Author: Nate

  • WE-ARE-ables – What to wear?

    WE-ARE-ables – What to wear?

    I’ve heard the “o” word from 3 doctors, in the last year. Let’s just say that COVID hasn’t pulled its punches with me. I think my first problem was understanding that my favorite food was buffalo wings, followed up by Beer, which may not be the best diet for those looking to stay fit. Having […]

  • Value Add Re-Telling .01

    I work as an engineer for a Value-Add-Reseller for many different products. In the acronym world that we are so well acquainted with, this is just referred to as a VAR. What does a VAR do? The idea behind a VAR is that we do what product specific vendors cannot. We are able to work […]

  • On and On (2022 Goal Post)

    On and On (2022 Goal Post)

    There is a sad statement I’ve heard. In this life, there is no goal, no final black and white checkered flag. No hope of things ever stopping. In fact each year things only get slower, your body gets slower to heal, and it has pain easier. and yet…. In spite of all this we move […]

  • Cloud Field Day 12

    Cloud Field Day 12

    I’m extremely excited be a part of Tech Field Day (TFD). For those that haven’t heard of this before, Tech Field day allows vendors to present their products and solutions to the public and they provide the platform to publicize the presentation. One key differentiator with TFD to other platforms, is they bring in delegates […]

  • iPad Learning

    iPad Learning

    Taking a break from k8s on pi as I’m thinking through next steps, or even if there are next steps. Currently with the rPi series you can basically do whatever you want. I mean, I setup and ran both parts of kNative, so there really isn’t much of a limit. Let’s look at a different […]

  • Learning K8s on Pi – Check that Node

    Learning K8s on Pi – Check that Node

    So at this point we have a single node kubernetes cluster that can publish load-balanced IPs for applications. Which is totally cool, except now we’re faced with a new problem. We need to figure out if the cluster is actually compliant and worth using. This is where the problem of custom built kubernetes becomes more […]

  • Learning K8s on Pi – Metal LB

    Learning K8s on Pi – Metal LB

    If you have built a managed kubernetes cluster in any one of the public clouds(AWS, GCP, Azure, or even Digital Ocean) you have probably fallen in love with the ability to deploy a load balancer easily for your application to a public IP. This is a critical component(at least in my opinion) to utilizing kubernetes […]

  • Learning K8s on PI – CRI-O

    Learning K8s on PI – CRI-O

    Docker is by far the de-facto runtime for kubernetes, at least in my opinion. The ability to build on the same machine that your are deploying is quite handy for learning. However, at some point you will start thinking, “I want to play with other run-times, whats out there to try?” Run-times aren’t huge differentiators […]

  • Learning K8s on PI – kubeadm

    Learning K8s on PI – kubeadm

    Each time I am talking to other operational mindset people about Kubernetes, I run into roadblocks in communication. After a lot of thinking, I started to imagine how I can help bridge the technical gap between operations and kubernetes. I decided to start a blog series on how to get started using one simple item; […]

  • Twenty-Twenty-One-daheck?

    Twenty-Twenty-One-daheck?

    About two years ago, I started writing out my plans for the next year. Everything from personal goals, professional development goals, and everything in-between. It’s been my mile marker each year in terms of progress and career growth. I began this process because I was quite tired of only working through customer break-fix issues and […]