Quotes

“We have let consequence after consequence take us by surprise. Then we have tried our remedies belatedly. And exactly the same thing is happening in regard to every other improvement in locomotion and communication.” - H. G. Wells


@QuinnyPig: Consulting observation: The best architectures emphasize quick recovery. The worst architectures try to make failure impossible.


@SwiftOnSecurity: If you measure security by what you stop users from from doing, your yardstick is bureaucracy.


@SwiftOnSecurity: Users with well-managed computers that provide them the tools they need rarely ever try to download software at all.


@SwiftOnSecurity: Frontline workers often know the core problems and just aren’t given the time to work on them. I operated my entire career without a single custom dashboard.

@halvarflake: “metrics fixation leads to a diversion of resources away from frontline producers toward managers, administrators, and those who gather and manipulate data.”


Stephen Hawking: “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”


Gabe Weatherhead: "A sufficiently complex system of tags is indistinguishable from a pile of crap."


Steve Jobs: "Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them"


You can’t reason someone out of something they didn’t reason themselves into in the first place. @UnburntWitch


“The saints were his friends, and blessed him; the monsters were his friends, and guarded him.” - Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame


@QuinnyPig: "If you have a heavyweight change management process, your organization is almost certainly a shit carnival full of weasels" isn't exactly what they say, but it captures the gist.


cjyar @hangops Any dev can run a hobby linux box in their basement. But administering an Internet-facing server is a different skill set. It’s difficult to explain that to many devs. That’s IT. And (almost) any IT worker can write code. But maintaining a software product with releases, backwards compatibility, and good security is hard. Not all IT people get that, either. DevOps is hard because you have to be at least competent at both. I’m trying to say that I agree that an experienced DevOps person can pick up k8s or AWS on the job. A junior DevOps has a lot to learn, so if they already know k8s that’s great.