July 2, 2020

Complexity solving catch-22

§ tech fun     # docker k8s

Today I’ve stumbled upon an amusing post “Software disenchantment” by Nikita Tonski which resonated with me quite a bit. The following fragment in particular:

2014 - We must adopt #microservices to solve all problems with monoliths.
2016 - We must adopt #docker to solve all problems with microservices.
2018 - We must adopt #kubernetes to solve all problems with docker

The blog has many other great posts, and is apparently quite well-known: https://tonsky.me/blog

June 6, 2020

Maths is simple

§ quotes     # fun math quotes

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

John von Neumann

May 22, 2020

On writing blog posts

§ quotes     # fun quotes writing

Was talking recently with a friend about how hard it is to write blog posts and give talks these days. The longer you’re in the tech industry the more your opinions end up being “well it depends” and “I’m not sure”. These don’t quite make for good blog posts, hah.

March 7, 2020


§ quotes     # fun twain quotes

Reason never changed a man’s opinion which by reason he never acquired.

Mark Twain

February 8, 2020


§ general fun     # fun dilbert excellence coe

What exactly means “Center of Excellence”? Whatever we want it to mean.

We should be brimming with excellence by nightfall.

Centers of excellence create more excellence. Evidence? None.


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