A Fool With A Tool Is Still A Fool | Working Hard In IT

Over the top deployments, using every option & technology known to man that become unmanageable to the “ridiculous” level and end up reducing operational capabilities and reliability.

via A Fool With A Tool Is Still A Fool | Working Hard In IT.

The pictures alone are worth the price of admission. But the author makes several excellent points we must keep in mind.

In the immortal words of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott: “The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain”

2 Replies to “A Fool With A Tool Is Still A Fool | Working Hard In IT”

  1. As a programmer, I have found this to be remarkably true as well. In school, I was constantly finding that I could write a massive piece of code, with half a dozen different functions and specific cases for every possible program state, and it would chug along slowly and be rife with bugs, and absolutely DEVOUR system memory, or I could replace the entire mess with a single line of code, which would work perfectly, not bog down the processor of whatever system I was in, be easier to read, easier to debug, and for a couple of bonus points, it handled additional program states that I could not have predicted myself.

    I have a philosophy which I live by: “Fire fixes everything. Including fire.” There is no problem which can not get so bad that it can’t be fixed by burning everything to the ground and starting over. In fact, many problems could be fixed by doing exactly that, especially the labyrinthine, bloated state of the US budget and tax codes. The Bible tells us that “The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.” At the time, it was a declarative statement, but perhaps now it is an imperative statement as well. The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike. The rain SHOULD fall on the just and the unjust alike. It should fall on rich and poor, young and old, man and woman, without regard to how much money you make.

    Actually, that’s another philosophy I live by. “Justice isn’t blind. She just doesn’t care.”




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