Coté's Commonplace Book #45
I've spent most of my content-time this week editing Monolithic Transformation. It's rewording to simplify text here and there, and even better to slice out whole paragraphs. 18 pages in, I've reduced it by 3 pages. Let's say I hit 1 page per 10, then the 82 page book will whittle down to, what, 74 pages? Damn near the perfect length.
Nov 30th, 2018, Amsterdam
Software Defined Talk #157: Brandon takes a victory lap & Australia muthafuckers! It’s AWS re:Invent. We talk about the “everything” of it, private cloud, and some RC cars. Also, what exactly is a “field CTO”?
Digital WTF, foreword by John Willis
While not my content, I was really lucky to get my old pal John Willis to write a foreword for my (hopefully published soon) collection of columns and other stuff.
Relevant to your interests
Amazon & VMware bring you private cloud
It's got (some amount of?) AWS loaded on-top of the VMware stack. The kids are calling it "hybrid cloud."
Google's new cloud chief has a culture clash ahead of him after 22 years at Oracle
How to <eom>:
"You don't get paid to be right, you get paid to sell what the customer wants to buy," said Mackey Craven, a partner at venture firm OpenView Venture Partners in Boston who focuses on enterprise start-ups.
Episode 320: Irin Carmon, Longform
I can't get enough of writers going over their metaphoric "daily carry."
tell me what you’re listening to, a playlist by Courtney Barnett on Spotify
I am old, and it's hard to find new music that I like. This is a good source, so far.
"Cause don't nobody really know me":
In the week following the meeting in St. Peter’s, Lou became ever more fascinated by Nietzsche. She saw him as one who wore his mask awkwardly. It was obvious to her that he was playing a part so as to fit into the world. He was like some god who had come out of the wilderness and down from the high places, and put on a suit in order to pass among men. The visage of the god must be masked, lest men die faced with his dazzling glance. It allowed her to reflect that she herself had never worn a mask, never felt the need of one in order to be understood. She interpreted his mask as placatory, as springing from his goodness and pity toward other people. She quoted his aphorism, “People who think deeply feel themselves to be comedians in their relationship with others because they first have to simulate a surface in order to be understood.”
From I Am Dynamite!
Also, I started reading Humble Leadership. I don't know on this one, we'll see.
I've probably put this here before. But, you know.