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What industry secret are you aware of that most people aren't?
  • Remember solarwinds... that was supposed to destroy them to. Still here though.
    You seemed surprised companies would risk a catastrophic bug because it would destroy them. But this will be the evidence that it won't. And yes, the most likely cause was that the copy process failed somewhere along the line. But testing hashes of the update against what you actually tested is part of qa. And clearly testing didn't happen somewhere critical.

  • Secret Service decries rightwing blame on female agents over Trump shooting
  • I will say those particular women that I saw were a bit short compared to the person they were guarding. When the agents ringed around him, his head was clearly visible above those ladies. That part seems suboptimal. This of course is true for some men too though.

  • After Trump assassination attempt, guns will still be allowed near RNC, but tennis balls will not
  • Of course it can't. Unless they are dumb enough to let the whole crowd be armed. At that point you just can't fix stupid. After all, in this case it is vigilante justice really. Since he is a convicted felon. But I suspect he will be behind bulletproof glass or something.

  • Let's see who's gonna get roped into this job
  • I might still take the job. Even is we lost my name would get in the books for something. And I could say that is why I did it after the fact. And if we won, we'll I could step down on like day 2 or something... assuming he lived through day 1.

  • What industry secret are you aware of that most people aren't?
  • Simple. Been a QA, worked with QAs, been to conferences with QAs. We tell the boss we can't cover the whole thing, they say just cover the most important stuff. The general advice from veteran QAs is to not even say that to the boss. They know, and they can't get more resources. So veteran QAs advise others to get a feel for how much time you can spend on a thing before they start complaining that you are holding it up. Then work within that timeframe. As long as nothing major gets through it's all good. Your view is one of survivor bias. Nothing big got through, but that doesn't mean it was completely tested. Its good enough, untill it isn't. Side note, I've seen product managers close bugs, not because they weren't bugs, but because they were bad enough, compared to features they thought would sell more software. This was an outlier, usually they just wait a few years and mass close everything that is X years old. That, I have personally seen everywhere I have worked.

  • What industry secret are you aware of that most people aren't?
  • I guess now I know that you just have a super narrow view. Cause no, call centers are not the majority. Not even close. The average tech worker interacts with far more SaaS software products in a day than a call center worker. That however explains your views. Call center software is an outlier. The workers are usually hourly, not salary. And so thier time does matter to the purchaser of the software, and usually it matters a lot. That just isn't the way it is for the rest of the SaaS market.

  • Federal appeals court rules cops who handcuffed 10-year-old girl for drawing offensive picture must face excessive force lawsuit
  • Right, we drew entire armies on the desks with all sorts of phrases coming from the soldiers. Context matters. But I get that a teacher may not want to make that call in this day and age. But they should have a counselor or something on staff to handle this.

  • Toddler, 2, dies after shooting himself while left alone in a Walmart parking lot as his parents shopped for fireworks
  • For everyone focusing on the toddler alone in a hot car part. This was a fireworks stand. So they were probably 10 to 20 feet away. We can hope they opened the windows, which would make it roughly the same temp as where they were. So let's refocus on the gun please.

  • Does anyone else feel like fireworks are a complete waste of money and a ridiculous amount of unnecessary Pollution?
  • You would be surprised how often parts need to be replaced in a data center. There is a lot more than severs in there to make all this happen. Then you need the device to read it on, and the infrastructure to get the bits to you... a lot of plastic in all that which won't break down for a very line time too.

  • What is a good second career?

    The wife and I are getting older. We have been working for decades at this point. But we are too young to retire, and we had kids late. But one of us could totally switch over to a lower stress second career. Ideally something with benefits, maybe even a chance to get a pension. And since we still have kids, needs to be flexible. One of our kids has autism, so lots of random doctors appointment and stuff. We both work with computers all day. What are some good options for a second career that doesn't need to have long term growth potential. We have 8 years where ideally both of us are working so we can cover each other with benefits if something happens. After that, the kids are out of high school at least. So it isn't like it would be a "short" term career/job. Just not a 30 year thing. And ideally, something that could at least partially be done at home.

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    Newberg School District parents call for superintendent to step down after learning of budget shortfall

    Newberg has been the center of a political maelstrom over the last few years, beginning with a conservative majority on the school board banning political symbols, pointedly targeting Black Lives Matter and Pride flags.

    The same school board abruptly ousted Phillips' predecessor, Superintendent Joe Morelock, in March 2022. They hired Phillips a few months later, despite the fact that he was coming off a string of controversies connected to his work in other Oregon districts.

    The guy the conservative school board appointed superintendent to own the libs, turned out to suck at his job. At least the people were smart enough to vote out the conservative school board. But sounds like they were too late.

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    devops @lemmy.world Modern_medicine_isnt @lemmy.world

    script runner framework

    We have free rundeck. And it is pretty lame. But the basic problem is we want to setup permission escalation. We write the scripts that do things, and control who can run them, and how they can run them. Also keep an audit trail of who ran what. rundeck does this, but the free version is pretty terrible. And the pay version is absurdly expensive.

    One example would be some specific queries on the production databases to look up information that is okay for devs to look up. And which would be part of incident response. Another is some limited and very specific kubernetes actions on the prod cluster…

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    devops @lemmy.world Modern_medicine_isnt @lemmy.world

    script runner frameworks?

    We have free rundeck. And it is pretty lame. But the basic problem is we want to setup permission escalation. We write the scripts that do things, and control who can run them, and how they can run them. Also keep an audit trail of who ran what. rundeck does this, but the free version is pretty terrible. And the pay version is absurdly expensive.

    One example would be some specific queries on the production databases to look up information that is okay for devs to look up. And which would be part of incident response. Another is some limited and very specific kubernetes actions on the prod cluster...

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    Could the United States be headed for a national divorce

    Could the blue states just ignore orders from the white house? Like if he orders them to round up illegal aliens? What could trump do about it?

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    do public companies always have to do what makes the shareholders the most money or risk being sued?

    I know the board has some fiduciary duty, but can a company put some guardrails on it when they go public, like saying the environment will always come first, or employees or customers or something?

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    SAD light location and use for programmers?

    It's been a grey winter, and looking to stay that way. I work remote, so I was thinking of getting an SAD light. But I remember from years ago when I had one (and worked in an office) that if I put it next to my monitor it gave me a headache and made my monitor hard to see. Those of you using SAD lights, where do you put them, how long do you use them per day and all that?

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    You know tipping has gotten out of control when your son says we have to tip Santa with money.

    of course he suggested $1

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    Posts missing in profile

    When I am in Jerboa on any device (phone, tablet, pc) and I go to my profile and click on posts... it is empty. Yet I have of course made posts. Is there something I need to do to get it to save my posts? Comments has my comments.

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    greatest movie turnaround

    what movie has the greatest turnaround. Like all hope is lost, people are fleeing or whatever, and something happens, then everyone rallies and of course wins the day. Its in tons of movies, usually pretty cheesy. But there must be some that do it right. What are they?

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    scifi movies for a young teen

    my daughter seems to like scifi. We watched enders game, lost in space series (the new version), arrival, I am mother, and she liked them all. Can I get some more suggestions?

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    what artifacts am I goaling for

    I have a bunch, but am not sure what I need for the elightenment egg

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