheus/grafana. You can get a lot of datadog for that. We’ve done it now so many times that we can get the cost WAY down. But most companies don’t have that leisure.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

We’ve spent hundreds of hours deploying Sentry. Have you seen how cheap their SaaS offering is? Sure, installing the helm chart is all of 1m of work. But deploying sentry well-architected with as many fully managed backing services, comprehensive monitoring and dashboards, triaging spikes causing 10-100x more events, remediating those spikes, etc is what takes the time.

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@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) thats kind of how i have been feeling with working w/ prometheus although SaaS monitoring is not cheap either

2020-08-03

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roth.andy
Flipper Zero — Tamagochi for Hackers attachment image

Open source multi-tool device for researching and pentesting radio protocols, access control systems, hardware, and more.

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