Unpopular opinion alert (and Disclaimer)…
Call me old fashioned, but I thought two of the top tenets of open source were candor and goodwill. I thought it was good practice to contribute to a project before baking it into a product. This was often the case for open source friendly vendors. But, it feels like AWS came along and never got that memo. I feel like AWS has done a lot more taking and productizing (aka making AWS a trillion-dollar, with a T, business) than contributing back to open source.
Read more →Strong opinions, loosely held: is a state of mind I’ve been striving to achieve both personally and professionally. Coming from a military background, this is an incredibly hard thing to do. The Air Force, despite its rank and structure, optimized itself around free-thinking innovation. You could easily come in and punch the clock and leave at the end of the day in the Air Force. But, if you wanted to go further, it helped if you thought outside the box.
Read more →Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the DevOps is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
This song has been in my head all day as the US east coast has been coated in a blanket of frozen participation. We have not taken down our interior Christmas decorations yet either so that might be part of it too.
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