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“Then a smarter group of researchers had another idea. If you were stuck in a cage with nothing but food, water, and drugs, you’d probably pull that lever until you died too. Most of us would. I’d absolutely go full Scarface if the alternative was rolling around a cage suckling water hoping for salvation.” - That is, animals will behave poorly if they have desperate conditions. They will give up if trapped in a cage and given the chance of bliss.
Alternate phrase for the platform engineering idea: “DevOps for Kubernetes.” Maybe “DevOps4k8s”?: “In addition to its self-service paradigm, platform engineering also focuses on the needs of application developers and operators, the users of the platform. This increases PEs’ empathy for developers and other platform users and helps them gather feedback and iteratively improve to meet their needs, as product developers do for end customers. The shift in focus also better aligns platform development with an enterprise’s true value streams, rather than infrastructure teams being an out-of-band cost center.
Yeah, hopefully all this platform engineering talk will return to platform as a product, figuring out post-Atlassian IDP stuff, and then cool SRE hacks and life-improvement through DevOps. Collapsing them all into one thing is getting kind of exhausting. Original source: Platform Product Management Versus Platform Engineering
“Over the past 5 years, businesses have ost an average 23 percent of their mainframe workforce; of those, 63 percent of positions remain unfilled.” Plus, some general application modernization strategy think. Original source: On the Spectrum of Application Modernization
“The cost of borrowing is rising in Europe. It went up by 22 percent in September, and the cost of energy reached record levels in the region last month.” Original source: US and Europe cloud prices to spike on back of inflation
“it’s pretty darn hard to protect a painting from somebody throwing a can of soup at it.” Original source: A Museum Security Expert on How to Protect Great Art - The Atlantic
“It’s a prime example of how a jawn that felt surprising and fresh in isolation, upon first encounter, can curdle into distaste once you realize it’s just one node among many in a broader marketing trend of which YOU are the demographic target.” Original source: Why do new cars look like this?? [“Wet Putty”]
“Once someone becomes an expert in obscure musical trends and styles, they won’t use pop conventions to represent their own tastes (unless ironically). And they’ll take pride in these elevated tastes to claim superiority over wealthy elites.” And, then: ‘This brings us to today, where the loudest complaints about “cultural stasis” tend to come from Gen X adults whose cultural interests have long been anchored in obscure and openly-artistic cultural forms.
“Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers. In fact, 10% of organizations already have.” This is from 4 to 5 years ago. How has it progressed since? My theory would be by…10% to 20%? Tracking by budget, spend is lower (or existing data centers are highly optimized, fill amortized, and this cheap as a percentage of IT budget): “Gartner’s 2019 IT Key Metrics Data shows that the percentage of the IT budget spent on data centers has decreased over the past several years, and now accounts for just 17% of the total.