Wow. Almost two months since my last post. Two strangish months during which I have felt like I have fallen off the mission wagon and yet have still put in a lot of reading and studying.
I think part of the problem is a lack of focus. At the beginning of the year it was a case of head down, study for AWS certifications. I had planned to roll straight into AWS Sysops but didn’t for two reasons. Firstly I was studied/exam’d out. Secondly, I currently work in a GCP world and without any private AWS stuff going on was concerned that anything I learnt would instantly be forgotten through lack of use.
So I have not done that and have not done any GCP studying or certification either for similar reasons.
What have I done since last post? Well, as per that last post, I attended a brilliant hands-on Kubernetes course (free!) run by Google and Jetstream. I also attended the Pipeline conference which amongst other things has inspired me to do a talk sometime soon.
I have kept reading too. I felt the need to finally read The Lean Enterprise. It felt like a collection of ideas brought together in one place for enterprise level convenience – which was probably the point. Some great ideas in it though.
I have also been re-reading Building Microservices – probably my favourite book since I started down this path, along with the DevOps Handbook. I have probably read the former’s testing chapter three times.
So what next? I have not got my hands dirty for a while. Time to re-read Python books and build something. I know I said that last post too. I have also got an AWS Summit to go to. There will also be more reading – a bit of this . I am also thinking of revisiting The Art of Monitoring to find out if my “out of depth” moment comes a bit later second time around.
God, I love Infinity War. Standards-wise, surpassing modern Star Wars easily.
I have missed running. Started again, very slowly. Thought about blogging it -everyone loves a good exercise blog don’t they? And then thought better of it.
Finally, many years too late I have discovered The Replacements. Watch!