VSHN.timer #147: Thinking Differently

25. Jul 2022

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 open our minds to different perspectives on common subjects.

1. Thinking differently about Docker… Matt Rickard proposes interesting use cases around it that go beyond the usual containers we run on our Kubernetes clusters: as a compiler, as a replacement to make, as a cross-platform compatibility layer, and more.


2. Thinking differently about Git… Jonathan E. Magen thinks it’s time to look past Git and evaluate alternatives to it, such as Jujutsu, Pijul, Fossil, Gitless, and others.


3. Thinking differently about your Apple Silicon Mac… the Asahi Linux team is happy to announce that their distribution supports the new Mac Studio, the new M2 chip, Bluetooth, and also that Asahi Lina got the M1 GPU to work!


4. Thinking differently about DNS… Terence Eden explains why you can’t dig Switzerland, and (spoiler alert) it has to do with a thing called Chaosnet. That’s too bad. Terence, if you ever come to Zürich, drop by to have coffee with us! We totally dig our coffee machine.


5. Thinking differently about your business… Allen Pike proposes the no-nonsense idea of GaSaaS: Giving a Shit as a Service as the fundamental value proposition for small boutiques. Not only do we wholeheartedly agree, but hey, Allen, we’ve just opened shop in Vancouver!


Do you think differently about your business and your activities? What other innovative ideas have you come across? Would you like to share them with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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