Cops and Criminals
From your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates
Unfortunately, the full complexity of human biology does not lend itself
readily to cartoons about cops and criminals. There are a lot of difficult
questions for anyone who tries to put together a serious theory of human aging.
Who are the criminals and who are the cops that kill them? What is the
“incubation time” for a criminal, and why does it give “him” enough strength to
fight off the immune response? Why is the police force dwindling over time?
For that matter, what kind of “clock” does your body have that measures time at all?
From what is this Devops thing anyway?
On most projects I’ve worked on, the project team is split into developers,
testers, release managers and sysadmins working in separate silos. From a
process perspective this is dreadfully wasteful. It can also lead to a ‘lob it
over the wall’ philosophy - problems are passed between business analysts,
developers, QA specialists and sysadmins. Furthermore, we see a replication of
this silo structure within the teams - it’s not uncommon to see dedicated
database and network people in the same system team, alongside sysadmins. Often
the larger silos aren’t in the same office, the same city, or in sometimes not
even in the same country. The result is an ‘us and them’ mentality - groups of
people who are simultaneously suspicious of and afraid of each other.
From Signal V. Noise:-
But most importantly, stop using the perceived quality of your team as an
excuse for why you can’t try or follow new ideas. That’s a self fulfilling
prophesy that’ll never fail to disappoint. Humans are incredibly eager to live
down to low expectations.