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Comment: I used to think yes, but not so much (Score 4, Insightful) 288

by nick_danger (#41437405) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Install Their Software Themselves?
There was a time in my career that I'd have said yes, the developers make the most sense as they are the only ones that really understand the process. But now I know that's exactly the problem with having developers doing the installs. For a production system you need to have a well defined process that produces repeatable results. The only way to ensure that is to have a separation of duties, whether it's an administrator that's being intelligent hands for a human-readable script, or is simply kicking off a developer provided computer readable script.

Comment: Re:Have a great trip! (Score 1) 1095

by nick_danger (#30219714) Attached to: Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
I spent a month there a year ago; the trains are the best. Anywhere my wife and I wanted to go, there were two trains an hour. We never worried about transportation on the far end; you can nearly always find a cab even in the sticks. TfL's London Transport Museum is off the beaten path, and has a fair amount of cool stuff.

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