Ever. Let me clarify. While CPU Load has value, it's interpretation depends on a thorough understanding of what it's actually indicating and why. It's no longer meaningful as performance indicator, because it suggests a physical CPU's ability to keep up with some processing load. This is easily grossly misinterpreted and misunderstood. Why is this a… Continue reading CPU Load Isn’t A Performance Indicator
Reduced a complex 11-page runbook to one command. Somebody insisted, "That's Impossible!" Yep, I've done the trivially impossible.
It's a bit dated, but apropos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFnUX4mURBI I'm not a runner... ...yet.
Then there was the one about the overbuilt-solution. We were a "Microsoft Shop". Windows NT4 was in full-swing. Virtualization was in its infancy. Leadership discouraged the exploration of "best of breed" solutions. Making things more useful by simplifying them wasn't permitted. This often meant that the alternative was interpreted as "not Windows."Windows was "the only… Continue reading The one with an overbuilt solution…
I had yet another audible alert trying to get my attention. Because I use several virtual desktops, and don't have everything avilable on screen all the time, and because developers don't have a consistent/meaningful method (the Apple Notifications concept is really useful, but isn't well-adopted), that alert could have come from anywhere. I can't see… Continue reading Alerts = Interruption + 1
I haven't had the mental or physical capability since this whole ordeal began a full year ago to go for a run. I used to run twice a week. I'm just now back from one. I was only out for about 20 minutes and, yes, it was a bit of a run/walk. It consisted of… Continue reading Full Speed Ahead!