DevOps README.md

After DevOpsDays Raleigh 2017 I was going to dinner with friends. Along the way the topic of what’s up next came up. I mentioned I had a talk coming up at All Things Open but had no idea what I was going to discuss. We began batting ideas around and came up with a few good ones. One that we latched on to was creating a curated list of things to read to level up your DevOps skills and knowledge....

September 27, 2017 · 1 min · Chris Short

Chilling Effect of Google Manifesto

UPDATE: According to Kara Swisher at Recode, Google has fired James Damore, the author of the memo that is the topic of this article. On Friday, August 4, 2017, several Google employees took to Twitter to discuss a ten-page document that was circulating internally at an alarming rate. The manifesto focused on the topic of “ideological diversity” replacing Google’s current diversity policies. The author states, “Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things....

August 6, 2017 · 4 min · Chris Short

The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change

The open organization community at Opensource.com (of which I’m a member) is pleased to announce the immediate release of its newest book, The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change. As IT teams around the world rise to these new challenges, they’re realizing that radical change isn’t a matter of tools alone. It’s also a matter of culture—the values that underpin behaviors, influence problem-solving capability, and facilitate truly revolutionary potential....

June 6, 2017 · 1 min · Chris Short

Understanding, Fear, and Hate

“Fear leads to anger… Anger leads to hate… Hate leads to suffering.” Jedi Master Yoda On Saturday, my wife Julie, son Max, and I attended church. This was a very special mass as it was the mass at which Max was being baptized. Julie’s family was present as were friends of ours. As a lot of my friends know, I’m not religious. My stance on religion is that I choose complete freedom over being beholden to humans interpreting what they believe to be the word of God....

June 21, 2016 · 4 min · Chris Short

Tiny Tiny RSS: Loathe the Asshole Devs

I’ve been messing around with Tiny Tiny RSS today. Upon discovering it I posted in their Google+ Community asking how other users implemented it and what they thought of a specific use case I had. I got some good responses and was quite appreciative of them. I opted, at the advice of those in the community, to setup Tiny Tiny RSS on RedHat’s OpenShift and was pleasantly surprised by how the product RedHat created....

June 1, 2013 · 2 min · Chris Short