Diagrams-as-code for Kubernetes.io

Mermaid is a Javascript-based diagramming and charting tool that uses Markdown-inspired text definitions and a renderer to create and modify complex diagrams. The main purpose of Mermaid is to help documentation catch up with development. https://github.com/mermaid-js/mermaid In my recent interview with Tim Bannister, Tim encouraged contributors to create more diagrams for the Kubernetes docs based…More

Write Open Source podcast with Tim Bannister, CNCF Top Documentarian, on contributing to the Kubernetes.io documentation

To get the podcast on your favorite podcast listening app, visit https://anchor.fm/write-open-source/episodes/Tim-Bannister-on-contributing-to-the-Kubernetes-io-documentation-e1c3pdi Podcast summary Tim Bannister is a Consultant at The Scale Factory, London, England. Tim is also a technical lead for the Kubernetes’ documentation special interest group (SIG), which looks after the https://kubernetes.io/ website and documentation. Tim briefly describes the role of chairs and…More

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Git: How to finish a PR for someone who is away on vacation

How to get a copy of someone else’s pull request from Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on Vimeo. Suppose you work with someone who is away for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. What if you need to make changes to their pull request and get them merged before they return? Prerequisites You and your colleague both have forks…More

Video: How to use Vale on the command line

How to use Vale on the command line from Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on Vimeo. NOTE: This is a silent video without narration. For the best viewing experience, maximize the screen and set the video quality to 720p. Here, using the Linux CLI shell prompt, I show you how to: Check out your working branch by using…More

I’m going to try making a podcast

I spend a lot of time thinking about the nature of my profession and the people I work with. Now, I’ve created a podcast so I have an excuse to talk to those people, ask all sorts of questions, and share interesting parts of the work! Write Open Source is going to be a behind-the-scenes…More

Disabled Parents and Starting a Business: A Few Essential Tips

I’m publishing the following post on behalf of Ed Carter, a retired financial planner and the founder of ablefutures.org. Ed offer tools, original articles, and other resources that will provide helpful financial information to members of the disabled community.  Ed says, “Many people are unaware of just how many options they have when it comes…More