• OpenSCAD Needs a Package Manager


  • Respect Your Monitoring System

    Your monitoring system is a tireless, unwavering friend. It always has your back. All it asks in return is a little bit of respect. Keep the status clean and alarms quiet. That’s all you have to do. It’s a simple thing, but this is where many organizations start to unravel at a technical level.

  • Write Access to Production Data is a Liability

    We all hate hero culture, but want to be heroes anyway. When there’s a problem in production that can be resolved with a “simple” tweak of the data, you get to be a hero. What’s not to like? Quite a bit.

  • Shared Expectations for Monitoring

    They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, but when it comes to monitoring the first step is agreeing that you have a problem. When you get started, this is easy to define — is the system up? Over time, the world becomes less clear. Things get complicated quickly as responsibilities get spread around. The symptom and the disease often belong to different people. Or too often, one person owns a symptom and the other won’t even agree that they’re sick.

  • Monitoring isn't a Project, it's a Culture

    Monitoring seems to be an impossible problem for a lot of IT shops. It shouldn’t be. Monitoring is something we all do in the real world - even your clueless coworkers and bosses. We monitor that there’s food in the fridge, gas in the tank, and money in the bank. Your credit card alerts you of suspicious charges or overdue payments.

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