Centos Stream and Kubernetes 1.20.0v

Centos Stream Really isnt that bad I recently decided to deploy CentOS Stream due to the Recent announcment from both Redhat on their new focus and Kubernetes on their deprication of the Dockershim. I decided to use ContainerD with Kubernetes 1.20.0V. CentOS Stream was installed with minimal install. Currently testing a deployment using Calico as the network manager and the nfs-client-provisioner (Now known as the nfs-subdir-client-provisoner) Eventally I will be using the following componets [Read More]

First Pinebook Pro Impressions

Tons of Awesome in a small package

My Experience with the Pinebook Pro I recently obtained a Pinebook Pro with an ANSI Keyboard. My goal was to obtain a device that is not only an affordable, long lasting battery for conferences like Texas Linux Fest. But a laptop that I could use every day for editing, composing, and accessing remote environments. Unboxing The device was shipped with all of its components and accessories in a large cargo envelope. [Read More]

Managing Your Dotfiles With Minimal Tools

A Sysadmins Take On Config Managment

Some of us like to keep clean directories. I bet if I asked you to run ls It would be a short list. Desktop Documents Downloads Firefox_wallpaper.png Games Landscape-pictures-28.jpg Library localLibrary Music Pictures Public src Sync Templates Videos Now… run ls -a ~. What do you see? Depending on which OS you use. Probably a lot more files than you knew existed. Let me show you mine. . .. .ansible . [Read More]

Texas Linux Fest For The First Timer

Cool Talks for Texas Folk

What is Texas Linux Fest Texas Linux fest is… The first state-wide annual community-run conference for Linux and open source software users and enthusiasts from around the Lone Star State - Texaslinuxfest.org Meaning It is similar to some of the larger events such as Scale and SELF in their regions. I attended the following talks.. Ansible Beginner to Brilliant by Alex Juarez Becoming Dangerous with Kubernetes by JJ Ashgar Linux Permissions 101 by Alex Juarez Confessions of a Sysadmin by Ell Marquez of Linux Academy and Allie Barnes Linux Performance Tuning by Thomas Cameron Understanding Containers by Ell Marquez Identity Management In the homelab by Steve Ovens Automate Absolutely Everything by Adam Miller Also, multiple vendors were on site, some of them being, in no partical order. [Read More]