22 January 2022

And We're Back

It has been a few years since I published something here. I’ve got a few ideas for things to write about:

  1. Kubernetes has happened in a big way since 2016, so that’s something. I passed the CKA exam recently, so hopefully I can write some meaningful articles about what I have learned while building and running K8s clusters for clients and employers.
  2. I’ve learned (some) Golang. I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I’ve got a decent handle on things like goroutines with the sync package etc. I’m horrible at writing tests and need to improve there. To go with the Kubernetes theme, I’ve built a decently usable interactive terminal environment for DigitalOcean’s Community Site that uses the client-go package to create Kubernetes resources programatically and on demand.
  3. Teaching. In 2017 I started teaching ITEC2210 at York University in Toronto. It has been and continues to be an amazing learning experience for me and the 500+ students who have completed the class. The topics that we cover are things that I wish someone had taught me when I first started learning about system administration. Things like monitoring, backups, how do HTTP, DNS, and TLS really work etc. If I can think of a novel way to explain these topics I’ll try writing about them here.

Hopefully more to come soon!