Upgrade to macOS Big Sur

When Big Sur was released 2 weeks ago, everyone talked about M1 Silicon compatibility and possible broken things on older Macbooks. macOS UpgradeIt downloaded ~13GB and installed it unattended afterwards. No problems logging in and continuing to work :) HomebrewI'm using Homebrew to install CLI tools and apps not available on…

KubeCon NA and beyond

I started marking interesting sessions on my sched.com profile, also knowing about overlaps. I recommend reserving a focus time block after KubeCon to watch parallel sessions on-demand. The keynotes are always insightful and thoughtful, and inclusive. "Diversity-powered resilience is what #CloudNative is all about... resilience is built, not…

docker-compose: Download latest release automatically

Since there is no package available for docker-compose, one always needs to check the latest release version and then adjust the cURL download command. This step can be automated with fetching the latest release from the GitHub API first, and then using this detail in the cURL command. jq is…

Convert Zoom recording to Twitter video with Handbrake

Jeffrey asked me to create a short intro video for the first German Virtual Connect Day at GitLab. I'm lazy, started Zoom and recorded it. Then I uploaded the video to LinkedIn, and this worked like a breeze. Twitter did not like it, unsupported format (and likely codec). A guide…

DM on GitLab Slack: I need your DNS skills!

How to start a good story? Uh oh. I used to actively maintain DNS infrastructures from 2009-2012 at the University of Vienna, only ops troubleshooting since then. Ok ... let's see. I am located near Nuremberg, Brendan joins from Maryland. Dummy check in the browser - works for me. Probably not…