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Friday Deploys, and other harmful BOFH memes – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/05

The answer to the meme on the right:

If you are having problems deploying on a Friday, you will have them at any time of the week. Your processes are broken.

Source: [WayBackFriday Deploys, and other harmful BOFH memes – The Isoblog.

via: [WayBack] Friday Deploys and other harmful BOFH memes – they need to die in a fire… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Kristian argues that people finding the meme funny should get fired.

I still find it funny. Both in a way that I’m surprised so many BOFH are still there, as well as being happy that on many occasions I’ve helped making this a thing of the past or at least make organisations aware of the deployment risks and how to cope with them.

Do I need to change? Definitely: life is all about learning new things every day and change because of that.

Do I need go get out of a job or a new job? Likely at some point because life is all about change. Hopefully I’ve learned enough by then to find another gig where – in addition to applying my tech skills – I can spread awareness and knowledge. And learn new things. Did I tell about life is all about learning?

Related: [WayBack] by

Via: [WayBack] @michieltcs: I deploy on Fridays (and maybe you should too):


One Response to “Friday Deploys, and other harmful BOFH memes – The Isoblog.”

  1. ruurd said

    The point is not about process. The point is about being unable to rally the necessary people on a Friday and potentially inconveniencing them to work on the weekend because the process goes kaboom for some reason. Friday is organisationally speaking a bad day to deploy. So. Funny? Not really. Maybe. You should learn from it. Saying that a deploy on Friday is OK is good in my book provided you can tick all the required boxes while doing so. One of those boxes should be:

    ☐are all the people needed for remediation of problems available?

    I bet that in a large number of cases that is an untickable checkbox on a Friday.

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