TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.

The Invisible Administrator

When I was first learning system administration, a senior admin told me “Good administrators are invisible”. I did not really understand that at first, but now it’s one of my prime tenets. For the record, being invisible is very hard. The projector operator is invisible, until the movie cuts out. Likewise the train conductor, the […]

July 29, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Blogging • No Comments

Zen and the art of scalability

Lately I’ve been giving  lot of thought to scalability. You see, a good portion of my work in the last few years has been scaling things. Junior admins configure and build things. Senior admins and architects are past the point of “getting $thing to work” and are into the realm of “getting $thing to work […]