Category Archives: quotes

Creator Bias

Quote of the day: “Humans are bad at predicting the performance of complex systems […] Our ability to create large & complex systems fools us into believing that we’re also entitled to understand them”

Taken from “Mature Optimization Handbook” by Carlos Bueno: http://carlos.bueno.org/optimization/mature-optimization.pdf

SA management quote

This one is from “Time Management for System Administrators” book by Thomas A. Limoncelli:

I’m a system administrator! I manage chaos for living!”

Isn’t it exactly what we do? :)

Ops truth

Great quote: “People in operations are always deciding between doing things right and doing things right now” (from Web Operations by John Allspaw, Jesse Robbins)