k8s service externalIPs vs NodePort in GKE

I’ve seen discussions on this topic scattered around the internet, so the idea of this post is to gather them all (at least, the most useful of them – imho) into 1 single chart, so they can be easily understood from a bird eyes’ view. The illustration below shows how 2 types of service can […]

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I have a number of git repos on remote systems (e.g. GitLab) where my laptop’s pub key is already registered for a certain other account not associated with the aforementioned git repos. Thus, I usually have to GIT_SSH_COMMAND=’ssh -i <path/to/some/private/key>’ git <command> so as to communicate with these repos under the correct identity. I might […]


make a string url-safe

When running devops scripts (among other things), we often need to get a url-safe representation of an arbitrary string. This is commonly known as “url slug” by the average netizens. As my JavaScript is better than my bash, and npx is more universally available than my capability to master both Windows and Linux shell scripts, […]

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Explain SPF like I’m 12

Say, you have just registered your own domain name: “myawesomedomain.com”, and a geek friend of yours says “hey pal, you’ll need to pay someone, or set up your own server, to send emails out from that awesome domain. Lemme do it for you!”

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Ownership is forever a golden indicator of the success of any project. In plain English: You simply cannot deliver without owning… your deliverables. Good business owners hire managers who own their own team’s KPI. Excellent business owners hire managers who own the entire corporate’s KPI, but know well enough when to or not to step […]

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