Zero to Hero Weekly | Issue 24 | “Following Your Passion” Is Hardly Enough

We've all heard the saying “follow your passion ” when finding a career that we'll love. But the truth is, it can be challenging.

Follow your passions, but is that enough? (generated by Midjourney)

Welcome to the 24th issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.

It's been a while since my last newsletter, but I'm excited to get back into a regular cadence of sending updates. I know, I know… that’s what I said last time, too, yet starting with this one, I am planning to be more consistent.

I hope the new year has started amazingly for you. To be fair, the year started really amazing for me. Here are some of the highlights:

A Trip to Hawaii 🎅

But the highlight of the year was our trip to Hawaii. It was a week with near-zero technology and full of nature. It was utterly recharging.

The beautiful landscapes and friendly locals made for a truly remarkable experience. While there, I even saw a cute little lizard that I just had to snap a video of. I call him Jerry, say “hi” to him 🙂:

Jerry the Lizard

Keep Your Secrets Secret With Aegis

I am excited to have released Aegis this weekend.

Aegis: keep your secrets

Aegis is an open source Secrets Store that provides secrets to workloads securely at runtime without requiring a pod restart.

Essential features that make Aegis unique are:

  • Kubernetes-first design
  • Minimal footprint
  • Hassle-free deployment
  • And overall, a delightful user experience.

With Aegis, you can rest assured that your sensitive data is always secure and protected. Check out Aegis on GitHub for details.

With a caveat that Aegis is still a work in progress. I am improving its feature set; however, it is still technically an alpha product. Therefore any part of it can change at any time. Use it at your own risk.

But while there, if you share your stars on GitHub, I’d be delighted ❤️.

Mastodon Anyone?

I also put together a guide for those looking to create and manage their Mastodon instances.

I have been a part of Hachyderm Mastodon instance for a couple of months so far, and I can confidently say that it’s a breeze of fresh air after all the birdsite madness. I am never going back to Twitter!

I also have created my own single-user Mastodon instance, where I share many helpful for those interested. So if you like these newslettes, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the Mastodon instance too.

Random Thought of the Week

I have wondered why the adage “follow your passion” does not always work and why it has this uncanny, misleading nature.

We've all heard the saying “follow your passion ” when finding a career that we'll love. But the truth is, it can be challenging.

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