Up and Running With Linkerd v1

Getting Linkerd 1 working on a small app in my Kubernetes cluster

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37 minute read

tl;dr - I got linkerd v1 working on a small 3-tier app on my k8s cluster. Linkerd v1 sports an older (but much more battle-tested) and simpler model in that it runs a proxy on every node as a DaemonSet. Linkerd v2 runs a set of control programs (the “control plane”) and per-application sidecar containers that act as proxies, and while that’s cool I’m not going to run it just yet.

Fun with Gitlab CI

Some fun infrastructure-related things you can do with Gitlab CI

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11 minute read

tl;dr If you/your team aren’t on to the wonders of CI yet, you should check it out. A nice easy way to get started is with Gitlab, which is self-hostable and has a free tier @ Gitlab.com. There is a lot of cool stuff you can do automatically with CI, all you need is some scripting chops and some patience to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Stop Worrying And Use Gitlab

Worried you (or your org) are not 'doing it right'? Get (or at least start following practices used by) Gitlab

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6 minute read

tldr;instead of now installing/using JIRA, Trello, Github, Jenkins/TravisCI, and Teamcity, I can just install one thing – Gitlab, spend a little time configuring it, and be ready to take your development process to the next 5 levels (if you’re not already there)

docker nginx firewall postgres random setup notes

Some quick notes on getting docker, nginx, your firewall, and postgres to play nicely in a one-machine setup

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4 minute read

This post is one I wrote a while back (as a follow up to the KVM post) but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing.

From zero to kvm docker application

A short guide/post-mortem on how I set up a KVM VPS to run Arch & Docker

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5 minute read

This post is one I’ve had written for a while but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. This one was written when I ran into issues goign from an OpenVZ powered VPS to a KVM one, since I wanted to use docker to simplify my deployments a little bit (why I did so is a whole nother discussion, for another time).