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.

Android For GitOps Writing Workflow

My sister got me a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard for Christmas! What makes me truly excited about this gift is the mental exercise of using my Android phone as a content creation device. It’s a bit of a stretch, but with this kind of powerful technology in our pockets, we should be able to leverage these devices more productively. My writing workflow is focused around markdown stored in git (backed by Gitlab or Github), rendered using Hugo, and leveraging Netlify’s platform for integration and deployment.

Darksky..and Alternatives

Recently Dark Sky has announced it is being acquired by Apple. With that acquisition, the Android and Web app will be discontinued by July 2020, and the API by the end of 2021. I appreciate that they are giving some time for people to find alternatives, especially on the API side, where I know apps and sites have built heavy integrations with Dark Sky. I am disappointed that Apple is shutting down this innovative app for everyone except Apple customers.

Github Archive Program

Want to preserve your writing and code for future generations? Then check out the Github Archive Program at https://archiveprogram.github.com/. Github will archive all active public Github repos for storage in the arctic that is estimated to last 1,000 years. It’s a cool way to preserve the technology and culture around open source,and also a great way for you to be able to save your content off for the far future.

2020 Resolutions

I don’t normally set myself new years resolutions, but with 2019 being a bit trying, I’m giving it a shot this year. Perhaps I’m just reaching a life stage of being a bit more reflective, and also wanting to be more purposeful in life. Write More: Given the long-term trajectory I which my career to take, I need to make sure my writing skills are honed in. Practice is be best way to do, either in the form of this blog, social media posts, or personal journal writing.
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