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Coté's Commonplace Book - Issue #55
DevOps Metrics for Technical, Business and Culture Transformation
This is the talk I gave at VMworld this year. It goes over three types of metrics to use in all your digital transformation, get better with software stuff. While I don't list very actionable (yeah! check out that work use!) metrics for culture, I think the novel thing in this talk is the suggestion that you track culture change with metrics. Also, I revisit one of my favorite case studies, the IRS.
Tanzu Talk: Making developer's lives easier and securing the software supply chain with The VMware Marketplace, with Ramya Sarangarajan — www.tanzutalk.com Developers rely on all sorts of 3rd party frameworks, packages, and projects for their applications. Ensuring that those components are available, secure, and fit into an organizations overall enterprise architecture can be a challenge. Ramya Sarangarajan joins us in this episode to cover how the VMware Marketplace helps out.
This week we discuss Splunk’s CEO Transition, Crypto.com renames the Staples Center and Netlify’s attempt to realize Git Push Nirvana. Plus, when do house shoes become just shoes?
I had a fever the day or recording, so I'm not on it, just Brandon and Matt: "This week we discuss the state of severless, the agility equation and Twitter goes blue. Plus, what exactly happens in an Internet Minute…?"
Journey to a different reality
Despite the speed with which the wave of smothering depression was upon him, Mick was not aware of its arrival, and was instantly convinced that what was now roiling like toxic fumes inside his mind had always been his point of view, his usual optimism nothing but a fraud, a flimsy tissue behind which he hid from what he knew was the inevitable truth.
That’s not a very good book to read when you have a fever, as I did. I moved onto finishing Travels With My Aunt, which is much better suited for sick-bed reading.
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Reasons not to do things and things not done.
Nassim Taleb - The Black Swan Good summary, super short.
How credit cards make money — bam.kalzumeus.com ‘It is believed by many that banks make lots of money selling "your data." This is not a significant contributor to the economics of credit cards, for reasons which are slightly too complicated to get into in this piece. The short version: much like Google and Facebook, issuers can demonstrate to the most sophisticated organizations on the planet that they can deterministically influence actual purchasing behavior. That's easier to sell than a CSV file and worth more to more businesses.’
Young People, Not College Grads, Drive Wokeness It's always age in these things. 'What’s more, our “noncollege” group includes people who are still in college—that is, it includes the supposed social-justice warriors who are canceling their own professors. About 6 percent of American adults are currently undergraduates. Indeed, the biggest differences in attitudes toward these questions appear to break along age lines: People over 50 were significantly more likely than those ages 18 to 29 to agree that “America is becoming too politically correct”; that “critical race theory is a serious threat to public schools, workplaces, and the federal government”; or that “affirmative action has become so prevalent that white people now face reverse discrimination in hiring.” Fully 68 percent of people over 65 said America is too politically correct. Meanwhile, the greatest support for the tearing down of Confederate statues, for the use of gender-neutral pronouns, for defunding the police, and for saying “Latinx” or “pregnant people” was among respondents under 40—yet these views still represented a minority of overall respondents. “The more ‘woke’ attitudes, respecting pronouns—those are really things being driven by a younger generation,” says Natalie Jackson, the director of research at the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).'
Complexity is killing software developers Barriers to moving pixels on the screen.
Gartner Revises IT Spending Forecasts Upward For 2021 And 2022 '“What changed in 2020 and 2021 was not really the technology itself, but people’s willingness and eagerness to adopt it and use it in different ways,” explained David Lovelock, distinguished research vice president at Gartner, who puts together the IT spending forecasts. “In 2022, CIOs need to reconfigure how work is done by embracing business composability and the technologies that accommodate asynchronous workflows.”'
My preferred agile heuristic "What agile should be about and how to judge that."
Doe normaal: behind the Dutch concept and mentality The saying goes like “doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg” in Dutch, or ‘just act normal, it’s already crazy enough’ — a phrase that turns out to be
Very systematic approach to automating compliance.
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