Charity Majors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio, ex-Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab; cowrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤 Apr. 16, 2019 1 min read

I had hoped this was obvious, esp after my many clarifications, but: I am staking a maximalist point to illustrate a principle.

I am not shaming anyone for blocking deploys on Friday. If that's what you need to do, do it! You know your systems and team, I don't.

I have blocked many a Friday deploy in my day, including as policy.

My point is that you probably shouldn't puff yourself up over it like you are the Saint of Protecting All Weekends, you should treat it like any other dirty hack or workaround -- with a grimace and a shrug.

That's it. Because if you make it a virtue signal, it will NEVER GET FIXED. Blocking Friday deploy is not a mark of moral virtue; it is a physical bash script patching over technical rot.

And technical rot is bad because it HURTS PEOPLE. It is in your interest to fix it.


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