ChromeOS Linux Out of Beta

Linux support for ChromeOS has been great. But the “Beta” moniker has always been a bit concerning. Google I/O this year claims that it was going to be out of beta soon. Although suppose to happen by may, I just noticed it with ChromeOS release 92 this month. Great news alongside my CKA accomplishment! I encourage anyone who is even modestly technical to give the Linux ChromeOS experience a try The most important item is that, unlike the rest of the ChromeOS experience, anything done on the Linux layer and it’s apps are not automatically backed up.

Passed the CKA

I’ve passed the CKA certification! It’s been a while since I’ve obtained a certification. Reading about the CNCF’s Kubernetes certifications, I was quite excited that it’s a hands-on exam that required interactive with live clusters to demonstrate one’s knowledge. As part of Kubecon last year I purchased the exam at a discount. With the upcoming birth of my child, I wanted to make sure to have the certification done before my life is consumed by diapers and bottles.

PaperCSS, A More Human Interface

Browsing the Internet at random, I came across a great Hugo theme based on PaperCSS. The human feel of the typeface and layout really pulled me in. My desire is to make my blog approachable. So I begin with the theme, but overall will aim to make sure my content itself is approachable and easy to consume.

ChromeOS Linux (Chrostini) Error 58

With a recent update to 89.0.4389.82 of ChromeOS, there was also an update to the underlying container that hosts Linux. Normally if this happens it’s a relatively short process. However, a few days ago this took far longer, and ended up with a “Error starting penguin container: 58” message. Not helpful at all! Fortunately with some searching, I found the solution on Masaki Muranaka’s blog. The article is in Japanese, but fortunately Google translate was able to work well enough for me to get the steps necessary to fix the issue.

Kubernetes Logging with Grafana's Loki

Happy 2021! And to get the year started, let’s look at some modern logging stacks! I love modern application and stack observability. Anyone that remembers the old days of stringing together Nagios and Syslog into a cobbled-together stack can certainly sympathize. Now solutions exist that provide a more integrated experience across metrics, logs, and tracing. Today I’ll be concentrating on the logs component with Grafana’s Loki, and demonstrate that stack on a Civo k3s cluster.
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