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Seven Microservices Anti-patterns
"This brings me to share some of the lessons that I learned as part of my journey so that you can keep an eye on these items when you hit the road with Microservices."
microservices  advice  soa  architecture 
yesterday
Calçado's Microservices Prerequisites
"With a single monolith it is ok to have a cumbersome and very manual deployment process. [...] With microservices it becomes the other way around: a single change to a single feature might require deploying many services. You will have to perform many deployments of different services, and it is important that each one of these deployments is inexpensive and has very low risk."
architecture  microservices  automation 
2 days ago
Best Practices for Building a Microservice Architecture
"I wanted to document a set of pragmatic practices that fit well with modern web and cloud technologies. I've tried to learn from those that have gone down this path before (i.e. Netflix, Soundcloud, Google, Amazon, Spotify, etc) in order to get more right than wrong."
microservices  advice  architecture 
2 days ago
10 Tips for failing badly at Microservices by David Schmitz - YouTube
"So, if you want to make sure that you absolutely and definitely fail at your Microservice project, then watch this talk and learn how."
video  microservices  failure 
2 days ago
Why automated continuous integration is a must for microservices success
"Microservice architectures put a tremendous amount of pressure on the testing infrastructure. You need to have a good CI strategy and automated testing harness to make sure that you can test all the edge cases and all the different integration points between the services."
microservices  continuous_deployment  testing  automation  dopost  advice 
2 days ago
MicroservicePrerequisites
"...with microservices there are serious consequences for operations[...]. Consequently if you don't have certain baseline competencies, you shouldn't consider using the microservice style."
advice  micropayments  dopost 
12 days ago
How to clear or remove domain-applied group policy settings after leaving the domain - Super User
"The machine was in a domain where it got those group policy settings. Now it has left the domain but it still receives the settings from the group policy. For example, the power options."
windows  advice 
19 days ago
How to See Which Group Policies Are Applied to Your PC and User Account
"...the tool shows you a management console that looks very much like the Local Group Policy Editor—except that it only displays enabled settings along with a few unconfigured security settings."
windows  tool  tips 
19 days ago
How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point - CNET
ĆInstead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how."
wifi  networking  tips 
20 days ago
How To Use an Old Router to Expand Your Wi-Fi Network - Tested
"Turning an old router into a wireless access point is simple and takes about 15 minutes, and it will expand your wireless network's coverage area. Here's how to do it."
networking  tips  wifi 
20 days ago
Should we “tear up the risk appetite” statement? | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"[Lauren Gow says] A risk appetite document is a vertical silo tool. And it is being used during a period when most businesses are pushing for more horizontal, integrated ways of working."
risk_management  dopost 
23 days ago
Elon Musk wants to crowdsource truth, but that’s not how the internet works - The Verge
"[Elon Musk's] Pravda is not just a bad idea; it’s a dangerous one for the internet, truth, and democracy. Let me explain why."
truth  crowdsourcing  propaganda  analysis  dopost 
25 days ago
Carillion - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees - House of Commons
"Carillion’s rise and spectacular fall was a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. Its business model was a relentless dash for cash, driven by acquisitions, rising debt, expansion into new markets and exploitation of suppliers."
carrillion  report  dopost  risk_management  failure 
4 weeks ago
Let’s play the blame game! Never In The Office
"Dammit, I’m the boss. I’m in charge and I’m in control! If I say we don’t have a blame culture, we don’t have one. If you don’t agree, then you’re the problem. In other words it’s your fault!"
blame  working_practices  dopost 
4 weeks ago
In the lab with Xbox’s new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever | Ars Technica
"When it came to designing a more accessible controller, though, members of the design team had to get into a mindset outside of the standard controller use cases they were familiar with. Thus, again and again, a mantra was repeated during the preview event: by leaving any gamers in the cold, the standard controller just wasn't good enough."
xbox  accessibility  hardware  inclusivity  dopost 
4 weeks ago
The journey to an agile organization at Zalando | McKinsey & Company
"We evolved a simple prioritization model to focus on the customer, on company priorities, and on local priorities; this was an incredible unlocking mechanism, allowing people to make decisions without needing to align. Simultaneously through that, we managed to significantly reduce work in progress."
