Disclaimer: Most of my career i've been what you would call and "Individual Contributor" these are not observations from a managerial perspective, but from a team member perspective In the past 10 years or so I've worked under pretty much all your basic boss types. I've seen how people react to different stimuli and managerial… Continue reading Getting the most out of your Sysadmin team
Communication is an important thing in any team environment, and part of communication is realizing how your chose form of contact interrupts the other people on your team. Generally we get interrupted multiple times a day via our various means of communication. Generally we are available via: Phone (both land line and cell), IM, Group… Continue reading Levels of Interruption – How Important Is What You are Asking me?
I had a great - albeit brief - conversation with Matt Simmons while he was in town on his world tour in NYC recently that got me thinking about bringing the SysAdmin community together. This isn't the first time that I've thought about how bring the SysAdmin community together in a stronger way. And, since… Continue reading Where are all the SysAdmins?
I think the first time I heard the term DevOps I didn't think all that much about it, in fact I vaguely remember thinking "oh great another group of developers that think they don't need sysadmins and they can just code themselves out of any systems problem." Of course, at the time I was working… Continue reading *Shudder* DevOps
This is a crazy idea, but it's true there really is no such thing as too complex in an IT environment. If you take a moment to think about it, everything we do is incredibly complex. Really, just take a moment to think about it. There is not one thing that you do as a… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as Too Complex