Cloud Irregular

Forrest Brazeal
Cloud and tech analysis from Forrest Brazeal
Created 20 Sep 2019
  • The Arrrs of Migration
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Yo ho ho and happy Friday… Share on Twitter At some point while drawing this, I gave up on the idea that it might be helpful to anyone. It did lead me down a rabbit hole, though, of learning that ther...
  • Bug taxonomy
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Feel free to share the comic on Twitter with your own war story /vocation-questioning incident…
  • The best jobs in cloud: Nov 4, 2021
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    This week’s sponsors: SuperOrbital, Trek10 Greetings and happy Thursday. OK, so the reader survey I ran last week turned up some really interesting results. The strangest and most salient trend was th...
  • Digging into that Pokémon GO architecture
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    The other day, Google Cloud’s consistently excellent Priyanka Vergadia released this interesting interview with an engineering manager at Niantic Labs, the people behind Pokémon GO. My favorite thing ...
  • Developer equations
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Good morning! Many of you will recall my long-running tech cartoon series at A Cloud Guru. I don’t work there anymore, but I still want to draw silly tech comics from time to time. So I figured this m...
  • The best jobs in cloud: Oct 21, 2021
    21 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    This week’s sponsors: SADA, Stedi Hello again, and a very happy Thursday to you and yours. Many of you have sent wonderful feedback about this newsletter; it’s great to hear of folks applying to and l...
  • The best jobs in cloud: Oct 7
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week’s sponsors: CTS, Trek10 Happy Thursday! I thought Joe Emison had an interesting point this week that startups tend to overindex on senior people, which can make hiring unnecessarily difficul...
  • The greatest resume I've ever seen
    30 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Today’s story is adapted from the Cloud Resume Challenge Book (10% off at that link!), which breaks down many more inspiring stories of people who followed a nontraditional path to cloud. Let me tell ...
  • The best jobs in cloud: Sept 23, 2021
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week’s sponsors: Stedi, The FinOps Foundation Salutations! Last week, I explained why every engineer should do a stint in consulting, a take that Hacker News had lots of opinions about. Consultin...
  • Every engineer should do a stint in consulting
    16 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Hacker News has many opinions about this post; read them Every software engineer and IT person should do a stint in consulting. I’m not talking about becoming one of those contractors who are billed o...
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