And the privilege gap that exists between cis male and trans woman…

Social ladder. Photo by from

It ’s no secret that one of the hardest battles trans people may face is with themselves. …


(If the title doesn’t ring a bell, google it for some good-hearted laugh)

Today I would like to briefly discuss deletion.

Now, If you’ve been through any software interview lately, there are usually a lot of good and interesting questions about storing data. Should it be indexed? If so, how…


A diverse hiring process may not be what you think it is

Interview. Photo by from

What does a diverse hiring process even mean?

I’m a woman. I’m bisexual. I’m trans. I’m a-spec (on the asexual spectrum). That would count as ‘diverse’ on several accounts.

Was there anything of real-world employment substance behind those titles though, given that I’ve spent over 15 years of my career performing as a man, 8 of those as…


System Design — When Coding Alone Doesn’t Cut it Anymore

Popularized by GAMFA companies (and considered a prerequisite skill for increasing levels of seniority), System design skills have become highly prized among developers. In a nutshell, system design is the practice of taking a problem expressed in real-world terms (e.g. …


In our , it seemed like we had full error coverage within our grasp.

Why aren’t we done? What is it that stops us from calling out every error our application makes as an event and raise it?

The amorphous nature of the term ‘error’.

True, some things are…


In our previous posts, we’ve covered and . These were attributes of a system which we could define and observe. But we’ve also noticed that they have major limitations around analysis. Indicators supposedly circumvent this by virtue of definition and metrics by the operator’s analysis capability… surely there is…


I wrote these a few months ago and now seems like a good place to post these.

TW: self-deprecating and dark trans-woman-in-tech humor.

(Modelled after excuses made to management, product and end users):

I’m…

  • A woman, but not entirely up to spec [1]
  • A woman, but with some technical debt.


In our , we have dived into the lovely world of indicators and have explored its value but also its limits. These limits have clearly led us towards observable values that are past indicators. That’s also pretty intuitive, we have everyday examples of metrics.

Metrics

If indicators were binary observables…


So, our has defined monitoring for us. As a brief recap, our key takeaway was that good monitoring allows a human to derive insights about your business’ operation, in order to prevent or minimize damage.

In this post we will discuss the indicator, a basic and intuitive building…


Welcome!

This series of posts is designed to let you, the reader, broaden your perspectives about the world of tech monitoring by way of a “from scratch” exploration.

As a ‘foundations’ series, this should hopefully prove useful to you regardless of your specific technical domain, even if the focus will…

Gil Bahat

A Gil, of all trades. DevOps roles are often called “a one man show”. As it turns out, I’m not a man and never was. Welcome to this one (trans) woman show.

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