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On the shift to oat and the milk hysteresis curve - Coffee problems.
Bear 2 beta - The beta is out. I failed to backup my notes before installing the betas, but, you know. It’ll be fine.
Product-Led Growth’s Failure - Napkin Math - Every - As with most strategies, the one that works is the one that you’re good at, the one you learned to do and build your sales and marketing organizations around. // “Rather than working through a bottom-up approach, with Product Managers and Market Research Analysts telling their bosses they need this tool, Qualtrics can go directly to the C-Suite. C-Suite doesn’t care at all if they already have visualization tools. They don’t care if surveys are really easy to make. All they care about is the outcome. So when they see content marketing telling them they need to know how their customers are using their product or they want to know how employees are feeling about the return to work they want outcomes. Outcomes can have identical product capabilities as competitors, be harder to use than competitors, and have significantly higher prices. _It doesn’t matter. _People will pay for it anyway.”
ChatGPT your Project Docs - “The killer app of generative AI thus far is the user experience, which is often missing in networking and infrastructure projects.”
Announcing a white paper on Platforms for Cloud Native Computing - Definition of “platform.”
‘No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing’: my quest to stay still | Mindfulness - “I am supposed to just relax and do nothing. It sounds nice in theory, but by midday on 28 December, usually while watching Mrs Doubtfire on Channel 5, I tend to slip into an existential crisis. When my wife and kids are out of the house, and I have no pressing work deadlines, I become anxious: the nagging thought that I really should be doing something productive but can’t think what, the pressure to absorb myself in something genuinely relaxing. I start half-watching a documentary about veganism on Netflix, while idly scrolling Twitter on my phone and, with my other hand, inexplicably researching the 1980s band DeBarge on Wikipedia on my laptop. Eventually, I go upstairs to lie silently on my bed, having a small panic attack.”
Feels Like Release Risk & Chaos Moving to Agile/DevOps…But it’s Not! - Some DevSecOps/secure software supply chain stuff.
I’m a former Microsoft VP of HR. Here are the real reasons why layoffs are happening and how much longer they’ll last. - Plausible for explanation, plus: “And there is the huge backlog of digital transformation that is pending. So many old-line businesses have yet to convert to electronic workflows there is opportunity there for decades.”
Hybrid Cloud Is Hard To Manage - “That’s too complex, how about we don’t do that, accept the limitations, and ship instead?” should be a more popular architectural choice. Either that, or getting comfortable with just buying your way out of the complexity instead of DIY’ing it.
Citigroup technology expenses grow as it pushes transformation - This feels like a leading indicator of what I’ve been hearing from executives recently, e.g.: “all the stuff we’ve been saying for years, but we actually have budget and KPIs for it now, so, like, we’re going to do it for reals this time.”
The Unique Steps Needed to Grow Your Open Source Community - Including rare commentary on getting big tech companies to pony up cash for sponsorships.
“What’s more, we now pay money into something called a pension, which I admit I had never thought about previously, being of the opinion that I’d rather have the money now than give it to some City slicker with a Range Rover and a gravel drive in the hope he will give it back when I’m old.” Here.
I was at KubeCon all week, talking, recording things (everyone wanted to talk about AI), talking some more, gathering the HOT LEADS, and catching up with old friends. So, just some links for this episode. Hopefully, I’ve some KubeCon related write-ups next week, and I think there’ll be more of my stuff around our State of Kubernetes 2023 survey.