You might have seen a few posts and tweets about Cloud-Native Data Management Day from me and Kasten over the last few weeks and maybe months. Firstly, don’t worry there is no registration for the virtual event but if you are heading to LA then don’t miss out on the Grammy museum, also be sure that the in-person entrance fee will be fully reimbursed with adequate SWAG! If you haven’t seen it yet, the agenda for our event was posted this week, and it’s full of fantastic panels discussions! Promotion for the live in-person sessions is happening now. Then we have the virtual experienceRead More →

Like many during however long this pandemic has been going on for we have found other interests and hobbies to either drain our money away or at least entertain us and sometimes both whilst we are not or were not allowed out and about. My lockdown started with a tech refresh which grew into creating a home studio to create content and generally make life a little easier whilst working from home for extended periods, then I found mechanical keyboards! The first cut is the deepest As I was refreshing the systems at home, I purchased a new Logitech G915 mechanical keyboard, pretty much anRead More →

I have decided to document this as I know this is going to come up again and again at least for me, but if it helps someone else in the process then that’s a win! The goal here is to either create a new PAT or it is to replace an expired PAT, PAT = Personal Access Token. The kicker here or the reason why everyone is moving over to PAT instead of a password to authenticate with GitHub is because of password authentication being removed as of August 2021. A welcomed change in security policy that will affect all desktop git applications that integrateRead More →

As many of you know I have thrown myself into Ubuntu and I have been actively trying to get myself more familiar with Linux, to force me into this and with the world opening up a little more I have dual booted my Razer laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 21.04 with most of the time spent in the Ubuntu OS. An issue I had though was around audio, firstly it was actually getting my AirPods working on Ubuntu. This was an easy fix to deal with the below being the quick fix. Set ControllerMode = bredr or ControllerMode = dual by editing /etc/bluetooth/main.conf fileRead More →

This week saw a lot of useful procrastination mostly around different tools to make your day-to-day experience with Kubernetes that little more easier or possibly more exciting. I put together this twitter thread but as with anything on twitter the life span of that thread is gone within minutes so I wanted to document my Kubernetes tips and tricks here as well. Tips for Kubernetes: 1 – kubectl explain Have you been looking for the man pages for Kubernetes? (man, page is short for manual page) or could also be classed as documentation. Get documentation of various resources. For instance, pods, nodes, services, etc.Read More →

Introduction – Why My goal for this project was to find a way to deploy a new cluster in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google. I am constantly spinning up and down Kubernetes clusters and running through scenarios for content creation and just learning scenarios. I have written several blogs talking about creating managed Kubernetes clusters in the three big clouds and some other options more recently. But I wanted to go one step further and wanted to automate the creation and removal of these environments for demo purposes. The goal is to make it simple to not only create these clusters using Terraform from HashicorpRead More →