SRE Weekly Issue #348

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When they started to get complaints from customers, they knew it was time to get serious about measuring and monitoring their reliability.

  arun — Reputation

As an SRE and sysadmin with 10+ years of industry experience, I wanted to write up a few scenarios that are real threats to the integrity of the bird site over the coming weeks.

What follows is a thread with tens of realistic failure scenarios, many of which apply not just to Twitter.

  @MosquitoCapital on Twitter

A few amusing anecdotes reveal deeper lessons in SRE.

  David Cassel — The New Stack

A resilient system like Twitter isn’t likely to go down instantly just because of a few changes. It’s much more likely to slowly degrade, per this article.

  Christopher Carbone — Daily Mail

It’s really interesting to see where this write-up differs from a video summary of the same accident by Mentour Pilot. Given the differences, I wonder if there are even more details that both left out?

  Admiral Cloudberg

This is a really great description of common ground breakdown, referencing Woods and Klein.

  Dan Slimmon

Updated: November 20, 2022 — 9:29 pm
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