Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.2 - The Intellectual Conscience

By “intellectual conscience” I think he means: thinking for oneself rather than group-think. I thought this was interesting: I mean to say: the majority do not find it contemptible to believe this or that, and live accordingly, without ascertaining in advance what speaks for and against it, and without even bothering to do so after the fact. This is what I did for most of my life. In my experience, this is true for more religious/conservative circles because there’s a built in skepticism and fear of questioning beliefs.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.1 - The Teachers of the Purpose of Life

Notes & Quotes from Book 1, Pt. 1 The Teachers of the Purpose of Life All men, whether good or evil, have one aim in life: “the preservation of the human race.” An interesting proposition. This reminds me of how the Left views the Right as evil, and vice versa, yet the aim of both is the same. They both believe their policies and values are what’s necessary for human prospering and preservation.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Prelude

Notes & Quotes from ‘Jest, Trick and Revenge’ - Prelude in German Rhymes. 4. Dialogue A: I was sick and then got better? I don’t even know my doctor! How could I forget all that? B: Only now do you recover: Health returns when you forget. Is he saying: “There are some beliefs (such as religious beliefs) that damage us so greatly, one can only recover from them by distancing oneself from them, to the point where one forgets them entirely.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Preface

The first line of the preface made me laugh: Perhaps more than one preface would be necessary for this book; and after all it might still be doubtful whether anyone could be brought nearer to the experiences in it by means of prefaces, without having himself experienced something similar. (7) As though he were saying: all the prefaces in the world wouldn’t be enough to understand this book. One must experience self-emancipation for themself.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Introduction

Started reading Nietzsche’s “The Joyous Science”. Here are my notes/quotes from the introduction that stood out. Accordingly, the conditions for flourishing and self-actualization will vary widely from one person to the next. This in turn means that individuals cannot rely unthinkingly on their own socialization or inherited traditions in order to determine how best to actualize their own potential, since the customs and traditions in question are not sufficiently tailored to the individual case.

Traefik Ingress Issue With Port Binding

Working through the Building a Continuous Deployment Pipeline Using LKE, Helm, and Gitlab guide from Linode, I ran into an interesting (and new) problem. In the section on installing Traefik, I couldn’t get my NodeBalancer’s external-IP to show after running: helm upgrade --install traefik traefik/traefik \ --create-namespace --namespace traefik \ --set "ports.websecure.tls.enabled=true" \ --set "providers.kubernetesIngress.publishedService.enabled=true" It kept telling me my external-IP was <pending>. kubectl get svc -n traefik traefik NAME TYPE CLUSTER-IP EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S) AGE traefik LoadBalancer 10.

VIM Cheat Sheet

When I first started learning about Linux and working with the command line, nano was my go-to, in-terminal text editor. It wasn’t complicated to use, which was nice, and it allowed me to focus more on what I was learning without needing to Google a bunch of stuff just to use VIM. Over time, though, I’ve been converted. There are a lot of helpful cheat sheets out there, but I wanted to create my own that I could keep updated as I learn more useful key-strokes and commands.

Kubernetes - Nginx Exposed With Loadbalancer

The first thing I tried doing in my effort to learn more about Kubernetes (using LKE, specifically) was to create a default NGINX page and expose it via a LoadBalancer (NodeBalancer). I had no idea how to go about this, initially. I eventually figured out, though, how to accomplish this using YAML files I found on the kubernetes.io website, as well as from a random YouTube video, which was helpful. What I am only now just realizing is that this can literally be done in two steps (without YAML files):

Adding a Persistent Volume to My Kubernetes Cluster

I added a PVC, then updated my deployment file to add the mount point and volume info. volumeMounts: - mountPath: "/mnt/data/images" name: nothing-volume volumes: - name: nothing-volume persistentVolumeClaim: claimName: nothing-pvc However, that didn’t work. According to my pod logs, the volume couldn’t attach because it was already attached to a different pod. I think that’s because I have 3 replicas. When I rolled out the new deployment, one of the pods just hung out in ContainerCreating:

Getting more familiar with Kubernetes and LKE (Linode Kubernetes Engine)

A few weeks ago I started studying Kubernetes using the Certified Kubernetes Administrator course in O’Reilly (by Sander Van Vugt). We started offering LKE (Linode Kubernetes Engine) at Linode in Spring of 2020, and it’s been a thorn in my side not understanding it well enough, being in Customer Support. It’s true that the only portion of LKE that’s “Managed” is the Control Plane. However, I didn’t feel I knew enough about Kubernetes to understand the difference between what we manage and what was the customer’s responsibility.