In which we discuss the reasons why a company would both retain and discard data, as well as the policies and groups that inform such decisions. Meanwhile, we try (and succeed) to set a new record for both acronyms used in the podcast and episode length, and also thank the NSA for listening.
In which we discuss whether or not testing in production is a viable business approach, while also further musing on A/B and usability testing. Meanwhile, Joe struggles to maintain his composure while providing a constructive real world example.
In which we cover failures in both our world and Westworld that could have been prevented by monitoring. Meanwhile, we discover that Chris regularly takes life into his own hands while ending the episode within the first minute and a half.
In which we discuss the importance of logging, including persistence, immutability, and log levels. We also discuss why logs should always contain the truth. Meanwhile, Pat claims to know what course of action our editor will take and is proven incorrect.
In which we once again meet Pinocchio, who tells us that warnings are unnecessary. We discuss why that’s not true, as well as logging, monitoring, and zombies. Meanwhile, Pat reveals what prompted the idea behind the podcast following Tom’s eloquent defense of Westworld’s systems.
In which we discuss the process failures that Westworld had, what they do right, why it’s important to identify the root cause, and prostitution. We also dive into what happens when the process allows failures to continue happening, how to improve a broken process, and why it’s important to verify that something was fixed. Meanwhile, Pat takes a couple potshots at product owners while forgetting he happens to be one.
Welcome to the Dollars and Sense of Westworld podcast where we try to figure out if it would be possible to run Westworld as an actual business. In this episode we setup the goal of this podcast as well as giving a brief introduction of the hosts.
In which we learn Chris repeats business terminology to sound smart (it fails), and Joe has the most wooden delivery since Pinocchio.