How can we secretly deploy this key to production?

via GIPHY I worked with a client some time back that was in a very unfortunate position indeed. Through various management shuffling, the COO was the new sheriff in town. Which is fine and normal. Except in this case the entire operations was managed across the sea. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

How not to handle “we’re not paying” emails…

via GIPHY I saw this thread recently posted on Hacker News. “We’re not paying invoices due to the pandemic” – How to handle these. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What shocked me is what Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) suggested: “The right response is probably ‘I have received your letter. The invoice …

Why is there a company whose only purpose is to help me with my AWS bill?

via GIPHY I know everyone is talking about the pandemic at the moment, I thought I would sidestep the topic, and continue to discuss what I know best. Which is public cloud! Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Of late, I see more and more discussions on CTO forums, and in …

I’m building a startup. What should I watch out for?

via GIPHY I’ve worked with close to 200 startups over the years. So I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Some of the get-rich-quick managed to get broke even quicker. And others saw great engineers leave behind a clunky maze of an architecture with little or no documtation. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

What can we learn from NASA’s AWS fail?

via GIPHY I was just reading the Register, which is sort of the UK’s version of Slashdot, and they had a jaw dropping title. NASA moved 247 petabytes into AWS and then later learned about EGRESS costs OMG! Face palm. Wow. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. To say this is …

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 …