agile  case_study  clothing  dopost 
5 weeks ago
Digging deep for organizational innovation | McKinsey & Company
"Hilcorp began embracing agile practices long before they were buzzwords, has put in place an innovative compensation system emphasizing fairness and shared rewards, and is comfortable that only half of the goals emerging from its planning process will be met."
agile  beyond_budgeting  oil_industry  dopost  case_study 
5 weeks ago
a16z Podcast: Feedback Loops — Company Culture, Change, and DevOps – Andreessen Horowitz
"But what is DevOps, really? And beyond the definitions and history, where does DevOps fit into the broader history and landscape of other tech movements (such as lean manufacturing, agile development, lean startups, microservices)? Finally, what kinds of companies are truly receptive to change, beyond so-called organizational “maturity” scores? And for pete’s sake, can we figure out how to measure software productivity already?? All this and more in this episode!"
devops  productivity  podcast  interview  dopost 
6 weeks ago
Bits or pieces?: Ten basic rules for dealing with strategy consultants
"I thought I'd just spell out my ten basic rules of dealing with strategy consultants and how to spot and react to a dud."
business_strategy  advice  humour 
7 weeks ago
Babe Ruth and Feature Lists – GV Library
"I asked the group to pretend they each had one hundred dollars of Google’s money to spend. How would they stack formatting bugs against these other improvements? [...] One woman said: “I spend one hundred dollars on formatting, then I take another hundred of my own money out of my own damn wallet and spend that on fixing formatting.”"
features  product_development  product_management  google_docs  dopost  prioritisation 
7 weeks ago
Rapid release at massive scale | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code | Facebook
"We decided to move facebook.com to a quasi-continuous “push from master” system in April 2016. Over the next year, we gradually rolled it out, first to 50 percent of employees, then from 0.1 percent to 1 percent to 10 percent of production web traffic."
facebook  continuous_deployment 
7 weeks ago
Deploying at GitHub | The GitHub Blog
"...here are a couple of stats for build and deploy activity company-wide so far in 2012: 41,679 builds, 12,602 deploys"
github  continuous_deployment 
7 weeks ago
Ray Ozzie’s plan for unlocking encrypted phones gets a chilly reception | Ars Technica
"Almost as soon as the Wired article was published, security experts and privacy advocates took to social media to criticize Clear. Little of their critiques was new."
cryptography  patent  mobiles  crime  dopost 
7 weeks ago
How significant is the risk of fraud? | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"The best resource for understanding the level of fraud risk is the Association of Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) annual Report to the Nations, their global study of occupational fraud and abuse."
fraud  risk_management  report 
7 weeks ago
PCI-DSS and continuous deployment at Etsy - Continuous Delivery
"At DevOpsDays Mountain View I was lucky enough to get some time with Michael Rembetsy, Director of Operations Engineering at Etsy, which manages to be PCI-DSS compliant while practicing continuous deployment. In this short interview, he describes how they do it."
pci_compliance  compliance  devops  continuous_deployment  dopost 
8 weeks ago
Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess - The Verge
"Given how fractious the history has been here, I’m sort of impressed that Google got everybody to call this feature “Chat” instead of “AT&T super premium advanced messaging plus” or whatever. As of this writing, 55 carriers, 11 OEMs, and two operating system providers have all pledged to either adopt or switch over to the system."
google  messaging  telecoms  android  chat  dopost 
8 weeks ago
ImmutableServer
"An Immutable Server is [...] a server that once deployed, is never modified, merely replaced with a new updated instance.2
devops  automation  dopost 
8 weeks ago
High performing teams know more about trust
"Delivering something on-time is key to building trust. But customers can distrust people who want to limit scope in order to achieve early deliverables. Previous disappointments (they never got the functionality they wanted) mean they assume the first release will be the only one. So they include everything in a gold plated wish-list through lack of trust."
trust  delivery  teams  dopost 
8 weeks ago
Practising the Piano Practice Tips from Itzhak Perlman - Practising the Piano
"Perlman stresses the need for slow practice, in small sections. Also, your practice has to be mindful, not mindless. Have an agenda, and know what you want to achieve. Don’t repeat anything without hearing what you’re doing, because whatever you practise you embed. It’s also important to have patience."
