S6E13: "EOL"

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We talk about restructuring infrastructure, and have some BIG news.

Just the Tip

  • Paden points out that telecommuting worked quite well but managers don’t understand that because they only want their meetings.
    • Jthan doesn’t understand that individuals are different and it should be an individual choice (and management should EVALUATE their performance to avoid abuse). Companies and teams don’t hire all of one kind of person (better remote vs. better in-office).
    • Also, the “hybrid model” is dumb. If an employee works better from home, let them work from home. If they work better in the office, let them work in the office.
      • Though it’s more likely that, typically, they care about socializing than production. You’re not there to make friends, regardless of the fuzzy stuff the employee manual says, you’re there to produce.


Starts at 36m07s.

I was drinking Dragon’s Milk Stout. Paden was drinking New Amsterdam Vodka. Jthan was drinking the juice from his spittoon (he was actually drinking Rolling Rock).

  • Infra redesign wishlist
    • Paden wants redundant hardware and a highly-robust network (full 40Gbps for all machines).
      • He also wishes more things were deployed as virtual machines instead of physical.
      • He thinks PhySec could be VASTLY improved; put prod and test in totally different rooms.
    • Jthan wants expandability, but not expanded hardware.
      • He also wishes he had everything labeled.
      • Physical/spatial planning was his biggest redo.
      • He kept a Leatherman with this in his car.
    • I would have used SaltStack from the very beginning.
      • I would have also implemented LDAP way earlier, and Hashicorp’s Vault from the very beginning.
    • We all want couches and refreshments at the DC.
    • Label ALL the things. This is a FANTASTIC labelmaker, and even lets you print out QR codes.

15 Clams

In this segment, Jthan shares with you a little slice of life. The title is a reference to this video. (2m16s in)

Starts at 1h15m13s.

Jthan’s becoming a mountain man. He wants to know what to do as an intermediate gateway device for the network at his new house.


  • We’re ending the podcast; no new episodes after this season.
    • We’ll still keep the archives up, at least for a bit, and may have more articles posted to the site.
    • The Discord server will still be up for the foreseeable future as well.
  • Jthan doesn’t know what fermentation is.
  • Paden was talking about this.


Music Credits
Track Title Artist Link Copyright/License
Intro Someday Jazz One Beats click CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
Outro Tapir Crennwiick click CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
(All music is royalty-free, properly licensed for use, used under fair use, or public domain.)



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