22: Back To The Cloud

You’re doing cloud wrong

Lift & shift leads to high costs, missed benefits https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/03/cloud_control_costs/

Cloud economists: Corey Quinn, Owen Rogers

Embracing cloud requires org changes — decentralisation, delegation; Shadow IT comes out into the open

BUT! All of this is not free, will coexist for some time with existing models — which leads to the dreaded bimodal IT

See also https://cloudpundit.com/2020/09/18/the-multicloud-gelatinous-cube

Stupid Sh*t Vendors Do — reprise

Mike wishes that sales people would please stop selling through LinkedIn…. 

Beware of hobbyists

Certain domains (security, ML) attract a vocational approach which may not follow organisations’ best interests. How to align to organisational priorities, not just personal interest?

Follow up

iOS14, App Store moderation‎

https://daringfireball.net/2020/09/widgetsmith_bunco_squad

Automation

VMware and SaltStack Important, But Not Exciting | Find the thread

Recommendations

Mike:

Elon Musk interview on Sway talking about neural ink and our human meat flaps.

Elon Musk: ‘A.I. Doesn’t Need to Hate Us to Destroy Us’ 

https://overcast.fm/+he8FSycfQ

Dominic:

Let there be light — put more lights around your working area, both for visibility on webcam and for your mood

Zack:

Vitamin D is good


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