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Comment: This is what Ops is really about (Score 1) 147 147

"The key was having a consistent approach to system management, which begins with a well-defined Standard Operating Environment (SOE). Additionally, Glantz has defined a lifecycle management plan that describes the lifecycle of how Linux will be used at Ikea for the next seven years."

And why I regard DevOps as a disaster in the making. While "DevOps" isn't bad for small companies, like ones I've worked for, where you 'wear many hats' or a rapidly moving R and D environment it is very dangerous in a real production environment. Of course clueless management will use "DevOps" as a cost cutting measure and then after the disaster fire everyone and outsource everything, often with even worse results, for what is essentially bad management.

But hey, they were Agile, Nimble, flexible, idiot sourced, and buzz word compliant.

Comment: Why can Greece destroy the global economy? (Score 3, Interesting) 357 357

I keep asking this question and no one seems to have a good answer. How can an economy as small as Greece's; or for that matter Italy's and Spain's; send global markets and economies as big as Germany and the US into a tailspin? There is somethings very wrong with our financial and economic policies. All this tight binding of economies and fifnacial systems seems to be a recipe for disaster.

Comment: Luckily no one died (Score 0) 267 267

A mid-air collision or some one on the ground who gets killed by the fire would have been manslaughter. Drone owners are idiots. News channels with helicopters ask permission and coordinate, and the Forest Service does so as they are mandated to respect freedom of the press. We need to license drones just like we do light aircraft and require training. Get rid of the idiots.

Comment: How are they getting their metrics? (Score 1) 125 125

Really. Did they do a controlled study? How did they factor in the complexity of the problem domain, the experience of their developers, the efficiency of their tools etc.? Or is this just another buzz word compliant"'it worked for me marketing gimmick? Does it scale based on project and team size? What about global projects where the team may be in Europe, N. America, and Asia? How did they control for those factors?

Sorry, it sounds like crap to me.

Comment: Uber != car sharing (Score 5, Insightful) 176 176

They are a global taxi service with centralized command and control. A taxi service which does not want to be treated as a taxi service. The only difference is they use a smart phone app as a dispatcher.

They lie about what they are and elicit sympathy for the 'little guy' to rip off the little guy. I will use the independents instead, thank you.

Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra

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