Constantly breaking things

At least that’s what the better half believes I’m constantly doing – I like to think I’m constantly improving things (and learning along the way of course). What’s broken/improved this time? Rancher out, kubespray in I’d replaced my manually deployed k8s cluster with a Rancher cluster, as the hassle of constantly updating the k8s components…

By Jonny 31st March 2020 0

Adding Google Services to an Amazon FireHD8 (Kids Edition)

Adding Google Services to an Amazon FireHD tablet can be done using the following steps: Enable installation from unknown sources. This is done in the Security & Privacy section of the tablet’s settings, and is listed as ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’. Download the following APK files from apkmirror.com Google Services Frameworkhttps://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-services-framework/google-services-framework-7-1-2-release/google-services-framework-7-1-2-android-apk-download/ Google Account Managerhttps://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-account-manager/google-account-manager-7-1-2-release/google-account-manager-7-1-2-android-apk-download/download/ Google…

By Jonny 26th December 2019 0

Hosting my own container registry

As per previous posts, I have a kubernetes cluster running at home, and also configured a local jenkins pipeline to create the container images I want to use. Recently I decided I’d like to have a look at using a different container registry instead the very standard docker-registry. To be honest, there wasn’t a lot…

By Jonny 5th November 2019 0

Installing a kubernetes cluster on CentOS

Nothing too exciting here – there are plenty of guides and instructions on how to install kubernetes on CentOS already. For my particular purposes though, I’m going to veer off the usual pathway taken and run my cluster as follows: 8 VMs running CentOS 7.6 split across 2 (oldish) Intel i5 NUCs 2 master nodes…

By Jonny 15th March 2019 0

Hockey results

A bit of hiatus from posting at the end of the year. There wasn’t really one particular reason for the lack of posting, but a combination of being busy with other stuff, i.e. getting presents sorted for Christmas etc. and also not really having much going on that was worth putting a post together for.…

By Jonny 4th January 2019 0

Some personal thoughts on IBM acquiring Red Hat

Sometimes Monday mornings aren’t the best part of the week, although having three children under 4 years old, it can sometimes be quite nice having an escape route to the office after a busy weekend. Monday 29th October can definitely be filed in the ‘unexpected’ category. It’s definitely not often that you wake up to…

By Jonny 7th November 2018 0

Boys and their toys: Beyblades

I’ve always liked my toys – you can probably tell that from reading some previous entries. Do I really need a multi-node Raspberry Pi kubernetes cluster for example? Not really, but it’s a fun thing to have and play with. Anyway, this post is not about my latest technology fetish – there will, I”m sure…

By Jonny 14th October 2018 0

Google Cloud Summit … done

I’ll answer the outstanding question from my previous entry straightaway. Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. However, when you’re one of 1500+ needing to be fed at roughly the same time, it’s not going to be a bespoke meal that will live long in the memory.  Starting off My day began,…

By Jonny 13th October 2018 1