21: DevOps, NoOps, GitOps, oh my!

You always need operations

Is DevOps an oxymoron with the no code movement? Is it time to move on? What about GitOps?

Snowflake can also be considered as shadow IT, or conversely, business empowerment through NoOps

Dominic’s NoOps blog post: https://findthethread.postach.io/post/not-noops-but-smartops

“Said no CEO ever: Things that don’t matter in the cloud”: https://speakerdeck.com/caseywest/said-no-ceo-ever-things-that-dont-matter-in-the-cloud

Forrester NoOps article: https://go.forrester.com/blogs/11-02-07-i_dont_want_devops_i_want_noops/

Lehman Brothers spreadsheet error: https://www.computerworld.com/article/2533631/excel-error-leaves-barclays-with-more-lehman-assets-than-it-bargained-for.html

Lightning round

Privacy

Airlines and privacy https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram

AI/GPT-3

Microsoft teams up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3 language model

https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/09/22/microsoft-teams-up-with-openai-to-exclusively-license-gpt-3-language-model/

Is this exclusivity an issue?

Recommendations

Dominic

Handwriting! Rotring 800 mechanical pencil https://amzn.to/2EuvEUC

Mike’s pend of choice: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E6A9M8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Zack

A diet based on caloric restriction might make you live longer. Starve your cancer cells and renew & rejuvenate.

https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/08/20/553/prolon-starvation-diet/

Mike

Amazon Ring drone camera! https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21453709/ring-always-home-cam-indoor-drone-security-camera-price-specs-features-amazon


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