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Links for 2013-05-17

  • Deep In The Game: Not The RTE Guide

    Good interview with Alan Maguire, the satirist behind the very funny @NotTheRTEGuide on Twitter:

    I’ve always been a huge fan of TV Go Home and Charlie Brooker in general and it seemed like Irish TV and culture was a good target for the kind of barbed surrealism that he does. (I’m not claiming I’m in his league or anything but he’s the main influence). I was really surprised that there hadn’t been a parody RTÉ Guide already. TV listings are 140-ish characters already and the RTÉ Guide has a kind of weird place in Irish culture where everybody knows it but nobody our age really has any idea of what’s in it anymore. We associate it with a small-c conservatism, or I did at least and I play that up occasionally with the account.

    (tags: nottherteguide rte rte-guide ireland funny satire interviews)

  • My Philosophy on Alerting

    ‘based on my observations while I was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.’ – by Rob Ewaschuk; very good, and matching the similar recommendations and best practices at Amazon for that matter

    (tags: monitoring ops devops alerting alerts pager-duty via:jk)

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