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Technology Short Take 175

Welcome to Technology Short Take #175! Here’s your weekend reading—a collection of links and articles from around the internet on a variety of data center- and cloud-related topics. I hope you find something useful here!



  • I attended a local meetup here in the Denver metro area a short while ago and was introduced to sops.
  • AMD processors have been discovered to have multiple security flaws; more details available here.
  • The Linux kernel project has become a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA); Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote a blog post that discusses this in more depth.

Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

  • Josh Biggley shows how to deploy Tetragon with Cribl Edge. The blog post is a bit heavy on the Cribl marketing, but I suppose that is to be expected (it’s extremely common with most vendor blogs).
  • Jack Lindamood’s list of infrastructure decisions he endorses or regrets provides some valuable insight into his personal experience with a variety of technologies and processes. Well worth reading, in my opinion. (Hat tip to Simon Wardley for sharing this on Twitter.)
  • Ivan Yurochko of PerfectScale discusses how to manage S3 throttling.
  • This post is an interesting look “inside” the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), with a view on some of the challenges facing the CNCF and its related projects.
  • Tyler Treat argues that it’s possible—preferable, perhaps—to do cloud without Kubernetes.
  • Rory McCune reviews his final Kubernetes census.
  • The Open Constructs Foundation recently launched a “community-driven CDK construct library initiative,” which seeks to provide a way for the CDK community to build and share CDK constructs.
  • Michael Levan insists that cloud-native is in shambles. I think the article title is a bit click-baity, but the key point in the article—focusing on the expected outcome—is spot on.
  • Tony Norlin discusses running Kubernetes with Cilium on FreeBSD.
  • This is an older post (but still useful, I think, given the review of the code that implements the functionality) on Kubernetes leader election.

Operating Systems/Applications


  • Although it gets a bit deep into Rego, this article by Jasper Van der Jeugt of Snyk explains how automatic source code location for violations—pinpointing the file, line, and column where policy violations occur.
  • Josh Collinsworth weighs in regarding LLMs and generative AI in his essay regarding GitHub Copilot. The experiences Josh describes with Copilot are not unique to Copilot; I’ve experienced the same with other LLM-based generative AI tools. The key takeaway (for me) is that generative AI doesn’t make things more accessible; it’s actually the opposite, because you need to know enough to know whether or not the generative AI tool is actually accurate or not.


  • While certainly not unique to virtualization, I think it’s fair to say that virtualization has had a pretty significant impact on home labs. Sean Massey takes a moment to provide an update on his latest home lab update.

That’s all I have for you this time around. I love to hear from readers, so if you have feedback on this post (or any post!) on my site, please feel free to reach out. You can find me on Twitter, on the Fediverse, or in a number of different Slack communities. My e-mail address is also on this site and isn’t too hard to find…feel free to drop me a line!

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