VSHN.timer #177: Coffee Machine Currently Unavailable

3. Apr 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 some interesting developments in the hardware space, including broken coffee machines.

1. Our friends at Init7 made us laugh recently when they reported on their status page that their coffee machine wasn’t working. Maybe it was a teapot screaming HTTP code 418 out loud instead?


2. It’s sad, but the Raspberry Pi has lost quite a bit of its appeal recently. This is why we were happy to learn about the Orange Pi single-board computer and its impressive feature set.


3. We also like a lot Minifree, who sells secure, high-quality systems with FOSS pre-installed, with Libreboot and encrypted Debian pre-installed with KDE Plasma, including full driver support.


4. In the market for SSDs? Check out the 2022 Drive Stats Review SSD Edition by Backblaze, based on their experience running storage solutions with large numbers of solid-state drives.


5. Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have developed an ultra-compact camera the size of… a coarse grain of salt. Hard to believe, but true.


Does your teapot respond to queries with a 418? What is your preferred single-board computer? Would you like to share other cool gadgets with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about hardware: #80, #113, #135, and #149.

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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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