What is Automation?

In our circles, automation is most frequently associated with infrastructure, tools like Puppet and Chef, automating away your server provisioning and deployments.

The Fear of Saying No

For a startup or a small biz in its infancy, every opportunity looks like a pot of gold.

A Short Story on Human Error

A few weeks back I came across a post that struck home in several ways. “How I Fired myself” (cached version) is a short story of a developer who accidentally deleted the entire users table in production while working on a new feature. You should read the whole thing, go ahead, I’ll wait for you.