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Comment: Re:Someone doesn't understand devops. (Score 1) 225

by Fastolfe (#46779603) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

Developers should grossly outnumber operations. If it doesn't, your ops people probably aren't doing enough automation. Depending on how important that scalability and automation is, you might want more "devops" types in your operations team than other companies. Truly large tech companies call this SRE and don't have a traditional ops role at all. So I'd say having your three-way split would be OK for some companies, but a two-way split between non-ops developers and dev-ops operations works well for others. Really anything that minimizes the rigid wall between the two sides and gives each visibility and influence into the other is good.

Comment: Re:whine (Score 2) 225

by Fastolfe (#46779383) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

I think the idea is to *find* good people that already have interests and skills that encompass the union of the two, and supplement the "good developers doing development" and "good operation guys doing operation stuff".

To be honest, I think a developer that has no interest in infrastructure is a developer that can't design a scalable, supportable service (you need to know how the infrastructure works in order to effectively use it). An ops person that has no interest in programming is an ops person that can't scalably support a service (who's going to build the automation and monitoring?). In my eyes a good balance is to have your "good developers doing development" supplemented with some "developers that know operations" to make sure they're designing things well. On the operations side, supplement "developers that know operations" with "operations people that know how to code" so they can work together to scale up automation, not staff, as a service grows. This is essentially how SRE works at many large tech companies.

Comment: Re:This is kinda gross. (Score 0) 564

by Guppy06 (#46672645) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

15 years of "everything's fine?" Or simply 15 years of employees quietly being passed over for promotion, implicitly encouraged to seek employment elsewhere, and not wanting to jeopardize a professional reference? Nobody ever lost a job by not complaining about their workplace environment.

Workplace discrimination and a hostile work environment are by their nature self-perpetuating and are often subtle enough to go unaddressed and unchecked for years as victims desire to avoid "rocking the boat" and jeopardizing both their present and future employment.

Any appearance of bigotry so high up the chain of command cannot be tolerated if an organization truly wishes to be inclusive. Letting him continue to hold his prior position of authority unchecked after his bigotry came to light was a mistake; promoting him simply compounded the long-festering problem.

Comment: Re:And yet they supported Obama (Score 2) 564

by Guppy06 (#46672191) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

We

Oooh, "grassroots!"

searched the federal campaign-contribution database and found that Yagan gave...$500 to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign who also opposed gay marriage at the time.

He also opposed preemptively bombing Iran and didn't choose Sarah Palin as a running mate. Most political candidates don't run on a single issue. Did the campaign check specifically have "Fuck the gays!" written in the memo?

According to Wikipedia, 7,001,084 people voted for Prop 8. Why do any of those people still have jobs? Shouldn’t they all be forced to resign?

Depends on if they all hypocritically run companies that claim to strive for diversity.

One reason why rich white guys like Eich are being targeted so viciously is that the many black churches who supported Proposition 8 — and, indeed, put it over the top — are out-of-bounds for criticism.

And since it's the only "reason" you listed it's the only reason that matters? Besides, unlike Eich here, "the black churches" (as well as churches of other, less sinister colors) have tended to recant prior support and joined organizations such as the NAACP working towards equality.

True, he didn’t support Prop 8 or other attempts to legally ban SSM (a strong signal at the time that his stated view was a lie),

Or, y'know, federalism.

Comment: Re:Freedom of political activism (Score 1) 1746

by Guppy06 (#46671187) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

With Mozilla giving benefits to same-sex couples and having outreach programs for homosexuals, it is hard to see how an anti-gay culture could build up.

Written policies, outreach programs and benefits such as maternity leave certainly haven't put an end to gender-based employment discrimination, but they do make a good whitewash.

And, it is impossible for such a culture to build invisibly

It doesn't need to be invisible, it just needs to avoid prosecution ("It's just a coincidence that H-1B's under the age of 30 were the best qualified candidates for the job.")

these days ideological hiccups regarding homosexuality are cast out.

Who gets "cast out" depends entirely on who's at the top.

If and when Eich harmed an employee, that employe could be unable to legally prove his case, but could easily make the case public, thus causing Eich's demise.

And that whistle-blower will never be hired by anybody else again. All future potential employers will "just happen" to find a better-qualified candidate than someone with a history of antagonizing their employers.

Ideas need to be debated based on their merits, not on punisment and reward.

"Meritable ideas" don't pay for rent or buy groceries. The CEO has, for all practical purposes, unlimited power to mete out punishment and reward, and with such great power must come great scrutiny.

The ballot is secret for a reason, and small donations should be secret too.

$1000 is more than the average American makes in a week.

Comment: Re:This is kinda gross. (Score 1) 564

by Guppy06 (#46671001) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

we are ALL bigots at one point or another

But we don't all drop $1k in support of our bigotry and then get all squirmy when asked if we still feel the same way. George Wallace was more repentant.

So tell me, the last time that you avoided going to church on the weekend, where you not a anti-religious bigot?

I don't support efforts to deny others the ability to worship if, when and how they choose.

How about when you voted I, or D, or R?

I don't support efforts to criminalize being a member of a political party.

And in this case, since Eich explicitly gave to a political group

A single-issue advocacy group that sought nothing other than to disenfranchise a minority.

rather than giving a speech, or protesting, or handing out flyers

He paid for the venues and the fliers.

Comment: Re:This is kinda gross. (Score 1) 564

by Guppy06 (#46670949) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

His employees were actually surprised to learn the information.

They weren't "his employees" until last week.

Seems he *didn't* act as you imagine he would

California law and written corporate policy would have kept him from acting on his prejudices overtly. Discrimination and a hostile work environment don't need to be written into the employee handbook to be present, especially when it goes all the way to the top.

Comment: Re:This is kinda gross. (Score 0) 564

by Guppy06 (#46669945) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

but I hate the idea of judging someone's employability based on how they vote.

And yet you would give the authority to hire, fire, and set policy to an unreformed bigot and hope it all works out for the best?

To save us some time, I'll get straight to a Hitler example, noting that Hitler personally played an important role in the design of the VW Beetle. But hippies can still drive Beetles without thereby supporting Hitler.

How many current Volkswagen executives and board members make political contributions to Nazis? We're not talking about divesting from ECMAScript here.

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