piano  learning  advice 
9 weeks ago
Causal Capital: Self-Healing Risk Solutions
"Perhaps one of the learning takeaways we should acknowledge with Self-Healing Risk Solutions is that the concept reverses the function of reliability to scale, in that the larger and more complex the scale, the more effective, efficient and reliable you become."
risk_management  power_distribution  scalability  self_healing_systems  dopost 
9 weeks ago
Cyber security and information risk guidance for Audit Committees - National Audit Office (NAO)
"Audit committees should be scrutinising cyber security arrangements. To aid them, this guidance complements government advice by setting out high-level questions and issues for audit committees to consider."
auditing  risk_management  cyber_security  security  dopost 
11 weeks ago
Four ways to keep the daily scrum from being about status | Scrum.org
"The heart of the daily scrum is to use it as a micro planning and coordination session for the next 24 hours, not so everyone can share their status. Status can be gleaned from a simple task board, a burndown, a burnup, or other information radiators."
scrum  advice  dopost 
12 weeks ago
Let’s talk about risk appetite | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"...there was general agreement (with a few dissenting) that the concept of risk appetite is flawed and its value in practice is limited, but it cannot be ignored: the regulators and others (rightly or wrongly) insist on it – at least for financial services organizations."
12 weeks ago
The fight against illegal deforestation with TensorFlow
"We’ve hidden modified smartphones powered with solar panels—called “Guardian” devices—in trees in threatened areas, and continuously monitor the sounds of the forest, sending all audio up to our cloud-based servers over the standard, local cell-­phone network."
12 weeks ago
Introduction to Statistical Learning
"This book provides an introduction to statistical learning methods. It is aimed for upper level undergraduate students, masters students and Ph.D."
12 weeks ago
Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook 'mindfuck tool' could be totally useless | WIRED UK
"Experts have cast doubts on the research company's controversial Facebook data scraping and argue it might actually have made ad targeting worse. Was it all just a waste of time?"
12 weeks ago
Video suggests huge problems with Uber’s driverless car program | Ars Technica
"Indeed, it's entirely possible to imagine a self-driving car system that always follows the letter of the law—and hence never does anything that would lead to legal finding of fault—but is nevertheless way more dangerous than the average human driver. Indeed, such a system might behave a lot like Uber's cars do today."
12 weeks ago
Introduction to dplyr
"This document introduces you to dplyr’s basic set of tools, and shows you how to apply them to data frames. dplyr also supports databases via the dbplyr package, once you’ve installed, read vignette("dbplyr") to learn more."
r  library 
march 2018
Risk Management – The 3 Lines of Defense for Good Risk Management
"Today, a new governance model is gaining popularity. The “three lines of defense” (3LoD) model mobilizes three separate groups—business managers, central risk and compliance management teams, and internal auditors—to work together at different stages to provide increased protection against an ever-widening array of risks."
risk_management  management  auditing  dopost 
march 2018
The limits of our language… – Risk Reflections
"And after more than 10 years in audit, risk management and compliance, I think it is the risk functions who have to adapt their language and thinking more to business and management. It is not (primarily) management who needs to be educated more about (downside) risks and formal, heuristic risk “management tools”, periodic review of risk registers and dots on heat maps."
risk_management  language  dopost 
march 2018
How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare
"Other companies become verbs because of their products: to Google or to Xerox. Amazon became a verb because of the damage it can inflict on other companies. To be Amazoned means to have your business crushed because the company got into your industry. And fear of being Amazoned has become such a defining feature of commerce, it’s easy to forget the phenomenon has arisen mostly in about three years."
amazon  business_strategy  dopost 
march 2018
Introducing Buffer's Salary Calculator & New Salary Formula
"It’s been over 2 years since we first shared our transparent salary formula; we’ve been truly blown away by the response we’ve seen."
salaries  transparency  openness  buffer  dopost  management 
march 2018
A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s…
"Those of you who haven’t given up by this point might say that all of these rules and regs negate the benefits of a ticketless system. [...] If that’s the case, you honestly may as well bail out here because you ain’t seen nothing yet."
