Modern workload identity with SPIFFE & Trust Domains

Aug 12 2022 - A workload is a running instance of an application. Workload identities are how workloads trust and get trusted by each other. Workloads need to communicate with other workloads to function and, in doing so, need a mechanism to prove their identity to others. Read on External Site

Creating a DIY offline YouTube watch list with Inoreader, yt-dlp, Zapier, GitHub Actions and Dropbox

Jul 15 2022 - Earlier this week I was sitting on the tube (London metro) and found myself doing something that I wish I didn’t. I scrolled through the pages of installed apps on my phone aimlessly waiting for the WiFi to connect again at the next station1. Read

Authorizing requests with embeddable logic programming DSLs

May 8 2021 - Over the past 18 months I’ve become interested in the idea of standardizing authorization checks in software. This interest started when using Open Policy Agent (OPA) as an admission controller for Kubernetes environments at work two years ago. Read

About 7 days of Racket

Mar 6 2021 - I decided to spend a few hours over the course of about 2 weeks playing with Racket. I suppose these were my reasons for doing this: Read

How we built a company & culture around continuous change

Jan 22 2021 - Jetstack has tripled in size over the last 3 years. Our team is now 35 strong and works from 7 countries - 4 more than this time last year. Read on External Site

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Dec 27 2020 - Still at home with my parents and Alfie the dog for Christmas. Here is a photo of the Cromarty Firth, looking Northwest towards Dingwall taken from the Black Isle. Read

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Dec 20 2020 - I’m on holiday! ☃️ I’m now back at home home on the Black Isle. I went for a few laps of Highgate Hill and found a new route back down through the Hilldrop Estate. Read

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Dec 13 2020 - I’ve been working my way through every single Spotify 2020 Unwrapped playlist I can get my headphones on! It’s exciting as it’s the one chance in the year to break the filter bubble Spotify puts one in - or at least get a highlight reel of someone else’s filter bubble. Read

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Dec 6 2020 - My lemon scented geranium is dying. Deep Rock Galactic has been a lot of fun this week (it’s still on Xbox Games Pass). Initially I wasn’t particularly excited by the game, the first few missions were pretty repetitive and I didn’t like not being able to play same the mission again when we failed. Read

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Nov 29 2020 - At work I’m working on something to process a list of related Kubernetes objects into a graph structure. The edges in the graph need to be described in a flexible way. Read