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Practical Operations Podcast Episode Feed

Practical Operations is about the difference between runningyour IT organization the "Right Way" and the Practical Way. Your hosts talkabout the theory of small to web scale operations and DevOps and then discusshow to get the most out of these tools in practice.

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Episode 52 - Technical Solutions for Social Problems

Where we discuss why using technical solutions rarely solve social problems, or solve them very poorly. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 52: IETF DNS Mailing List Discussion FALE Technical Solutions to Social Problems?: Some Implications of a Computer-Based Welfare Benefits Information System

30mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 64: Resumes and Interviews

Where we discuss resumes and interviews. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm

35mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 62 - Immutable Infrastructure

Where we discuss the pros and cons of immutable infrastructure. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 62: Trash Your Servers and Burn Your Code 12 Factor Apps Digital Ocean What Is Immutable No-SSH Movement Pets vs Cattle

30mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 72 - A Tale of Three Postmortems

Where we discuss three incident postmortems; two written by CloudFlare and one by AWS. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 72: CloudFlare Regex Outage Coding Horror Regex Performance Loggly Regex Performance S3 Outage Writeup BGP Optimizer Outage PagerDuty How To Write A Postmortem Google Status Grid

30mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 45 - Social and Technical Contracts For Teams

Where we discuss the social and technical contracts that should be considered when setting up a working group, both long-standing and ad-hoc. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 45: Monorepo Keybase.io Breandan’s Keybase Entry Jack’s Keybase Entry

26mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 61: Tech Mergers And Acquisitions - RedHat and IBM

Where we talk about IBMs purchase of RedHat, and some of the past implications of tech tech mergers and acquisitions. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 61: Merger Announcement Maddogs Take

17mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 74 - Small Office/Home Office Networking

Where we discuss small office and home office networking gear. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 74: Raspberry Pi 4 USB C Issue Netgear Switches Mikrotik pfsense Netgate SG 3100

44mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 46 - Service Design Documentation

Where we discuss guidelines for documenting, designing and deploying services. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm

27mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 47 - Efficient Meetings

Where we discuss the reasons to have meetings, and some gudielines on making them less awful for everyone involved. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 47: First Round - Making Communication Better Things I have learned about effective sysadmin meetings NYT - How To Run An Effective Meeting

16mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 80 - Revisiting Immutable Infrastructure

Where we talk (again) about immutable infrastructure, especially now that Kubernetes has a mature way to handle state, the statefulset. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 80: Single Instance ASGs Practical Operations Podcast Episode 62 Elastic inside Kubernetes LeftPad RedHat/Quay

29mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 51 - Divide and Conquer

Where we discuss the relative merits of splitting large, monolithic multi-tenant applications into smaller single tenant ones. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm

33mins

4 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 68 - Monitorama PDX 2019

Where we discuss our plans for Monitorama, one of our favorite conferences. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 68: Jason Dixon Monitorama PDX Statistics for Engineers CoffeeOps

17mins

28 May 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 78 - Retractions and Reactions

Where we talk about the tendancy the internet at large has to overract to things, including two examples of this. The GitLab User Tracking terms of service and subsequent rollback, and the Terraform Azure provider id issue. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 78: GitLab Product Usage Tracking Terraform Issue 4747: Remove default “terraform” partner_id Hot Coffee Lawsuit Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory Boaty McBoatface

16mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 42 - Choosing A License

Where we discuss available software licensing, both for code you have written and code you are thinking of adopting into your projects. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 42: Choose A License Creative Commons tl;dr legal

25mins

17 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 71 - Long Term Prometheus Metrics Storage

Where we discuss long term metrics storage, primarily for Prometheus. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 71: TSDB List

37mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 60: Deeper Into Kubernetes

Where we talk more about Kubernetes and dig a little deeper into why it has become so popular. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 60: Borg: The Predecessor to Kubernetes

25mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 79 - Professional Certifications and Exams

Where we discuss professional certifications, exams and some of the pitfalls and caveats that go along with them. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm

31mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 69 - Neat Prometheus Tricks

Where we discuss Jack Neely’s Monitorama 2019 PDX lighting talk - 5 Neat Prometheus Tricks. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 69: The Actual Lightning Talk Distributed Debugger Overcast 5 Neat Tricks With-Prometheus Prometheus Histograms I Prometheus Histograms II

30mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 66: Diminishing Returns

Where we discuss the Nintey-Nintey Rule and overall the idea of diminishing returns. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm Links for Episode 66: The Ninety-Ninety Rule The Practice of System and Network Administration Editions

23 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 77 - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Where we discuss continuous integration and continuous delivery including some of the tools and strategies. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm

29mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #20