Microwaving Fish & Rice Cookers

Just links and waste book today.


  • “If it ain’t broke, don’t cloud it,” me, 2011.

  • Follow and mute.

  • “Dell’s employees, whom I believe are mostly adults and not small children, will be given colour-coded ratings to shame those who don’t come into the office enough.” Justin Warren’s newsletter, “The Crux #93.”

  • “Largest companies most likely to deploy via YAML” - slide title from cloud native platform survey.

  • “A Lot of Spain Looks Like Arizona… Except for the Parts of Spain that Look Like Massachusetts.” Here.

  • And: “Not only is there a €1 coin, but a €2 coin too, in addition to 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent coins. So if you pay for a €2.65 bottle of wine with a €10 euro note, you had better prepare yourself for the hail of loose change coming your way.” Ibid.

  • Her job was a “velvet coffin.” Here.

  • At the splash-pad in the park. There was a couple here that had a rice cooker with them. I imagined this conversation as they were finally getting out the door: "The rice is done, give me a few minutes to put it in a container.” “No! It’s go time, the kids finally have their shoes on and are not upset that the color blue exists. Just grab it and let’s get the fuck out of here!”

  • “The sale was merely the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.” Here.

Picture by Whitney Lee, see below.

Relevant to your interests

  • I asked my co-worker Whitney what “Kubernetes security” means, and she sent me this presentation of hers. It’s fantastic! Exactly! At some point, it becomes a crazy board of stuff. There’s no way an application developer, or even an ops person should have to keep up with all of that. Things get super-bonkers if you’re building your own, custom platform. At some point, you assemble all the components from the CNCF hot-pot bar, and you’ve got a unique platform that you now own security wise. GOOD LUCK!

  • Aligning with User Needs with Rod Johnson - “Spring Source ended up not monetizing Spring at all — but rather worked on monetizing with products that were complementary to Spring. ‘We monetized Spring by not monetizing Spring, by using it to open the door.’” // Great interview if you’re into the whole open source business model thing.

  • AWS CISO: In AI gold rush, folks forget application security - “the places where we’re seeing the security gaps first are actually at the application layer”

  • The Presentation Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making - “If your very expensive luxury hotel rooms offer ocean views, silk sheets, and a Jacuzzi, don’t mention the ironing board in the closet or the coffeepot.” // Seems a little too turns out… // This replication study show that it sort of works. Furthermore that if you include an expensive item for free on the bundle, people see the bundle as good. // I generally think this kind of BOGO stuff is a scam and pricing tricks. So when I see it, I get suspicious that I’m being tricked.

  • Notes on Spain - “Not only is there a €1 coin, but a €2 coin too, in addition to 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent coins. So if you pay for a €2.65 bottle of wine with a €10 euro note, you had better prepare yourself for the hail of loose change coming your way.”

  • Dan Vega - Spring Developer Advocate, YouTuber and Lifelong Learner - Dan and DaShaun are great devrel people, and they’ve built a great corner of the Spring community, in just a year!

  • Boomi Dismembers TIBCO Through Acquisitions - “TIBCO’s mistake was cobbling together a bunch of unrelated products and not investing in a cohesive user experience. I’ve called it the ‘TIBCO Frankenstein’ to my clients. TIBCO needed to build a unified user experience across its integration products. But with the sale of Mashery, it appears that ship has sailed.”

Conferences, Events, etc.

Talks I’m giving, places I’ll be, and other plans.

Atlanta Executive Dinner on Enterprise Software Dev, etc., May 22nd. DevOpsDays Amsterdam, June 20th, speaking. NDC Oslo, speaking, June 12th. SpringOne/VMware Explore US, August 26–29, 2024. SREday London 2024, September 19th to 20th.

Discounts. SREDay London (Sep 19th to 20th) when you 20% off with the code SRE20DAY. And, if you register for SpringOne/VMware Explore before June 11th, you’ll get $400 off.

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I wrote up a preview of our new State of Cloud Native Platforms survey today, probably published on The New Stack. We used to call it the State of Kubernetes Survey, which I’ve covered each year.

Anyhow, I’ll stick a link here when it my weblog post comes out.,, @cote,,