#random (2022-05)

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/

2022-05-03

tim.j.birkett avatar
tim.j.birkett

Do Istio upgrades (especially between 1.4 and 1.7) give anyone else PTSD?

Stephen Tan avatar
Stephen Tan

surely just running Istio give you PTSD, no?

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tim.j.birkett avatar
tim.j.birkett

Yes… yes it does - Service Mesh! The must have accessory for every developer… oh… wait… we still have to learn to configure it?

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tim.j.birkett

Personally, I’d prefer Cilium with encryption configured. But I’d probably find that had its quirks if I moved to it.

2022-05-05

bradym avatar

Looks like there might finally be a good rundeck competitor coming out: https://docs.windmill.dev/

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2022-05-06

zadkiel avatar
zadkiel
tim.j.birkett avatar
tim.j.birkett
HTTP/2: The Sequel is Always Worseattachment image

In this research paper James Kettle introduces multiple new classes of HTTP/2-exclusive attacks, demonstrated on popular websites and servers.

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Robert Newsome avatar
Robert Newsome

What does everyone call the wonderful () topic of infrastructure maintenance in your own workplace? I’m working on an “Anti 3am Wake Up” checklist and from chatting to people the term “*maintenance*” is a massive turnoff. How else would you label it?

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Scott Mathson

Operations Engineering?

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Scott Mathson

In my mind, waking up at 3am to fight fires is just ops. Doing work to prevent having to wake up at 3am to fight fires is operations engineering.

Robert Newsome avatar
Robert Newsome

thanks - that helps clarify things some more it still doesn’t sound “sexy” but i guess people would prefer to talk about operations engineering than maintenance i guess sometimes you just have to embrace the dull

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Scott Mathson

Nope, this kind of work will never be sexy. It’s important to an organization to make it visible though.

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Scott Mathson

There’s only one thing worse than the 3am pagerduty call. The invisible 3am pagerduty call.

mfridh avatar

Reliability Engineering … ?

2022-05-07

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