ticketing  product_development  launch  manchester  public_transport  dopost 
march 2018
‘Blockchain’ is meaningless - The Verge
“A bunch of states are really in a rush to pass some sort of legislation to demonstrate how crypto-friendly or tech-savvy they are, [...] Many of them are putting definitions of blockchain technology in these statutes, and from my perspective, they are very problematic definitions.”
blockchain  law  dopost 
march 2018
Risk Management and ISO 31000
"An overview of the ISO 31000 standard for risk management."
iso31000  risk_management  frameworks  presentation 
march 2018
What is an Influence Diagram? | Analytica Software
"An influence diagram is an intuitive visual display of a decision problem. It depicts the key elements, including decisions, uncertainties, and objectives as nodes of various shapes and colors. It shows influences among them as arrows."
uncertainty  visualisation  decision_making  dopost 
march 2018
Amazon admits Alexa is creepily laughing at people and is working on a fix - The Verge
"Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”"
weird  amazon  amazon_alexa  artificial_intelligence  dopost 
march 2018
Managing Risks: A New Framework
"In this article, we present a new categorization of risk that allows executives to tell which risks can be managed through a rules-based model and which require alternative approaches. We examine the individual and organizational challenges inherent in generating open, constructive discussions about managing the risks related to strategic choices and argue that companies need to anchor these discussions in their strategy formulation and implementation processes. We conclude by looking at how organizations can identify and prepare for nonpreventable risks that arise externally to their strategy and operations."
risk  risk_management  framework 
march 2018
The Agile Coaching DNA – ChangingDojo – Medium
"To provide this enablement, Agile Coaches can work on five elements (see the image above): Catalyse Improvement, Promote Awareness, Boost Ownership, Develop Competencies, and Facilitate Barrier Removal."
agile  coaching  dopost 
march 2018
Causal Capital: The shape of risk
"Risk practitioners who evaluate risk as a single number will miss the shape of uncertainty."
uncertainty  risk  maths  visualisation  dopost 
march 2018
How Russia turned the internet against America - POLITICO
""I’m sort of at a loss right now," Hall added. "I value anonymity, but it’s really hard to see how this doesn’t lead to some sort of driver’s license for the internet, which makes me feel horrible. There needs to be some sort of accountability, though I really don’t know what that is. We have a lot of work to do.”"
russia  social_media  use  subversion  politics  dopost 
february 2018
Home - Goodlord
"We challenge ourselves daily to make the lettings process as smooth and sophisticated as possible."
property  platform 
february 2018
How Your Budget Process Blocks Digital Transformation (and What to Do About It) - Connected Futures
"Anders Olesen, a financial management consultant and director of the Beyond Budgeting Institute, enumerated problems this traditional budgeting process creates"
budgets  finance  transformation  dopost 
february 2018
Visualising Brexit | Nico Lategan | LinkedIn
"...the focus of this article is to showcase how different forms of visualisation can convey complex information simply in order to aid decision making. I have created three visualisations related to Brexit..."
brexit  visualisation  risk_management  uncertainty  dopost 
february 2018
Linguistic bots explain why big groups produce simple grammar | Ars Technica
"A funny thing happens to languages that have huge numbers of speakers: over time, they seem to simplify. They lose all the fiddly bits that make languages like Hungarian so incredibly hard to learn, and instead become more regular and grammatically simple."
language  grammar  dopost 
february 2018
It’s not about risk management | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
Great discussion about what risk management is all about... "How would you advise the executive team? What would you suggest to the CRO?"
risk  risk_management  comments  dopost 
february 2018
Subway Elevators and Movie-Plot Threats - Schneier on Security
"Local residents are opposing adding an elevator to a subway station because terrorists might use it to detonate a bomb. No, really. There's no actual threat analysis, only fear"
risk_management  risk  terrorism  rail 
february 2018
Terrorists Don't Do Movie Plots | WIRED
"SOMETIMES IT SEEMS like the people in charge of homeland security spend too much time watching action movies. They defend against specific movie plots instead of against the broad threats of terrorism."
