KubeCologne

Yesterday we had the first Kubernetes Conference in Cologne, KubeCologne.

With over 150 attendees and more than 15 session I hope we were able to present a good point of view on the current state of Kubernetes and the road ahead.

There was also ample time for networking and sharing – we really hope that people were able to learn a lot and get the information they were looking for.

Thanks a lot to all who joined us, our sponsors and our film crew!

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Marshmello concert

This February, Marshmello gave a live concert in-game at Pleasant Park.

It truly felt like a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment, where the worlds of gaming, music, and celebrity combined to create a virtual experience we’ve never quite seen before. (Nick Statt, The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/2/18208223/fortnite-epic-games-marshmello-concert-exciting-bizarre-future-music)

That was the beginning of something new and exciting! Behold the gamers!

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(Picture: Marshmello – https://twitter.com/marshmellomusic/status/1092820616367882240)

The Institute is financed!

Just received great news from the team at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling: The Dhagpo Institute is now fully financed!

My predecessor and the masters of his time brought their contribution through writing history: they planted the roots of Buddhism beyond the Himalayas and we are the result of that. In turn, we now have the opportunity to be part of history and contribute to developing the Buddha Dharma for future generations. So we have to roll up our sleeves!

(Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa)

Link to the full article: https://www.dhagpo.org/fr/actualites/1605-l-institut-est-finance

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GoDays 2019 in Berlin

This week we went to the GoDays in Berlin, a technical conference dedicated to Golang and the Gopher.

The conference had two tracks, full with great technical talks around developing in Go and running Go in public clouds or on Kubernetes; the keynote was delivered by Natalie Pistunovich (Fraudster) on The Importance of Beginners.

The organizer (Loovent) provided a great location with Factory Goerlitzer Park and went to great length to make sure that there was good food and ample opportunities for networking.

Highly recommended for 2020!

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

74 years ago, the German concentration camp at Oswiecim (Auschwitz) was liberated by the advancing Red Army, and the surviving prisoners freed.

Today we commemorate this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, lest we forget.

Never again!

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Photo: ZDFheute / Reuters (via Twitter)

Ford Kuga

This week’s car is a Ford Kuga ST-Line 4×4 EcoBoost (Ford Escape in the US); it’s a 4.5m by 2m behemoth and weighs almost 2 tons.

Clearly designed for suburbia, it’s not fun to drive in the inner city due to it’s long turns and poor maneuverability, and even less fun to park, as it’s wider and longer than most regular parking spaces. The interior though is very comfortable, with a high entry, very spacious seats and all assistance systems you could possibly think of.

It’s definitely a car that you can drive well into your 70s.

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Muy Lento

After their stellar concert in Valencia and the end of the Tu y Yo tour, Adexe y Nau have released a new song on YouTube, Muy Lento.

What a great song! I had it on repeat from the day it was released (1/18) and it’s going strong to reach its first million views soon.

If you haven’t yet, give it a listen!

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Valencia

Over the weekend I spent time in Valencia, at the Mediterranean Sea, to attend a concert, but this will be a separate entry.

I was totally surprised at what great a city Valencia is! As a tourist and business traveler I have spent considerable time in Barcelona and Madrid, but never really in any other Spanish or Catalan city; this is definitely something that I’ll need to change in the future.

The Arts and Sciences complex in the old river bed of River Turia is an astonishing piece of architecture and the nearby opera has a first class auditorium; all waiting to be explored in more detail.

From the weekend I still have an image of the wonderful true blue sky in my heart and will definitely come back!

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Shoplifters

The year is still very young, but it already has a new favorite movie, Shoplifters.

Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese movie, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, that won the Palme d’Or at last years’ festival in Cannes.

In a nutshell, the file is about families, adopted and real, and the bond that forges – great cinematography and even better storyline.

Highly recommended and definitely a must-see!

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Best wishes for the coming year 2019!

All of us may not be related to each other by blood.

Nevertheless, because we have a similar cause, similar aspirations and wishes, we are bound by that.

We are bound by what we practice, by what we aspire to.

Therefore, we are all another family for each other.

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (via EMail, from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling)

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