Tag Archives: Operations

Data Center Move

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on moving our data center at work.  This was quite the project in planning (with moving deadlines and contingencies) but, in the end, the planning paid off – this project was … Continue reading

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Production Software Support

At work, I’ve been involved in a new effort to overhaul how we handle the development support of our production software.  As the Ops lead, that is something I am very passionate about, so I am excited to be involved … Continue reading

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Interfacing with Remote Developers

One of the interesting things about my job is that I get to work with a lot of developers. I recently spent a week in Riverdale, MD with a group of developers that we usually only work with remotely – … Continue reading

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Good Operational Software – Part 2

This is the second part of my thoughts on good operational software.  For part one, go back one post to here. Second, is separating out configuration management from software development. Like logging, this one is easy on the surface; it’s … Continue reading

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Good Operational Software – Part 1

As the Operations lead, I find myself pondering what the difference between good software and good operational software. The software development team here at NSIDC is a sharp group, they know good software when they see it. Further, many of … Continue reading

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New Operations White Board

This year, during the holiday season, I hatched an idea for a new white board for NSIDC Operations. Our old white board was serviceable, but getting long of the tooth and not as functional as we have needed more recently. … Continue reading

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Aside: I love my job

I really enjoy my job, though precisely why I do is quite difficult for me to convey in writing – it’s tied up in what I do, who I work with, and just how much fun the daily problem solving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Part 2

This is a continuation of my series on a typical day in my life. The first part is here.  This part sets up what my day job is like in probably more detail than anyone wants to know. I’ll talk … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Operator

I don’t always deploy code… …But when I do, I deploy it to production

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