(I don’t usually talk about the “show on the show,” but I’m trying something new here - quicker, smaller, hopefully daily things. Hopefully if I have smaller parts flowing through the system, it’s more sustainable. This will be longer than I’m hoping it’ll usually be as I have to clear out the inboxes.)
Everything I know about platform operations and platform as a product
Tanzu Talk: Everything I know about platform operations and platform as a product
- Catch-up on my week-daily broadcasts here: Tanzu Talk - YouTube.
- Live broadcasts around 11:10am Amsterdam time, M-F.
- Trying an Apple One trial. If I cancel Spotify and Dropbox, it might be “worth it,” esp. if we get value from Apple News and Apple Arcade.
- The Pivotal-now-Tanzu voice: “we’re all just humans here,” that is, more on genuine than polish.
- Bear is fine. I think using * for italics is simply wrong (clearly, it’s bold as the underscore is a way of simulating underlining which is a way of simulating italics), but I can see past that. (In Bear you can do both, * is the default, though.)
- Atomic Habits is actually a good book, as self-help books go. Listen to it on 2x speed and you got it.
- I think a lot about the demons and gods in Buddhism. There’s something there that’s missed with all the Western mindfulness.
- From the therapist this week: (1.) Accept that I don’t need to, like, to be around people much instead of feeling bad about it. (2.) Find the limit of how much time I can have alone without my family getting annoyed.
- Living that Apple-lifestyle. I ordered a big, expensive iPad. I would really like my life and work to be the kind you’s need to have to make an iPad work. We’ll see!
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- This somehow says that finance/budgeting is the constraint. Not sure where it says that, proves it, but states it in the conclusion. Nonetheless, a fun looking method to find bottlenecks. The discussion of customer awareness/adoption is an insightful thing to throw into the fill value stream: if customers/users aren’t aware of a new feature, thus don’t use it, you have a bottleneck!
- Open source is the way - ‘Should Akri gain enough momentum, Goldenring said Microsoft will hand over control of the project to a community governed foundation in the Kubernetes ecosystem.’
- No one knows what they’re doing, but people get shit done nonetheless - ‘Humanity is divided into two: on the one hand, those who are improvising their way through life, patching solutions together and putting out fires as they go, but deluding themselves otherwise; and on the other, those doing exactly the same, except that they know it. It’s infinitely better to be the latter (although too much “assertiveness training” consists of techniques for turning yourself into the former).’
- Wow. - ‘Earlier this week, announcing third-quarter results so abysmal they prompted a 25 per cent crash in company value, Klein admitted the strategy was not working’
- Tibco acquiring Information Builders - ‘The takeover deal, said by Reuters to worth about $1bn, was justified because it offers Tibco the opportunity to “access to a broader set of analytics and technology,” said Dan Streetman, chief executive officer at Tibco. “The blend of our two companies, with strong and complementary capabilities, will further unlock the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions.”’
- Cloud Foundry on kubernetes - ‘“In April, I took over the job. I said: ‘Listen, our community has a new North Star. It’s to go take the Cloud Foundry developer experience and get that thing re-platformed onto Kubernetes. No more delay, no more diversity of thought here. It’s time to make the move,’ ” Childers said (with a chuckle). “And here we are. It’s October, we have our ecosystem aligned, we have major project releases that are fulfilling that vision. And we’ve got a community that’s very energized around it continuing the work of progressing this integration with a bunch of cloud-native projects.”’
- Pay decisions, manager tools - ‘This means that, in theory at least, managers should benefit from the automation of mundane tasks and the support provided by ‘technology augmentation’ even if it means significant changes to their job spec — as long as such ideas are thought-through; presented in a non-threatening way they can buy into, and finally that they are provided with appropriate levels of training to help them make the most of it.’