Markus Cisler


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a systems engineer from Hamburg.

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WWDC 2018

With no expectations at all, yesterday’s keynote was alright. The good parts:

  • Dark mode in macOS
  • Grouped notifications in iOS
  • Notification actions in iOS

I really wanted them to show new AirPods on stage or at least have them include the new AirPower charging case with every AirPod purchase. Didn’t happen. Let’s wait for the next Apple event then.

KubeCon 2018

This week part of the mytaxi platform team and I have been to Copenhagen for KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2018.

My focus for this conference was to learn more about monitoring in cloud native environments. Here’s an incomplete list of talks I attended and thought to be useful.

  • What’s Up With All the Container Runtimes (on YouTube)

    An overview about the history of containers and how they came to be. Afterwards I also knew what the difference between CRI and OCI is.

  • How to export Prometheus metrics from just about anything (on YouTube)

    Fast-paced talk about implementing Prometheus exporters in Go.

  • Jenkins X: Easy CI/CD for Kubernetes (on YouTube)

    The next version of Jenkins, Kubernetes first. Kind of an overall bootstrapping tool for new projects with opinionated defaults, not sure if you can change that.

  • Autoscale your Kubernetes Workload with Prometheus (on YouTube)

    Since Kubernetes 1.8 it is possible to scale pods using the custom metrics API. As an example this talk shows how to scale a blog using request counts reported by Prometheus.

  • Prometheus Deep Dive (on YouTube)

    Q&A session with some of the core Prometheus developers. Made me aware of Thanos for long term storage and HA setups of Prometheus.

Very nice experience overall, would attend again. 5/7


At the end of 2016 we decided we’re ready to take care of a cat. We looked at eBay Kleinanzeigen and found Oskar who then moved in with us in the beginning of 2017.

Oskar when he was 2 months old
Oskar when he was 2 months old

He was 8 weeks old when we got him, that is why he missed some education in social behaviour. Just what cats learn when playing with their siblings. Probably it was also us missing the opportunity to educate him correctly. He started jumping at us and hurting us with it.

Early 2018 Samson joined our family. Oskar was unbelievably happy when we first opened the living room door behind which Samson was getting to know his new surroundings.

Samson, sleeping
Samson, sleeping

They play with each other, clean each other, sleep next to each other. It makes me very happy they get along. Also Oskar changed his personality — he is super chill and cuddles a lot, no more jumping or hurting involved.
That is the best part.