risk_management  terrorism  risk  dopost 
february 2018
Please do not try to bring your ‘emotional support peacock’ onto a plane - The Verge
"Yes, a woman at Newark International Airport tried to board a United flight to Los Angeles with her “emotional support peacock,” a phrase that had never been uttered in all of recorded history until yesterday."
weird  animals  flying  dopost 
january 2018
Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President - POLITICO Magazine
"There will be no point at which Trump’s most loyal evangelical and charismatic supporters declare they have had enough. Because to do so would be to admit that they were wrong, that God wasn’tbehind Trump’s election, and that their Holy Spirit radar might be on the fritz."
religion  donald_trump  politics  book 
january 2018
Comala Canvas for Jira | Atlassian Marketplace
Grid plugin for Jira. "Your Boards. Your way. Easy-to-use boards let you visually organize any project"
jira  plugin  tool 
january 2018
Men Only: Inside the charity fundraiser where hostesses are put on show
"FT investigation finds groping and sexual harassment at secretive black-tie dinner"
sexism  business 
january 2018
Risk Management Collection - NCSC Site
"Welcome to the NCSC's guidance on Risk Management for Cyber Security. In this collection, we'll be outlining the fundamentals of risk management, and describing techniques you can use to manage cyber security risks."
security  risk  risk_management  guidelines  government  cyber_security  dopost 
january 2018
An example of game theory in risk management | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"One consultant from a major accounting firm suggested establishing a ‘risk appetite’. But management is not sure that means anything tangible to them. They believe that the right approach, with which I agree, is to understand the options, how they will change the risk at what cost, and then select from them the one or more that make good business sense."
risk_management  game_theory  uncertainty  dopost 
january 2018
Practising the Piano – On Practice versus Playing Through
"If you notice the beginning of your piece is good but things taper off as you go along, try this process. Divide your piece up into sections like tracks on a CD. Play the last track, then play from the penultimate track to the end, continuing backwards like this until you reach the beginning."
learning  music  piano  advice 
january 2018
mite. Get to know the time tracking tool in detail.
"Fast input, powerful output: mitelets you track your time in a structured way. Advanced reporting helps you and your team to stay on top of your daily business."
time_tracking  timesheets  visualisation  tool  productivity 
january 2018
The most important audits my team performed | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"Internal auditors should understand that business is not about avoiding or limiting risk, it is about taking the right risk. I have learned that all internal auditors should consider themselves business people who have a job as internal auditors."
dopost  risk_management  auditing 
january 2018
A Deeper Dive into Spectre and Meltdown
"This is a follow up to 'Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them' taking a deeper look at: the characteristics of the vulnerability and potential attacks, why its necessary to patch cloud virtual machines even though the cloud service providers have already applied patches, the nature of the performance impact and how it's affecting real world applications, the need for threat modelling, the role of anti virus, how hardware is affected, and what's likely to change in the long term."
intel  security  hacking  dopost 
january 2018
“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws | Ars Technica
"The presence of the data in the cache can then be detected, because accessing it will be a little bit quicker than if it weren't cached. Other data structures in the processor, such as the branch predictor, can also be probed and have their performance measured, which can similarly be used to reveal sensitive information."
security  intel  amd  dopost 
january 2018
New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines | Ars Technica
"Some states already do post-election audits, but even here Halderman argues there's room for improvements. States can maximize the effectiveness of these audits and minimize costs by varying the size of each recount based on the victory margin."
statistics  elections  voting  security  usa  dopost 
january 2018
What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches? | Ars Technica
"Since the Linux patches first came to light, a clearer picture of what seems to be wrong has emerged. While Linux and Windows differ in many regards, the basic elements of how these two operating systems [...] handle system memory is the same..."
security  intel  linux  windows  macros  dopost 
january 2018
You don't ever deliver an Epic User Story even if your Agile tool says you do!
"Clear concise user requirements emerge throughout the journey of an agile project, and the "Epics" are just wrappers along the way."
agile  delivery  business_analysis  epics  backlogs  dopost 
january 2018
Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests? - POLITICO Magazine
"Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system."
race  history  class  poverty  usa 
january 2018
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