devops tools make me want to put my head through a wall. the perfect point between over generalized and under generalized;, no not good i mean both at the same time,; oen cant even comprehend how wrong it is

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the messier the ecosystem the more people we get to employ total so really who can say if it's a bad thing that 120% our work is towards rotating increasingly faster


@CobaltVelvet it is really something. I have to assume the person who made that chart is really pleased by it and thinks it's a good thing. Maybe from a a full employment perspective it is???

re: computers, hot take 

@CobaltVelvet automation is good and useful but this shit is getting so complex that having something that works reliably is now a full-time job (you get another full-time job for the dev part)
so yeah as I said one person

I'm not against the concept but the state of the things


@CobaltVelvet i super get why hosted-services became such a thing.

i still hope some day we can get started being good at running computers, about having some light-weight but good-enough patterns that most people lean on, use.

nothing feels right, nothing feels good right now. the tools are mostly overbearing & big, not small & smart. there's such a sea of them. for any given tool, probably >50% of engineers will look at it & immediately be offput.

as a result, we're still really bad at running software on the internet. really bad. we can futz around on a PC with skill & finesse, but there's so little shared experience in making software-delivery-factories. each little camp has so little shared language to speak to other camps with. it's all little micro-nations. usually not-so-happy ones.

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