Mike Ashley

07dec2014

December 07, 2014

Linux Hater's Blog
This seems to have gone inactive, but there are many really funny posts.
What is Docker?
Docker has gotten popular this year. It seems to be a practical approach to the configuration management problem for distributed systems. If it works, this helps free engineering time to focus on system design and fault tolerance, where the truly hard work is.
Mean People Fail
It's no surprise that Internet startup founders are nice. The more interesting question is when do you _have_ to be mean to succeed so that you can avoid getting into that trap.
The Pentagon Details Its Weapons-for-Cops Giveaway
My local police department got a $692,000 "mine-resistant vehicle." Ridiculous.