Episode 286: Press the turbo button on that one
This week we discuss the demise of the blameless post mortem, a $500 Million mistake and some forgiveness for Red Hat. Plus, a live update on the Texas Winter Apocalypse.
Citi Can’t Have Its $900 Million Back (https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-17/citi-can-t-have-its-900-million-back)
Brian Armstrong on the Crypto Economy (Ep. 115) (https://conversationswithtyler.com/episodes/brian-armstrong/)
CentOS Stream: Why it’s awesome (https://jaymzh.medium.com/centos-stream-why-its-awesome-5c45d944fb22)
The world’s second-most popular desktop operating system isn’t macOS anymore (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/the-worlds-second-most-popular-desktop-operating-system-isnt-macos-anymore/)
Relevant to your interests
‘Millions’ of Ford cars to be powered by Android in major Google deal (https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/ford-google-connected-cars-cloud)
Miami Pushes Crypto With Proposal to Pay Workers in Bitcoin (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-11/miami-mayor-pushes-crypto-with-offer-to-pay-workers-in-bitcoin)
Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage, citing DNS issues – TechCrunch (https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/12/notion-outage-dns-domain-issues/)
Penpot | Design Freedom for Teams (https://penpot.app/)
Taiga: Your opensource agile project management software (https://www.taiga.io/)
Facebook Meets Apple in Clash of the Tech Titans—‘We Need to Inflict Pain’ (https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-meets-apple-in-clash-of-the-tech-titanswe-need-to-inflict-pain-11613192406)
CEOs of Reddit and Robinhood and ‘Roaring Kitty’ slated to testify in GameStop hearing (https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/13/22281698/ceo-reddit-robinhood-roaring-kitty-testify-gamestop-hearing-congress-stocks)
Building a tool to measure real-time behavior of Wikipedia users (https://medium.com/apache-pinot-developer-blog/analyzing-wikipedia-in-real-time-with-apache-kafka-and-pinot-4b4e5e36936b)
Excel Is The World’s Most Used “Database” (http://jasonlbaptiste.com/startups/microsoft-excel-is-the-worlds-most-used-database/)
Code With Me Beta: Support for Audio and Video Calls (https://blog.jetbrains.com/blog/2021/02/16/code-with-me-beta-support-for-audio-and-video-calls/)
The four reasons AWS succeeded, according to Andy Jassy (https://twitter.com/pmddomingos/status/1361789872432771073?s=20)
The Mars Relay Network Connects Us to NASA’s Martian Explorers (https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/the-mars-relay-network-connects-us-to-nasas-martian-explorers)
Elon Musk's SpaceX raised $850 million, jumping valuation to about $74 billion (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/16/elon-musks-spacex-raised-850-million-at-419point99-a-share.html)
This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously. (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/technology/corey-quinn-amazon-aws.html?referringSource=articleShare)
Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia - About Facebook (https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/changes-to-sharing-and-viewing-news-on-facebook-in-australia/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioslogin&stream=top)
Logging startups are suddenly hot as CrowdStrike nabs Humio for $400M (https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/18/logging-startups-are-suddenly-hot-as-crowdstrike-nabs-humio-for-400m/)
Datadog bolsters app security and observability data with Sqreen and Timber acquisitions (https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/12/datadog-bolsters-app-security-and-observability-data-management-with-sqreen-and-timber-acquisitions/)
The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier (https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2021-supermicro).
LastPass Free Accounts Will Now Work on Either Your Phone or Computer, Not Both (https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkd88v/lastpass-free-accounts-will-now-work-on-either-your-phone-or-computer-not-both?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioscodebook&stream=technology)
Apple releases Chrome extension for iCloud passwords (https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/31/22259720/apple-icloud-passwords-chrome-browser-extension-released)
Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020 (https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/).
Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm are reportedly nervous about Nvidia acquiring Arm (https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/12/22280262/qualcomm-microsoft-google-nvidia-arm-acquisition-investigations-concerns)
Audio is the future?
Clubhouse’s Inevitability (https://stratechery.com/2021/clubhouses-inevitability/)
The new media mogul: Andreessen Horowi (https://www.axios.com/the-new-media-mogul-andreessen-horowitz-969145da-43f0-4153-8da2-0a35f2f21632.html)
90-year-old man spends $10,000 on Wall Street Journal ads to shame AT&T (https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/man-90-spends-10k-on-wall-street-journal-ads-to-shame-att/)
Elon Musk predicts Austin, Texas, will be 'the biggest boomtown that America has seen in 50 years' (https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-austin-joe-rogan-biggest-boom-town-50-years-2021-2)
strongDM — Manage and audit remote access to infrastructure. Start your free 14-day trial today at: strongdm.com/SDT (http://strongdm.com/SDT)
Andy wants you to work at BookingLive as DevOps Engineer (https://bookinglive.zohorecruit.com/recruit/PortalDetail.na?digest=iHU1EAOPeO@465g4gK.nYDgjwjkyaz8ZkMQbQdbLaAs-&iframe=true&jobid=297951000002327006&widgetid=297951000000072311&embedsource=CareerSite) (UK based)
DevOpsDay Texas on March 2nd. (https://devopsdays.org/events/2021-texas/welcome/)
SpringOne.io (https://springone.io), Sep 1st to 2nd - CFP is open until April 9th (https://springone.io/cfp).
Two SpringOne Tours: (1.) developer-bonanza in for NA, March 10th and 11th (https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/springone-tour/0014/), and, (2.) EMEA dev-fest on April 28th (https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/springone-tour/0015/).
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Matt: HDMI LCD controllers (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001623726553.html?spm=a2g0s.12269522.214.171.124aad98bbnSzTR4).
Brandon: Fake Famous (https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/fake-famous).
Coté: Susan Sontag’s first book, Against Interpretation (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52374.Against_Interpretation_and_Other_Essays).