Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 Jun. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

oh boy.. i was just idly musing over how the single most ubiquitous/useless metric is "CPU load average", lol

i wonder if you could use CPU load alerts to score how modern and powerful a team's toolchain is, like a Waffle House Index for tooling. 🤔

...oh oh! but i was gonna say, this thread between @drk and @shelbyspees is a killer nanotutorial in how to ask better questions about your code -- where to start, how to drill down and dig in, how to instrument, and how to approach such an open-ended exploratory jaunt. 👏🐝❤️

it's a really good illustration of this thing we end up saying all the time, which is "don't fear the future, it is simpler and clearer and *easier* here! the way you are doing it NOW is the hard way!" 😖

time for cpu load average to go the way of the PC LOAD LETTER ...


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