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Our adventure in metrics gathering is a bit long-winded for a story. I've divided it into sections so you can jump to the details you might want to see: Software, Glue, Hardware, Details, Headaches, Numbers, and Final Thoughts. Please drop comments noting your performance numbers or to ask questions. We're... Continue »
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At my work, Say Media, we have a group shepherding tasks and plans in the 'devops' style. Franck and myself are this group, with input and assistance from others. As a starting point we’re assuming that tools must already exist, and that we should only rebuild them from scratch if... Continue »
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OK, so maybe we sent one of our remote employees - let's call him Hippy McNeckbeard - a replacement laptop with some extraneous equipment included in the box. And by "extraneous" I mean a half-eaten chocolate candy bar, some floppy disks, a postcard of Prince William, an inappropriately adorable background image, CDs with drivers for items you would only find in an antique store, a 2008 SF Giants calendar, and various other useless items. Now, I.T. professionals know that remote employees are a special challenge. These employees are usually very smart, but far too ugly to have in the general... Continue »