Our diverse team members share an interesting article from something they’ve read that week. Some article highlights from this week include: email etiquette, overcoming imposter syndrome, Netflix Stethoscope, outage and recovery.
Source: Business Insider
Takeaway: Even when it comes to something seemingly as trial as email, words do matter. Even the things you add on autopilot, including the salutation and signoff. After carefully crafting an email, why blow it on an inappropriate signoff? Business Insider checked in with some business consultants on situationally appropriate, and automatic failures, in email signoffs.
Tags: #BusinessEtiquette, #Email
Source: InVision App Blog
Takeaway: It is easy to feel imposter syndrome, especially when entering a new work environment or working with seasoned individuals. But this feeling can be overcome. “Trust yourself and take responsibility for your own success.”
Tags: #ImposterSyndrome, #Success
Source: The Netflix Tech Blog
Takeaway: "If we provide employees with focused, actionable information and low-friction tools, we believe they can get their devices into a more secure state without heavy-handed policy enforcement."
Tags: #Netflix, #Security
Source: Medium Making Instapaper
Takeaway: A lesson in the benefits of having a general response to total technical disaster rather than only making checklists for specific accidents you can predict today. There will always be unknown unknowns, so being able to answer the question – How would we rebuild everything from scratch on new hardware? – will prove a useful guide when things that just aren’t supposed to happen start happening.
Tags: #Backups, #SysAdmin, #FetalPosition
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