The Regular Virtanen, A Software Industry Thought Follower
KubeCon CloudNativeCon Europe 2023: A Galvanization
April 24, 2023
One of the keynotes at the KubeCon CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 started with the song Galvanize by The Chemical Brothers, which was not only appropriate with...
You Need a System Against Biases, Knowing About Them Doesn't Help
March 19, 2023
Introduction Perhaps the biggest pitfall about cognitive biases is that knowing about the biases does nothing to prevent them. In fact, it seems that the...
A Collection of My Recent LinkedIn Posts
March 16, 2023
Some time ago I decided to become active in LinkedIn. Don't ask why. I knew it was going to be a mistake and it was a mistake. The posts get some attention...
Update: You Can Access AWS Console With A Yubikey Without Hacks
January 31, 2023
In an earlier email I said that AWS's support for Yubikeys is a bit clunky and specifically that AWS Console (The Web UI (yet another instance of AWS's...
I Would Strongly Recommend Hardware MFAs ... But
January 10, 2023
In my small foray into the domain of cyber security I've had the opportunity to be introduced to the concept of security theater. Security theater are stuff...
Application Security Was Always Your Responsibility, DevSecOps Didn't Change That
January 6, 2022
I’ve been part of development teams that have transformed themselves into the DevOps culture and lately, DevSecOps. In a nutshell, DevOps means that instead...
Keeping Things Simple is not Always Simple, If Ever
June 13, 2021
Looking at our AWS bills, there was one particular line that stood out like a sore thumb. Data transfer. It seemed way out of proportion. “Doh!” I hear you...
Please Stop Mentioning the Dunning-Kruger Effect
April 17, 2021
Announcements and apologies I haven't written in a while, but that's mainly because I'm in the middle of switching jobs and it's pretty over-whelming right...
If You Leave an Exception Handler Untested, You're Part of the Problem
March 19, 2021
Announcements When I decided to create this newsletter, I honestly rationalised it by this being a basically a newsletter to my friends and acquaintances....
When I Debugged a NodeJS Problem That Froze Our Production
March 13, 2021
Hello to all subscribers (3) of this newsletter. Today I'm going to talk about a production problem I debugged some time ago. I'm not sure if there's a moral...
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