• Pulumi: Skipping Version Update Checks

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    pulumi environment variables PULUMI_SKIP_UPDATE_CHECK skip version check

    Pulumi provides an automatic version checking mechanism to inform users when a newer version of the CLI is available. When you run a Pulumi command, it checks for updates and displays a message if a newer version is found. This notification is helpful, especially if you want to stay current with the latest features and bug fixes.

    If we want want to get rid of this version check automatically we can use the PULUMI_SKIP_UPDATE_CHECK environment variable.


  • Apple Silicon's Rosetta: Selecting different architectures

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    apple sillicon m1 rosetta arch command

    On Apple Silicon-based Macs we have the arch command that will allow us to to run a selected architecture of a universal binary. By default, the operating system will select the architecture that most closely matches the processor type.

    The arch command can be used to alter the operating system's normal selection order.


  • kubebuilder:printcolumn - Adding back the AGE column

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    Operator-SDK kubebuilder printcolumn age

    If we use //+kubebuilder:printcolumn to add fields to print with kubectl get we'll notice that the AGE colum goes away with it. We can use an additional //+kubebuilder:printcolumn to add the AGE column back.


  • Pulumi: Setting passphase as an environment variable

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    Pulumi environment variable passphrase

    When creating a new pulimi stack you can set a passphase (--secrets-provider) so that both configuration secrets and secrets stored in the state file should be encrypted using a key derived from a passphrase: To be able to use pulumi up you'll have to provide this passphrase. If you don't want to provide it interactively, you can use an environment variable to set it.


  • Pushing metric to prometheus with Pushgateway

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    kubernetes prometheus Pushgateway

    Prometheus Pushgateway is a component of the Prometheus monitoring system that allows for the collection of time-series data that cannot be scraped: It allows you to push metrics instead of having to wait for prometheus to scrape them



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