Links for 2017-03-07

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  1. Keith Brady
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 18:24 | Permalink

    We’ve called them playbooks for as long as I can remember. Never heard anybody here say runbook (which just seems weird to em, what does that work even mean?).

  2. Nix
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 19:12 | Permalink

    And thanks to that Ubuntu-obsessed post not saying what commit fixed it, I’m completely in the dark as to whether this was a Canonical-specific bug or something that affects everyone, including people using other kernels. Yay!

  3. Posted March 9, 2017 at 13:32 | Permalink

    Nix: apparently it’s Ubuntu-only, my coworkers say.

    Keith: seriously, runbooks is a thing! e.g. : “a compilation of routine procedures and operations that the system administrator or operator carries out. System administrators in IT departments and NOCs use runbooks as a reference. Runbooks can be in either electronic or in physical book form. Typically, a runbook contains procedures to begin, stop, supervise, and debug the system. It may also describe procedures for handling special requests and contingencies. An effective runbook allows other operators, with prerequisite expertise, to effectively manage and troubleshoot a system.”

    Compare with playbook, which AFAICT is explicitly sportsing-related:

    • Keith Brady
      Posted March 9, 2017 at 13:33 | Permalink

      Wow, weird. I guess I’m even more in the magical land of ourselves than I realised. Don’t think I had anything as organised as that before I started here.

      • Posted March 9, 2017 at 13:54 | Permalink

        In fairness, the first time I encountered the term was in the Alt-google land of Amazon!