In Pursuit of Production Minimalism — Brandur Leach
Most of us can benefit from architecture that’s a little simpler, a little more conservative, and a little more directed. Only by concertedly building a minimal stack that’s stable and nearly perfectly operable can we maximize our ability to push forward with new products and ideas.
programming  architecture 
17 hours ago
How Blockbuster, Kodak And Xerox Really Failed (It's Not What You Think) | Digital Tonto
A favorite pundit punching bag is Blockbuster. The story, as they tell it, is that Blockbuster was blind to the threat that Netflix represented, subjected its customers to predatory late fees and failed to formulate a strategy to adapt to the digital world. Not surprisingly, the once might company descended into chaos, then bankruptcy.

The truth is much more complex, interesting and troubling.
19 hours ago
Rails 5 allows setting custom HTTP Headers for assets | BigBinary Blog
setting far-future cache expiry headers on assets served by rails
rails  http  assets 
Fronius Ohmpilot
The Fronius Ohmpilot is a consumption regulator designed to use excess solar power to heat water
solar  sustainability 
3 days ago
Upload existing certificate? · Issue #669 · jetstack/cert-manager
"Is it possible to add an existing certificate purchased outside of CM? e.g. Symantec, NetName, etc."
kubernetes  cert-manager  tls 
4 days ago
The secret to praising your children properly | Life and style | The Guardian

Praise effort, rather than talent or results. A Columbia University study found that children praised for being smart weren’t as motivated by those praised for working hard. It’s easier to control how much effort you’re putting in than how clever you are.
9 days ago
Dev vs. Ops, DevOps, and SRE – Medium
The Dev vs. Ops split, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering are examples of three different approaches used by companies to structure work: Specialisation, convergence, and split incentives
devops  sre 
10 days ago
Principles of Container-based Application Design - Kubernetes
It’s possible nowadays to put almost any application in a container and run it. Creating cloud-native applications, however—containerized applications that are automated and orchestrated effectively by a cloud-native platform such as Kubernetes—requires additional effort.
kubernetes  containers  architecture 
16 days ago
Armadale Passivhaus - Sustainable House Day
interesting house I'd like to see on sustainable house day
24 days ago
Particle - Welcome to real IoT
the IoT device discussed in an article on house monitoring in renew 144
iot  sensors  sustainability 
24 days ago
George Orwell: Politics and the English Language
"It is easier — even quicker, once you have the habit — to say In my opinion it is not an unjustifiable assumption that than to say I think"


1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you 2. are used to seeing in print.
3. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
4. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
5. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
6. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous
24 days ago
Yggdroot/indentLine: A vim plugin to display the indention levels with thin vertical lines
helpful vim plugin that can display vertical guides in filetypes where whitespace and indenting is significant
github  vim  plugin 
25 days ago
Datadog: Envoy Integration Docs
helpful list of the (very large number) of metrics that datadog can import from envoy
datadog  envoy  monitoring 
4 weeks ago
How to collect and graph Kubernetes metrics
datadog blog post that recommends install kube-state-metrics on a cluster to get improved visibility into cluster state in datadof
kubernetes  monitoring  datadog 
4 weeks ago
buildkite/buildkite-metrics: A command-line tool (and Lambda) for collecting Buildkite build/job metrics
feed metrics on buildkite queues to statsd/prometheus/stackdriver, and then use them for autoscaling
buildkite  kubernetes 
5 weeks ago
Avoiding access to the public schema in PostgreSQL - Blog dbi services
In PostgreSQL every database contains the public schema by default. Every user that gets created and can login is able to create objects there. Here is a little demo: I’ll create a new user named u1 which is allowed to login. No additional privileges are granted:
5 weeks ago
Better support for sidecar containers in batch jobs · Issue #25908 · kubernetes/kubernetes
good discussion about the issues of sidecar containers (like cloud sql proxy) preventing kubernetes (cron)jobs from "completing"
5 weeks ago
memory - environment variable accessibility in Linux - Information Security Stack Exchange
"Conclusion: the environment of a process is only available to the user (euid) running the process"
security  linux 
5 weeks ago
Feature request: CloudSQL v2 instances support for whitelisting IPV6 using 'gcloud sql connect' [72219717] - Visible to Public - Issue Tracker
`gcloud sql connect` raises an error "HTTPError 400: Invalid instance property" when called from a location with ipv6 enabled
gcp  google  ipv6 
5 weeks ago
Deploying Rails on Kubernetes – Adwerx Engineering
Example shell script for deploying rails to GKE, including using a Job to run migrations
gke  kubernetes  rails 
6 weeks ago
How Should Managers Code?
John Barton on managers who code
6 weeks ago
hcl - Efficient variable validation with Terraform - Stack Overflow
apparently it's not possible to validate the format of variables in terraform
6 weeks ago
Hardening your cluster's security  |  Kubernetes Engine  |  Google Cloud
good advice on security settings for GKE clusters, including using a custom service account for the nodes and giving it reduced permissions
security  kubernetes  gke  gcp 
6 weeks ago
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