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Just in time for Sysadmin Appreciation Week...

People often ask me how they can improve their sysadmin team. It takes only a brief discussion to find fundamental gaps that, when filled, will improve the teams's productivity and the quality of the service being provided.

To help you find these gaps, I present: The Limoncelli Test

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Design PatternsTime Management

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Community

Data? We have a lot.

Cluster management operates on a very large scale: whereas a storage system that can hold a petabyte of data is considered large by most people, our storage systems will send us an emergency page when it has only a few petabytes of free space remaining.
This guy is not exaggerating.

This is why I love working at Google. (Did I mention that my coworker has a sign on his desk that says, "I work here because I love this shit!")


Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Career Advice