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Observability Strategist, SLOgician. SRE @Zendesk. Engineer to engineer. Always tries to have facts/math/empathy.
Sep 22, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
A lot of you folks have seen the @CloudNativeFdn recent End User Technology Radar that was recently published -…

It has generated some discussion, but folks I know say takeaways aren't obvious. I've done Observability (TM) for 10 years, here are mine. 1/9 CNCF published a methodology on how they did this, but they basically asked different companies to classify the observability (and monitoring!) technologies they are using into Adopt, Trial, Assess.

Now here's the interesting part: 2/9
Jun 12, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
It's Friday the 13th, uh I mean the 12th. That means it's time again for Five Hot Takes in Monitoring and Observability.

Hashtag #monitoring
Hashtag #observability
Hashtag #tsdb

Leading off, @IRONdb 0.19.5 was released with some wicked tag indexing and searching optimizations. Guessing this is what @postwait tweeted about hacking on earlier this week.…

May 22, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
It's Friday and the Memorial Day weekend forecast is looking like warm temperatures. That means it is time for another Five Hot Takes on monitoring and observability.

hashtag #monitoring
hashtag #observability

Leading off, @davidgsIoT is now leading up Developer Advocacy at time series db vendor @QuestDb. Congrats David!

May 20, 2020 11 tweets 4 min read
.@monkchips firing off his entertaining rageops rants at #gitopsdays Image The HIPPO - HIghest Paid PersOn in the room says what should be built Image
May 8, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
It's a warm Friday and most of us are sheltering in place, so it's time for five hot takes on this week's monitoring and observability news 1/6

hashtag #monitoring
hashtag #observability Leading off, an analysis on the Gartner 2020 APM Magic Quadrant. There's not much that's magical about APM (or Gartner reports for that matter), but this report is worth a read… 2/6
Mar 6, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Reading on Twitter that a lot of DevRel folks are concerned about conference cancellations. I was in that role previously for a highly technical product. Speaking and talking to folks at the booth is only part of the game. 1/ If the conf was highly aligned with your product niche, this can be a concern for your outreach efforts. But it also represents an opportunity. Attendees already know they want to see your talk and have probably followed you on Twitter. 2/
Nov 19, 2019 12 tweets 7 min read
.@gphat getting ready to send it with "No-Nonsense Observability Improvement" #kubecon #observability Image @gphat "We are not going to define Observability today" 👍 Image
Nov 4, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
Watch. This. Talk. The closest I've gotten with a Prometheus style bin structure was 43 bins. Relative errors are near 10% worst case, but absolute errors acceptable. For a large app though, any more bins with separate time series means cardinality is too high.

Use HDR if you can.
Aug 23, 2019 7 tweets 4 min read
Short thread here summing up monitoring and observability news this past week. Sponsored by... nobody #monitoring #observability #sre 1/7 The @Monitorama Baltimore speaker lineup has been released. Looks like a good lineup, several monitoring vendor experts speaking.… 2/7
Dec 16, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Just went through an IT obstacle course buying Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer original show on iTunes. It's on Youtube but doesn't render correctly on AppleTV (surprise?)
It costs $9.99 on the Apple store. Had to enter my iTunes password over the Siri remote. Clicked through the letters and scrolled like a late 90's cellphone text message since the Siri voice input didn't work.
Oct 10, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
.@QuinnyPig on death of an Enterprise software salesman #NewOpsDays Image @QuinnyPig Up and to the right #NewOpsDays Image