003 - Documentation
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In this episode we talk about documentation. Really taking a big picture view of how to document things and what should be documented. Along with that we try to talk a bit about the types of documentation that are not necessarily obvious, like monitoring.
During the show, Steve mentioned the Stack Exchange data center move. If you are interested, here are some pictures and commentary: http://www.reddit.com/r/cableporn/comments/1bcxfi/a_few_photos_from_the_stack_overflow_data_center/
- Etsy’s Morgue tool for creating post-mortems: https://github.com/etsy/morgue
- Windows Management Framework 4 (including Desired State Configuration) is available for Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2013/10/25/windows-management-framework-4-0-is-now-available.aspx
- There are a few Calls for Proposals/Papers (though since Steve was late posting the show, Cascadia’s ends today – 12/9): Cascadia IT Conference and the Southern California Linux Expo
- Great little story on how queuing of work can slow things down: http://kief.com/change-management-fail.html
Hope you enjoy the show.