Author: Jeffrey Fredrick

Using your values to choose

At the London Action Science Meetup in January we discussed the article Emotional Agility (HBR, Nov 2013), and in particular how to apply the four steps described in the article: recognize your patterns; label your thoughts and emotions; accept them; and act on your values The importance of using your values […]

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Human Error and Just Culture

Sidney Dekker’s Just Culture made me thankful I don’t work in an occupation with a high risk of impacting public safety (those described in the book include aviation, health-care, and policing). In our society we believe that practitioners should be accountable for their actions, that without legal consequences after a […]

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MDI: Monitoring Driven Infrastructure?

Adam and I attended the London Infracoders Meetup last night which featured a demo of serverspec and Beaker. When I asked Adam what he thought he wasn’t impressed*. “I don’t see the point of this if you’re using Puppet unless you’re worried about typos or you don’t control your production […]

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Happy Holidays Jenkins!

At TIM Group we are proud to say that we support open source projects. And indeed we’ve spent time on many projects, submitting patches, posting on forums/mailing lists, and have a number of projects we’ve put up on our github page. Today we’ve taken the additional step of putting our […]

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