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Run Kubernetes in Azure the Cheap Way

Note: This blog post is intended only for non-production Kubernetes workloads (learning/dev/test). Kubernetes is awesome. It’s the wave of the future. There’s no denying its capabilities and the r...

Output Multiline Strings in GitHub Actions

It is common in a pipeline to have operational steps share data. Typically that’s in the form of an output from one step, and an input to another step. With GitHub Actions, this might be trickier t...

systemd Time Spans in Go

One of the consistent features of systemd is how it deals with time spans. A common usage of systemd time spans is when you’re getting journal log events. It’s typical to invoke something similar t...

Beware of kubectl's -t (--tty) Option

I see this all over the place in documentation, blog posts, scripts, articles, etc: kubectl exec -it my-pod -- do_something_here These type options have the following help text: -i, --stdin=f...

Search Through Azure Locations and Their Names

When you’re working with the Azure CLI, locations are one of the most commonly used parts of commands you have to write. Some of them are really easy to remember, like eastus. But others may be a l...

Access the OS Disk from an Inaccessible Azure Linux VM

When working with Linux VMs in Azure, there can be a few situations where your VM is not accessible. Say, for instance, you receive an OS provisioning timeout error. This is just one example, but i...

Azure Linux VM SSH Error - Permission denied (publickey)

When you are working with Linux VMs (IaaS) in Azure, the most common way to access the VM is through Secure Shell (SSH). A common issue when you’re trying to SSH into your Linux VM for the first ti...

AKS StorageClass Objects and Provisioners

Storage (typically) plays a large role in software systems. With Kubernetes that is, of course, no different. The way Kubernetes handles storage can be a little confusing, especially in cloud-provi...

Azure CLI Tips and Tricks

As a software engineer, I’m working with Azure on a daily basis. Like most things in my daily computing life, I choose the terminal (and keyboard) over a GUI (and mouse). My development and interac...

Azure Active Directory Service Principals and Permissions from the Azure CLI

A lot of us, especially in the non-Windows world, rely heavily on the Azure CLI to do our day-to-day jobs: As engineers, developers, administrators, etc. When dealing with Azure, you are destined t...