VSHN.timer #175: Brain Damage

20. Mrz 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about how to cope with the Dark Side of the Moon IT industry: outages, misunderstandings, and printers.

1. A few days ago, we received an email from Docker where they announced the sunsetting of open-source organizations, which raised a few concerns. It felt like the lunatic was on the grass. Well, it turns out the wording was poor, and Docker publicly apologized for that.


2. Reliability is a very complex and concerning topic. If you don’t believe us, ask the team at fly.io instead, who recently posted an apology for their issues in the user forum. They got to keep the loonies on the path.


3. Like so many things in life, working in the IT industry has its bad as well as good sides. You don’t have to be crazy to work here… but it helps a lot, particularly if they lock the door and throw away the key.


4. Have you checked your burnout index yet? Here’s a short quiz that will give you a concrete score of your current stress levels, useful if your head explodes with dark forebodings too.


5. You know what drives IT people crazy? Printers. Well, here’s one that will actually work, even if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes.


Does the Cloud bursts thunder in your ear? Do you shout and no one seems to hear? Would you like to share some tips and tricks with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you on the dark side of the moon next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about PeopleOps: #7, #13, #15, #26, #35, #41, #52, #63, #85, #92, #116, #131, and #154.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski ist bei VSHN für den Bereich Developer Relations zuständig. Er ist seit 1996 Software-Entwickler, Trainer und veröffentlichter Autor. Adrian hat einen Master in Informationstechnologie von der Universität Liverpool.

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