I have a new mission at Acquia – I am taking over as Scrum Master for my team. Bwahahahaha …
I’ve been doing Scrum ever since I started in tech full time at Axeda. Stand-ups and sprints are all old hat, but for the first time thanks to Acquia, I have received formal training in […]
This week I went on call for the first time at Acquia and it was actually a lot of fun. As a Cloud Engineer, I’m on the escalation path for issues with our Amazon services – an example would be something goes wrong with an Amazon instance, I put in the ticket to Amazon customer […]
Do you have a sensation that you are part of a collective consciousness and you feel a connection to everyone around you? Me neither. Here is a guide to whatever it is that is definitely all in my own head anyways, call it the psysphere because who wants to type “collective consciousness” over and over.
This post is intended to help confused people. However, I vigorously condemn the willful rejection of evidence and its objective consideration.
If that is the case for you, then STOP right now and listen. You are harboring evil.
I highly recommend this article to aid in exposing that psychological demon.
There is […]
In March of 2017 I came across the idea of “Game Day” in the DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim and others. Game Day is brilliantly advocated by Jesse Robbins in his presentation from 2011. It’s the idea that deliberately staging periodic system outages forces engineers to think about and design for […]
I’m reading a book History of Philosophy and Aristotle is blowing me away so much that I have to share here.
Have you spent your whole life hearing about the “soul” as if it were basically Casper the Friendly Ghost overlaid onto your body? For Aristotle, the life of an entity consists of its nourishment, […]
Now that Trump has declared his intention to act against the people of the United States, I reached out to a friend of mine who gave me a list of next actions she and her wife have already taken for fighting the regime. – Attend the protests & marches – Sign the petitions on http://front.moveon.org
I recently had the good fortune to encounter Tom McGonagle, SE with F5, via the Boston DevOps chatroom, moderated by Dave Fredricks. I had been invited to post in Dave’s newly inspired mentor/mentee topic channel, which I welcomed as I had been looking for guidance around a side project of mine. Tom contacted […]
I was devastated on Wednesday by the election turnout. When I came home from work I curled up in bed with the lights out. I yelled at Jeff because he wasn’t angry enough. It was painful to me that he didn’t seem to be hurting like I was.
For hours that night I let the darkness shrivel me up […]
As of Dec. 5 2016, I will be starting with Acquia as a Cloud Engineer, supporting their Drupal Cloud on AWS. I am super stoked to be applying my experience in scalability, virtualization, and continuous integration to Acquia’s cloud offering.
Acquia has been around since 2007 and they’ve been kicking ass ever since. Read […]