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Lessons from air crash investigations

What can we learn from aircraft investigations and how we can apply these to SRE? … Over Christmas I fell ill, dizzy, unable to concentrate on work or even complete personal projects. Instead I …

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Close down

After more than 10 years I’ve finally closed down my company, Bitcube Ltd. It was a fun journey for a while and I’m very glad to have done it. What most surprised me was that I generally …

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Terraforming

Terraform is probably the most widely used tool to look after resources. Which resources? There’s many, here we’ll look at two of the most popular: cloud resources (e.g. object stores such …

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Navigating the maze

It comes as a surprise to my friends that, despite being interested in computers, I’m not a technology geek. I certainly have some useful gadgets around the house - chromecast, UEBoom. My first …

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Onboarding

I remember my first day of my working life quite clearly. I’d just joined IBM Labs based in Hursley, UK. “Ah, Adrian” my manager said, “you’re one of the lucky ones - I …

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What's in a name?

A startup often grows to a certain size and then decides that it’s time to bring some “DevOps” expertise on board. Often this is to help scale the company - increase the velocity and …

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Mac finder preview quality

Apple’s Finder image preview cannot be trusted to show pictures accurately. I’ve been sorting out my photos from a trip to Peru where I was lucky enough to tick off a bucket list item …

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Course notes - Intermediate cookery

These are some notes from the “Intermediate cookery” evening course at Little Portland Street cookery school in London. … I had a great time on this course, you are provided with …

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Book summary - The manager's path (Camille Fournier)

Summary of the excellent “The manager’s path” by Camille Fournier. … This is more a set of personal take-aways than a full review of the book. If the ideas sound interesting, …

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Welcome to SMOP

After a few quiet years I’ve decided to start creating and writing once again. I have been spending a large part of my time reading and watching many articles - about software design, devops, …

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