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Technology Short Take 169

Welcome to Technology Short Take #169! Prior to the recent Spousetivities post, it had been a few months since I posted on the site; life has been busy, and it hasn’t left much time for blogging. Hopefully things will settle down soon, but until then I’ll continue to do the best I can to share useful information with folks. Hopefully something I’ve included in this Technology Short Take proves to be useful to someone. OK, let’s get on to the content!



Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications

  • There’s been a ton of coverage about the Red Hat changes around RHEL sources and such, so I won’t bother going into any detail on that. This article describes the choice that AlmaLinux made on how to move forward, and I for one do hope that the idea of AlmaLinux becoming a “standard” community enterprise Linux turns into more than just an idea.


  • Emily Nakashima tries to answer the question, “What is tech debt?”
  • And since we were just talking about tech debt: Rob Hirschfeld worries that large language models (LLMs) are leading folks into a “tech debt trap.”
  • John D. Cook discusses productive constraints (why less choice is sometimes good).


That’s all for now! As always, I hope that you find something useful in this post; if you do, take a moment to hit me up and let me know! Or, if you didn’t find something useful, take a moment to hit me up and let me know that, too! I’m always open to reader feedback, and would love to hear from you. You can find me on Twitter (I refuse to call it that other name), on Mastodon, or on Bluesky. And I hang out in a number of different Slack communities. It’s not hard to find me!

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