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Charity Majors
CTO , ex-Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab; cowrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤
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Charity Majors 5h
Replying to @jasonbee
I would think they were cool for that purpose if they were done *in addition to* normal coverage. You know? 😕
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Charity Majors 9h
Replying to @QuinnyPig
I've been saying this for years. I thought I was the only one!
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Charity Majors 12h
Replying to @srockets @jbfletch_
Clearly you need MORE of my stickers. 🤨
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Charity Majors 12h
You know, I do all this hard work to get over my kneejerk distaste for sales and marketing. And I come to value the difficulty of their skillsets and see them as essential partners. ...And then some "growth" guy reminds me why I had to do that hard work in the first place. 😵
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Charity Majors 12h
But this reads like a spam post (you don't even follow me, must have found by searching) and gives me the squicks.
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Charity Majors 12h
I don't really understand the question, but if I don't have to pay anything, I don't mind if you post it.
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Charity Majors 12h
This is a thousand percent true. Management can be deeply lonely and isolating. Your very first task needs to be pulling together a posse, a personal support group. I wrote about how to do this here:
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Charity Majors 12h
Yes, it really can be this easy to get you some observability. Wtf are you waiting for?** **"But but regulations!" No, this is for a health care company with BAA and on prem requirements. 💙💙💙 thanks
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Charity Majors 12h
Replying to @conorgriffin @flyosity
Ahahahaha. Nicely done.
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Charity Majors 12h
I... don't know whether to feel flattered or extremely pissed off by this imitation
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Charity Majors 12h
Um... That's not my site or design. Wtf? Mine is here:
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Charity Majors 12h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
I flatly refused. Every time. It's just gross. And not only that, it is *tired*. I've read this story a thousand times. Everyone has. Do better.
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Charity Majors 12h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
Do you know how many journalists have wanted to write about honeycomb for the past three years? Yeah, lots, which would be GREAT if they wanted to write about how we are shaking up multiple established industries instead of the freak show oddity of Two Female Founders.
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Charity Majors 12h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
I am sure people mean well, but this is not a compliment, it is condescension. Relegating stories about women leaders and founders to special issues and the Style pages is not helpful.
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Charity Majors 12h
If you're ever tempted to start a "top women in X" list, for the love of God please stop and consider putting them on your "top in X" list. Fuck this pink ghetto trash.
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Charity Majors 13h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
Like, you can say "I know how to optimize a query" or "I can build a web form", but can you ever confidently say you can resolve the conflict between two people who hate each other? Or change a single person's opinions on race or gender? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Charity Majors 13h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
People problems aren't harder than technical problems, really, but they are much much harder to generalize about. You can approach mastery in a technical domain, enough to take your skills for granted. I'm not sure the same is true of people problems. 🤔
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Charity Majors 14h
Replying to @mipsytipsy
To be a successful technical leader with credibility you will need both skill sets. And mastering tech is a single threaded process with no swap. You can only give your all to something one thing at a time.
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Charity Majors 14h
This is a detail that sometimes gets elided, and is why you should never let someone talk you into management until you are solidly a senior engineer. Yes, people problems are harder... *once* you've mastered the tech.
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