Month: July 2018
In the waterloo(ish) area? like to discuss the technology of getting great products/companies going?
Then this is the meetup for you! A big part of my life is learning, doing, teaching. Until recently I was in an environment where there were a lot of others doing the same. This is intended to allow those of us in the diaspora to cross-share our learnings, to bootstrap each other, reducing the […]
Ontario health breach and cyber defence strategies: its not just the choke (perimeter)
Recently some miscreants broke into an Ontario local health network (Care Partners) and made off with… a lot. And now they are asking for ‘ransom’. Is this unique? No, there have been a lot of similar breaches recently, probably far more than go public (many companies probably pay the ransom quietly). What can one do, […]
Completely Complex Cloud Cluster Capacity Crisis: Cool as a Cucumber in Kubernetes
So…. capacity. There’s never enough. This is why people like cloud computing. You can expand for some extra cash. There’s different ways to expand: scale out (add more of the same) and scale up (make the same things bigger). Normally in cloud you are focused on scale-out, but, well, you need big enough pieces to […]
Commuting to the cloud: traffic in the information superhighway onramp
The great thing about cloud is it makes you location independent. The bad thing about cloud is you really are not location independent 🙂 The Internet. It provides much higher bandwidth and reliability that, well, it has any right to given how complex it is and how many individual ‘selfish’ interests drive it. But, the […]
Cloud simplicity: NOT!
(queue wayne’s world music on the ‘NOT!’). So. Gitlab, Gitlab-runner, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Storage. Helm. Minio. Why? OK, our pipelines use ‘Docker in Docker’ as a means of constructing a docker image while inside a ‘stage’ that is itself a docker image. Why? I don’t want to expose the […]