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.

Monitoring for Humans

Hi, I’m Mathias, and I’m a developer. Other than a lot of you at this conference, I’m far from being a monitoring expert. If anything, I’m a user, a tinkerer of all the great tools we’re hearing about at this conference.

Failure is Always an Option

Failure is still one of the most undervalued things in our business, in most businesses really. We still tend to point fingers elsewhere, blame the other department, or try anything to cover our asses.