I laughed…


Oracle swings axe on cloud infrastructure corps amid possible bloodbath at Big Red • The Register


The Register has the best headlines!

Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe and Clear-cuts Teams of Engineers – IEEE Spectrum


I’m not one bit surprised, though how they did it is shocking. I guess they are really going all in on OCI. Good luck with that…

Oracle’s Newest Audit Tactic: Focusing on Java


As if shaking down customers potentially using unlicensed features Oracle enables by default wasn’t bad enough. I suppose if the customers will be forgiven if they become cloud customers eh?

Thought Patch Tuesday was a load? You’ll want to avoid this Oracle mega-advisory then • The Register


Patch your s4it!

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to help Linux avoid lawsuits


Who would have thought this would ever happen after the “Linux is a cancer” quote many years ago.

Nice job Microsoft.

is this thing on?

If you ever get a crazy idea to upgrade a server vm two full releases without any sort of a real plan… don’t. Admittedly there would be no love loss if it never came back but it’s certainly a nice puzzle to solve. Best thing of it is that I’m up to date on security patches and it’s damn hard to kill Linux.

Oracle pours a mug o’ Java 11 for its addicts, tips pot of Binary Code License down the sink • The Register


I <3 “The Register”

Got Oracle? Got VMware? Going cloud? You could be stung for huge licensing fees • The Register


Can’t we all just get along?


As I keep telling myself “change is good!” as well as enjoy keeping myself away from being too comfortable; leaving is often hard as you feel like you gave up on something you’ve but a huge effort into.

People leave for various reasons, often due to work/life imbalance, too much stress, or sick of being woke up every night. I don’t feel none of those really apply this time. Sure things are stressful as a team of 12 dwindles to a team of 4 but at the end of the day there is only so much work that can be done. Management has to accept that or change.

I can’t quite put my finger on the exact cause this time but it seems once you lose your “core brain trust” portion of the team there really isn’t anyone left to bounce ideas off of. This is by no means a fault to the team that is left as it’s just a wide gap of experience between the top and the next rung down.

I feel another significant reason may be towards the lack of approval for investing time into processes that help improve the quality and timely delivery with building infrastructure so that standards are being followed and adhered to. Yes it costs money but at least the team has a chance to survive as key members leave. However for those that join can also leverage any process that has been automated and deliver the quality work our team has been known for.

In conclusion I agree that a business needs to make a profit.. though pushing the most loyal to the point they don’t care is not the approach to take for continued success.

On to the next challenge!