[nycbug-talk] fave BSD tips/tricks?

Brian Cully bcully at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 12:42:24 EDT 2009

On 26-Aug-2009, at 10:29, Jerry B. Altzman wrote:
> Why are developers on production servers?

	Because sometimes a sysadmin doesn't have enough knowledge of a  
complex piece of software to figure out why things are going awry in  
production. Sometimes problems only crop up in production. Sometimes  
your developers are your sysadmins. Sometimes sysadmins prefer these  
tools or have no other suitable CLI substitute.

> Why are you developing on production servers?

	I didn't say I or anyone else was. X is still valuable even if you do  
the actual development/compilation somewhere else. I just don't see  
the harm except for niche environments. Why should I fret about having  
X take up a hundred megs of space even if I don't use it when I have a  
terabytes? And odds are good that at some point in the future, if I  
use the box long enough, I'll want X in a crunch.


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