Something that just can’t be?
Something that is completely counterintuitive?
I have…and this page is dedicated to it. More to follow, but for now it’ll collect posts on Data Guy (Me) related to the Counterintuitive IT™ items I’ve run into in my learning.
Please contact me if you have any examples, especially if you don’t mind me totally stealing them. 🙂
- Are Shared Libraries Bad?by JegErAlan on May 2, 2021 at 6:39 pm
This e-mail response from Linus Torvalds (think: Linux kernel) is worth a read if you do any programming with shared libraries (he comes out against them): Subject: Re: Very slow clang kernel config .. On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 8:33 PM [EDITED OUT] <[EDITED OUT]@redhat.com> wrote: > > Yes, it’s intentional. Dynamic linking libraries
- The Hidden Cost of Cost Cuttingby JegErAlan on December 31, 2020 at 7:07 pm
I’m slowly getting through Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility by Jonathan Smart (with Zsolt Berend, Myles Ogilvie, and Simon Rohrer)… And I should note the “slowly” is on me, not the book. 🙂 Either way, it notes something “counterintuitive,” but so true that everyone in business needs to hear it: There
- “Getting discouraged is a total waste of your...by JegErAlan on December 7, 2020 at 12:10 am
On the way home from a Sam’s Club and MOD Pizza visit, I read John Cleese’s new book, “Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide.” I highly recommend it to everyone…since every job…including for those of us in IT…can be creative (and that is where I find the most joy). Although there are far better bits
- Counterintuitive IT™™: How Do We Change Culture?by JegErAlan on May 19, 2019 at 12:41 am
These are rough notes I put together for a ~90 minute presentation to my company’s Agile Community of Interest. I have edited them to remove any direct references to who I work for…not because you aren’t smart enough to use Google, Bing, or your favorite search engine to figure that out :-)…but because it has
- Shook Change Modelby JegErAlan on February 23, 2019 at 8:42 pm
As I work on research for a sermon about why God, when He can accomplish whatever He wants without us, has us help, I recalled of something that Gene Kim said in Beyond the Phoenix Project (a recording he did with John Willis): John Shook wrote about his NUMMI experience in the Fremont plant, a joint
- Counterintuitive IT™™ (Part 1)by JegErAlan on February 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Intuition is a handy thing to have in IT. As a former IT Jack-of-all-trades, I could join an outage call and frequently identify what was wrong more quickly than the experts. As a newbie with DevOps, data science, and other emerging IT fields, I don’t have that advantage anymore. It is uncomfortable. But, it is