Much as I love k8s, writing initial YAML boilerplate is a pain. Since docker-compose YAML syntax describes many of the same things in a more compact format, I've taken to writing a docker-compose.yaml and then piping it through Kompose (https://kompose.io). Great timesaver.
further tooling adventures: switched to Pulumi from Terraform a couple of weeks ago, and am a fan. There's an almost 1:1 mapping to Terraform (they generate their libraries from the actual Terraform modules), plus the flexibility of a real language rather than just a DSL. https://www.pulumi.com/
On the topic of tooling, when building a container from scratch I tend to keep it lightweight - that means an Alpine base layer and my favourite container-first httpd, Caddy. I've not deployed the version 2 beta yet, but 1.x has never let me down. https://caddyserver.com/
You know when you come across a tool which fits a need you hadn't even noticed so perfectly that it makes you kind of annoyed? Well, here's kubefwd. Get ready to delete a whole bunch of those shell aliases you've been creating. https://github.com/txn2/kubefwd
Decidedly light on detail, but reading between the lines, the chisel may have come out for the headstone of factorisation-hard cryptography https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/quantum-supremacy-google-ibm-computing-explained-meaning-science-a9167346.html
Next time some haunted joint of mutton from the Tory party tells you climate change is a myth, here’s what I want you to do.
Look the bastard dead in the eyes.
Say these five words.
“THE ARCTIC IS ON FIRE”.
I had a compulsion to write a thing about pattern recognition and being a bit odd in the head. https://medium.com/@syn/cryptonomicon-or-how-i-learned-to-love-my-brain-2f50d59b0451?source=friends_link&sk=975420e7aaf296f0779019a6b66debc5
I am entirely seriously excited about this idea https://thechive.com/2018/01/18/party-where-every-guest-gives-a-drunken-powerpoint-presentation-is-amazing-idea
Really interesting work from the Matrix team on making the Matrix chat protocol usable (~7-10 sec per message) with 100bps links. Bits per second, not bytes. Sets off the HOMEBREW CRYPTOSYSTEM KLAXON but considering the constraints they’re aiming to fit, adding crypto at all is admirable. https://matrix.org/blog/2019/03/12/breaking-the-100-bps-barrier-with-matrix-meshsim-coap-proxy/
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