Do simpler systems fail better?

via GIPHY I was recently reading Greg Kogan’s blog Simple Systems have less downtime. It really caught my attention. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As a professional services consultant over the years, I’ve worked with almost 200 firms. And many of those required unraveling of complex systems. And systems that …

What are the top posts of the past year?

via GIPHY I dug through google analytics to see which posts have been the most popular. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. In the past year, the following posts stuck out… 1. Tech Bye Bye Kubernetes How can we keep cloud architectures simple? Are shared databases back in vogue? What Matt …

Are pioneers & process people different breeds?

via GIPHY I was just reading Oliver Eidel’s blog. He had a great post, with some provocative ideas. Pioneers versus Process people. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Now since I love to play devils advocate, after reading this thought provoking article, I thought I would write a bit of my …

What happens when a bartender doesn’t get the job, but files a lawsuit?

via GIPHY I stumbled on this interesting article, and thought I’d share it. Bartender doesn’t get job, but wins suit for consulting fees Now some of you may have already made some prejudgements. But I ask that you hold your conclusions, and take a listen. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …

Is banning facial recognition missing the point?

via GIPHY I thought I would step out of my usual shoes this month and talk about something besides cloud computing. People sometimes ask my opinion on technology, as I know a thing or two about it. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What are your thoughts on facial recognition? Will …

When should I use Ansible versus packer or Terraform?

via GIPHY I was having a conversation with a colleague recently. We wee discussing devops, and the topic of Ansible came up as I was advocating it as a great too to get things done. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what he had to say… — quote — I’ve …

Should I join this new startup Delicious Data?

via GIPHY I’ve been asked this before by folks. Hey, you know technology, what stock picks would you recommend? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s a tough question, with a lot of intangibles. It’s no wonder people ask friends for advice. You have to think about what matters to you? …

Does Amazon’s security work well for startups?

via GIPHY I was sifting through my project & progress reports from former clients today. Something struck me loud and clear. It seems 4 out of 5 of them don’t implement VPC best practices. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Which begs the question again and again, is the service just …

Do you fear you are an imposter? Join the club

via GIPHY I was reading another delicious hacker news thread, this time on a psychology question. How do you work with the fear of your own incompetence? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s a great question. I’ve had this suspicion for years, and it was only after stumbling on psychology …