Pipelineconf 2017

Whilst attending Pipeline Conference I noted down things which I found to give food for thought. To me this is the acid test of a talk – does it create a spark of thinking? Automation and Autonomy Dan North (@tastapod) gave the opening keynote “Ops and Operability“. Dan talked about both Ops and Dev in… via … Continue reading Pipelineconf 2017

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IT Operations Retrospectives

I was reading Quality Matters: The Benefits of QA-Focused Retros which got me thinking about this style of activity in the context of IT operations. It feels like I've been seeing lack of 'retrospective' activities in this context in organisations I have worked at (both as consultant and employee) for years a very long time indeed. Probably … Continue reading IT Operations Retrospectives

Vulnerability Blindness

With the very recent revelation of code in Juniper software allowing decryption of 'secure' VPN traffic, I am wondering if, and how long it will be before the number of security issues being reported creates acceptance through just sheer blindness, i.e everyone loses their ability to be outraged, offended or concerned. Will we end up … Continue reading Vulnerability Blindness