Nothing profound this time.
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A conference I helped put together, DevOps Loop, is next week. I’m putting together my presentation “fear of change.” So far, I’m playing around with the notion of going over fear of change in more literary sources. There’s plenty to be said for that fear, and change, in the corporate world - I’ve written three books on the topic! But, the DevOps community doesn’t get much from, like, the English majors. We’ll see what transpires.
You should register for the conference, it’s free! It’s on October 4th and it should be, you know, a hoot.
BREAD AS A PLATFORM. Bread is life. The standard Dutch bread platform compared to Finish. What are the types of bread? When does bread become pizza? We start exploring the world of bread, in too much detail.
This week we discuss GitLab going public, review iOS 15 and a few more thoughts on remote work. Plus, should the EU impose a universal phone charger?
“Big acquisitions are tough and can slow down a company as the integration is being done. In general, VMware is a machine with a massive channel and skills in all of the areas it plays in. So it doesn’t need to make a big acquisition,” said Kerravala. “VMware can buy small technologies, tuck them into their company, and use the rest of the machine to gain market leadership.”
“When violence occurs in Wodehouse’s stories, it causes either no injury or much less than would be expected in real life, similar to the downplayed injuries that occur in stage comedy. Wodehouse also sometimes references violent imagery where there is no actual violence, for example in Thank You, Jeeves, chapter 14: "The poor old lad distinctly leaped. The cigarette flew out of his hand, his teeth came together with a snap, and he shook visibly. The whole effect being much as if I had spiked him in the trousering with a gimlet or bodkin”. By presenting an intentionally partial depiction of violence in comic situations and imagery, Wodehouse demonstrates that violence does not always need to be taken seriously and can be used to add amusement to a comic portrayal of existence.“
Changing requires control, not just coming up with and suggesting the right thing. ‘Without any real support from any other executive, our poor VP was tasked the impossible: digitalize the enterprise… but without any decision making power outside of his own department. How would you replace old things other use, when they really do not want your help (or even are afraid to lose their job due to “automatization”)?’
“Inner loop is the cycle an application developer goes through before he can share his application with anyone. He will typically code, run, test, debug, code more, run again, test more, maybe debug again, and on and on…. The outer loop is everything that can (and will) happen with that code after has been pushed into the version control system. From checking it out, building the runtime artifact (whatever that is), run continuous integration process, quality assurance, all the tests in possibly different environments, releases, promotions, deployments to non development environments.”
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Check out my three books on digital transformation stuff, for free! Also, don’t forget: register for and attend DevOpsLoop, Oct 4th.