Apparently annoying programmers is one way to attract attention to your blog.
This ended up being a demonstration of the short attention span of that type of social media. The flurry subsided within a day or so. I'll admit that I took screen shots - just in case I don't get the other 14.5 minutes of fame.
One thing I disliked about the link-ins from those services is that the comments and discussion took place largely in the social media services rather that on the blog.
Similar attention was given to posts on Resume building consultants and Continuous Deployment. John Allspaw commented on how continuous deployment is used at Flickr. Forget the post. Read the comments.
In Cargo Cult Systems Administration I attempted to describe cases where system administration might really be cargo cult.
I'm pretty paranoid about privacy. It's not hard to see where we are going with privacy (or the lack thereof).
Other potentially interesting posts from 2009:
- Broken Windows
- Anonymity is not Privacy
- Your Application is a Rotting Old Shack, Now What?
- Error Handling – an Anecdote
- A Zero Error Policy – Not Just for Backups
- Estimating Availability of Simple Systems – Introduction
- Estimating Availability of Simple Systems - Non-redundant
- Estimating Availability of Simple Systems - Redundant
- Availability, Complexity and the Person-Factor
- Availability, Longer MTBF and shorter MTTR
- Ad Hoc Verses Structured System Management