thread Fuck I'm busy.
I've barely had a moment this week to fuck about on the internet.

What are things coming to???
permalink Whereas I've gone the other
way and am now ensconced in Red Hat Linux training for Cloud and Kubernetes Containers. It's a lot more interesting than I thought it would be!
permalink Kuberwhatnow?
I just had to look at something in NavisWorks. Ewww.

I've managed not to open that for over a year.
permalink Kubernetes.
K-yoo-ber-netty-s. It's a pod system like Docker where you separate the traditional 'operating system running applications' approach into 'core OS running basic services' and 'applications packaged into pods that can be deployed and destroyed at will without affecting service to the end user'.

Quite clever stuff.

I also fibbed. Not 5 mins after I typed that reply I got swamped with tickets and that took the rest of the day.
permalink I find it very confusing to see people talk about it
The general way it's explained to us at the google is that it's an open sourced version of borg. But then we just run stuff on borg without having to think very hard about it.
permalink I've not heard of borg,
but then I've coasted along managing to avoid all things container based until now so I haven't done too badly. Seems to be good stuff though, say you've got an app running on Nginx and there's a sudden push for demand. It will autoscale and deploy more Nginx pods with the same IP address and load balance. Once demand dies off so do the pods.
permalink Borg is the internal jobby, it’s like 15 years old.
If I need to run something, I tell Borg to run it somewhere. It takes care of finding actual machines, scaling and moving it around as other users’ scheduling needs change. The most granular location I can ask for is a data centre the size of wembley stadium, containing tens of thousands of computers.
permalink Sounds very similar, aye, though
geared more towards serving scalable apps to internet clients. Passed all the sales courses today despite me being a sharp end tech support engineer, I've not touched pre-sales since the turn of the century but it looks good with the beancounters apparently. Tech stuff next week doing all the install/config, yay!
permalink It being RedHat they are presumably pushing openshift?
I play with k8s on a daily basis. I really enjoy it as a tool.
permalink Yarp.
This time next week I'll be an OpenShift expert based off 20 hours of training :) It's actually quite fun.
permalink I’ve had no need for openshift myself. Too much stuff that isn’t relevant for us.
I absolutely love Rancher. Would highly recommend it.

When The Bad Thing started, I grabbed 3 unused desktops out of storage, put Rancher and a custom build of Guacamole on it. This is now the main rdp gateway for the company while everyone works from home.
permalink I'm new to all this container malarkey remember,
despite being a unix/linux bloke forever, so Rancher and Guacamole are just things to me :) I'll have a look.
permalink Shout if you want some hand holding
grandad
permalink they're coming
to this


Though maybe that's an unfortunate turn of phrase

permalink Surely there have to be easier ways
to take DMT than smoking frogs?
permalink Hot dog,
smoking frogs, Albert's birthday.
permalink I like this
Good for me.
permalink my work has been suspiciously busy also
I'm thinking it is about getting maximum output before the downturn + layoffs come.

I am enjoying having something new to focus so I shouldn't complain.

permalink I am frustrated by the twin issues of being unbearably busy
and also being unemployed as of July 1st.

It sort of feels like the two things do not go well together.
permalink I suggest really not being arsed
for the next three and a bit weeks
permalink I mean christ almighty
when I was being laid off the year before last other than negotiating a better redundancy package for myself and my colleagues anything I was doing for the final month or so was purely to avoid screwing over colleagues that were remaining that I actually liked as people. I fucking coasted. To be fair my manager wasn't upset because he was angry I was being laid off.

He was then laid off six months later, last I checked than company is a bit screwed
permalink Yeah
I am not doing so well.
permalink I know that feeling
a problem we're having is that there are all these firms out there in our space, where everyone is working from home, and can't do much of their normal job, so are catching up on stuff they don't normally have time to do

for us academics, this means that all the vain attempts we've been making for years to get the time and attention of industry and government people are suddenly all being replied to at once and now it's just endless scoping meetings for work we'll never have time to do because we'd normally be lucky to get a 5% response rate

it's a good problem to have, but I'm finding it hard work pretending to have my shit together right now. Just finished a 2 hour webex (ew) with government folks and the beer has been immediately poured
permalink i got an email reply to my speculative query to a contact
they said there could be some interesting work for me

I was quite disspointed, i quite like pottering around with not much to do.

permalink I'm sure Bertie
will be glad to see you out from under his feet!
permalink Partially reopening schools is discriminatory
against the most vulnerable children.

I need to write to my MP about this, I'm going to edit this part when I have time to flesh out what I want to say.

The partial reopening of school and making attendance optional will significantly impact the most vulnerable children, and schools should remain closed to all but children of key workers and vulnerable children until they can open fully.

Currently head teachers are able to judge whether a child is vulnerable and should be offered a place. This allows schools to adapt to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children.

By opening in a limited way with social distancing enforced schools will reach their maximum capacity, thus removing a school's ability to offer further places to children identified as vulnerable.

The small number of places available will undoubtedly be taken by children with capable parents. The requirements of a clean uniform every day and strict timings and behaviour at drop-off and pick-up will exclude children of parents who can't manage those things, and those children are the ones most in need of being in school.

With attendance optional children of parents who can't really be bothered are being failed.

All of these problems are exacerbated by poverty. In areas of high deprivation partial reopening of schools is failing children who need support and favouring children who are likely to be doing ok anyway.
permalink you could argue that not opening schools
is discriminatory to lower income kids who dont live in houses stocked with ipads and attentive parents.

but either way, rest assured your MP will make bugger all difference.

permalink My school, in the bottom 2% by deprivation
has done paper learning packs for all pupils. We've shared online resources on Facebook but the main stuff is hand delivered every three weeks.

The biggest problem is families with poor English and the councils rubbish provision of translation services. They've just employed someone to help liaise with esl families so this should improve.
permalink haven't most schools said fuck off anyway?
except in the case of the kids they've already been serving, of course
permalink Yes, but that's setting them up for "but the government says" arguments
And for the government to continue to lie about having opened schools.

permalink You seem to be labouring under some misaprehension
that the current 'government' gives two shits about the general populace
permalink I keep seeing headlines about trump talking about the makers of Irn Bru
...turns out the Atourney General is called Barr.

/One for the Scottish contingent.
permalink someone must have told him
to girder his loins...