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
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…
We've had a pretty rough week, this, at the office. A number of small issues, several still unexplained, have affected various aspects of our production systems -- ultimately affecting our customers.Another engineer was asked to describe one of the rather long outages for upper management. He sent only this:"We experienced a stage one resumé-generating event."Lots… Continue reading Brutal Week, Appropriate Quote
...feels a little bit like this.
Spotted over at Peter's place (Bayou Renaissance Man), originally from Mary Beth Hicks comes some great thoughts for these OWS people:I can’t look at the Occupy Wall Street protesters without thinking, “Who parented these people?” I scratch my head and wonder the same damned thing every time I see one of them try to make a… Continue reading Another Message for the OWS Morons
On account of Zombie Snowpocalypse 2011 ™ and the surprising number of employees working from home or just taking the day off because it's, uh, snowing in Colorado, I'll be working from work today.Roads are completely clear and empty.--Zombie Snowpocalypse 2011 ™: Hey, that's just how the media has been portraying this, the first storm of… Continue reading Everything’s Fine
I can relate.What I don't agree with is the law enforcement reaction to unarmed citizens. It's not okay to escalate violence because you have a badge.