• Show current Kubernetes context in the menu bar

    2 min read

    kubernetes context macos tray icon

    Some commands might be safe to execute while connected to some environments, but can definitely break stuff is applied to the wrong Kubernetes cluster. However, having to execute kubectl config current-context too ofter to make sure we are connected to the right cluster is no fun either.

    With kubectx tray we can have a small icon on the tray bar to help us identify what's the current cluster.


  • Install awstools on a Mac

    4 min read

    AWS awstools

    awstools is a CLI tool that provides a small set of commands to manage the most commonly EC2 resources. It's installation it's not hard since it is a python script that has a list of dependencies on the requirements.txt file, but now it's even easier on Mac since there is a tap available


  • Install minikube on an Apple M1 without Docker Desktop

    4 min read

    minikube docker colima apple M1 arm64

    If you try to install minikube on an Apple M1 you will face that some hypervisors doesn't support arm64 yet. Using Docker Destop, on the other hand, has recently changed it's license so it might not be suitable to you

    $ minikube start
    😄  minikube v1.26.1 on Darwin 12.5.1 (arm64)  Automatically selected the parallels driver. Other choices: ssh, qemu2 (experimental)
      Exiting due to DRV_UNSUPPORTED_OS: The driver 'parallels' is not supported on darwin/arm64
    $ minikube start --driver docker
    😄  minikube v1.26.1 on Darwin 12.5.1 (arm64)  Using the docker driver based on user configuration
    💣  Exiting due to PROVIDER_DOCKER_NOT_RUNNING: "docker version --format -" exit status 1: Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///Users/jordiprats/.rd/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?
    💡  Suggestion: Start the Docker service
    📘  Documentation: https://minikube.sigs.k8s.io/docs/drivers/docker/

    There are several alternatives to Docker Desktop but the one that I found more convenient and easier to install is Colima



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