Hide + Seek – What to do When Your Site’s Been Hacked

Hide + Seek – What to do When Your Site’s Been Hacked
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I wrote about this on my professional blog the other day but sometimes it makes sense to cross-post as some of my more technically-minded pals and colleagues read stuff here. Hopefully, this sort of thing will be helpful to someone at the right time when they need it the most. If your the intrepid type, […]

The Future of DevOps

The Future of DevOps
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Since I last wrote about it, DevOps has become widely adopted and continues to evolve, coupled with new technologies that have been directly influenced by it and the culture it has helped shape. Even though many organizations are still struggling to realise the potential of DevOps due to a lack of expertise and/or cultural challenges, […]

Time, time, time.

Time, time, time.
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One of the most important things we all learn as consultants is how to value our time. Initially, in the financial sense. Then, something else about it begins to emerge. We begin to see our time as a resource that can be invested, to build something, something larger than ourselves. Time is an asset we […]

More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan

More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan
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Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing […]

DIY vs. DIT – Part II: Decentralization and Dismantling Silos

DIY vs. DIT – Part II: Decentralization and Dismantling Silos
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The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).

If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.