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The end is Gemi-nigh
591 implied HN points
26 Feb 24
Google's rollout of AI technology like Gemini shows a lack of internal coherence, leading to confusion among users.
Despite controversies and criticisms, Google has a culture of acknowledging issues and striving to improve, driven by fear of tarnishing its brand.
Public embarrassment often pushes Google to take action and refine its products, demonstrating a reactive and risk-averse approach.
Tech the Heck? - CloudTruth
2069 implied HN points
19 Feb 24
Explaining complex tech products in simple language is important for understanding and adoption.
Developers may value different aspects of a tech product compared to business decision-makers, causing a mismatch in communication.
CloudTruth focuses on managing crucial configuration data, highlighting the importance of precision in language and clear communication.
Cynicism is the mind-killer
5322 implied HN points
09 Feb 24
Cynicism can be damaging in the tech industry.
Maintain a focus on celebrating the good things in the tech world.
Uplifting positive projects and technologies helps them grow.
Take on the Kubernetes Resume Challenge
3104 implied HN points
14 Feb 24
The Cloud Resume Challenge community is launching a Kubernetes Challenge throughout March to help individuals build their Kubernetes skills by deploying a basic e-commerce website.
The challenge focuses on learning the operations of a K8s cluster such as configuration, scaling, monitoring, and persistence, offering guidance to prevent going off track.
Participants will work through the challenge together over 4 weeks in the CRC Discord server, with special incentives for those who complete it.
Google is a giant squid wearing Mickey Mouse gloves
12419 implied HN points
12 Jan 24
Google's actions in the tech world often lead to misunderstandings and memes.
Job stability in the tech industry can be uncertain, impacted by larger forces beyond individual control.
New tech gadgets like the Rabbit R1 may offer a solution for reducing dependence on smartphones.
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3252 implied HN points
06 Feb 24
Infrastructure as Code
Different cloud providers have different approaches to Infrastructure-as-Code.
There is a need for tools that can migrate configurations to idiomatic Infrastructure-as-Code templates.
New configuration languages like Pkl are emerging to address frustrations with existing options.
"Here's the sad state of the cloud"
3696 implied HN points
22 Jan 24
The cloud landscape is shifting from big hyperscalers to more specialized services like standalone databases and DIY cloud-in-a-box.
Using tools like Nightshade to protect art from being exploited by AI may not be the best strategy, focusing on creating original, high-quality art is key.
Google, despite criticism, remains a significant player in the tech industry, seen as a symbol of intellectual prowess and innovation.
Leaving Google Cloud
4878 implied HN points
03 Jan 24
Leaving a familiar job for the unknown can be both challenging and exhilarating.
At times, there may not be a clear, traditional career path to follow, and you might need to create your own unique journey.
Prioritizing creating things that bring joy to people can drive your career decisions and future goals.
Wait, is cloud bad?
7244 implied HN points
24 Oct 23
DHH believes established companies that can amortize capital investments should reconsider the cloud
Different types of companies require different approaches to cloud vs. data center
Switching back from the cloud to data center may bring back old problems that cloud solutions had addressed
Calm down about Service Weaver
1478 implied HN points
03 Mar 23
Service Weaver is not a magic solution like some past middleware frameworks
Distributed systems are complex and need careful consideration, especially in the cloud
Service Weaver offers potential for Kubernetes deployments with Golang-first focus