October 20 2023

Fri 20 October 2023


A lot has happened over the last few months, so rather than a big catch-all post, I'm going to do a few posts over the next few weeks.

The last week or so have been my first 'in the office', so to speak, since March. As is patently obvious to …

Category: Log Tagged: log life motorcycle brains

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6 Reasons You Don't Need an SRE Team

Wed 21 June 2023

The last several years have seen a huge upsurge in the popularity of the DevOps/SRE/Production Engineering model, with companies large and small adopting some of the practices and mindsets. One of the principal lessons many of these organisations (hopefully) learned was that it's close to impossible to adopt …

Category: Writing Tagged: writing sre

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June 19 2023

Mon 19 June 2023


My last few weeks have ended up with me having about 30% of my regular day-job meeting/stuff-I-gotta-do load; due to a perfect storm of school stuff and other adventures (I'm currently collecting driving license categories! Trailer learner permit coming and sitting some theory tests for Truck license).

Other adventures …

Category: Log Tagged: log

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June 08 2023

Thu 08 June 2023

I've mostly ported my homelab across, and took the opportunity to add actual monitoring and actual resiliency. I'll do a post on the janky setup.

I've also (thanks to some kind mastodaoine) gotten set up with restic to some remote storage. I'm glad software like this is still being made …

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What Would It Take?

Fri 12 May 2023

One of the most constructive things I've found when facing a difficult work situation is to externalise and write things down -- I do quite well with talking things through with folks, and coaching and mentoring is something I get a lot of energy out of. When it's just me and …

Category: Writing Tagged: work coaching

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