Conversation

“Sometimes it’s simply easier to kill” “That’s a reasonably troubling statement” “However that is the state of things, the world is on the brink and there’s little point in trying to justify yourself to those with a knife to your back.” “While I can see your point you may learn a thing or two by listening to them.” “They were letting their blade do the talking before I concluded the conversation.” This short exchange was…

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Seeding the Stars

Fourth Generation Seed Fleets By this point in time a Seed fleet consisted of over a hundred large ships sent in a number of waves, the first consisted of automated factories that would arrive first. The factory fleet would set about building orbital infrastructure, deconstructing asteroids and smaller orbital bodies, large scale laser network construction and the development of O’Neil cylinders. The second wave was made up of seasoned colonists, people who had helped in…

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3 Dandies

The exaggerated sniffing of the air as he strolled past them in the quadrant was a daily pitter-patter that drifted towards a young man that walked by who seemed to mind his own business. “It’s a disgrace they let dogs in.” A blond true blooded noble snorted as he lent back against the wall waving a lavender hanky in front of his nose. “Dog? To fine an animal, what we have here is common swine.”…

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Crack the Can

A pair of vast graphene cylinder spin like thousands of others, ten kilometers long, a radius of one and a half kilometers, each home to over ten million souls. Held together by a lattice framework of steel and graphene and connected to the center of each cylinder like a cotton wheel on a spool the megastructure futher surrounded by a network of solarpanels, sattelites and domes. Small vessels dart between the artificial island in space,…

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Solutions

Again I find myself contemplating the problem with setting IT organisations on the “right path” with regards to transformation. It almost seems that out of politeness and I suppose an obligation to some pretence created before my arrival. There is a common pattern to the “Digital transformation” get in some tools, an issue tracking system, a continuous integration platform, maybe some kind of orchestration, a version control system, etc… normally these will all be the “likely…

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DevOps, Technical Principle or Institutional Discipline?

Work In Progress DevOps as a term is seen to have emerged after a 2009 Velocity conference where John Allspaw and Paul Hammond gave their “10 Deploys per day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr” presentation. During which they described how they created shared goals between Dev and Ops to make deployment a part of everybody’s day job. Later that year Patrick Debois excited by the idea went on to create the first DevOpsDay in…

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