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  1. Mar 2019
  2. Aug 2016
    1. ThinkLets.

      Basically a riff on Team Patterns

    2. For the most part, collaboration happens by sheer force of will and actions by individual planners to meet a regularly scheduled battle rhythm.

      "Collaboration by sheer force of will" is a hard way to collaborate.

    3. Achieve situational awareness: specific, focused, and inclusive knowledge of anything affecting the plan; continuous and collaborative flows of information for planning.

      This is where the ecosystem/monitoring and automation tools of DevOps play in IT. These sensors will be everywhere in everything in the future, especially as IOT comes online.

    4. To do this, multiple procedures must be performed simultaneously with current and relevant information derived from an extensive data-rich environment, in a real-time collaborative network of people and tools that drives the schedule that defines an agile virtual battle rhythm

      The reads like a devops article here,

    5. cyclical, collaborative exchange that emphasizes the planning process as being a real-time capability.

      DevOps

    1. y automating this process, tool builders can lowerthe entry barrier for developers who are unfamiliar with CI

      Interesting to note. Related to Atlassian's decision to build CI/CD via Pipelines inside of the Bitbucket repository.

    2. Thus, projects that aim to diversify their pool ofcontributors should consider using CI.

      Interesting to consider this impact when it comes to large organizations and team, especially in professional settings.

    3. Similarly with how GitHub has become the main gate-way for researchers who study software

      Interesting to note the way in which this may inadvertently exclude the professional developer private repo community.

      Hypothesis- The professional dev community has a higher adoption rate then open source projects.

    4. Flickr deploy to production morethan 10 times per day

      "Before CI, it took SuperChoice entire day to perform a single build and deploy. Today, the same build takes just 15 minutes. Without CI, we would need three to four times the staff we have now just to support half as many builds" Atlassian Customer SuperChoice.

    5. For example, such automation has

      Additional Examples: NASA is a powering a continuous deployment pipeline that delivers software updates to JPL’s private cloud as fast as the Ensemble engineers can crank them out. Code from six active branches is built using custom scripts that sit on top of Eclipse and SVN, and invoked by Atlassian Bamboo. Each successful build is then deployed to, and rigorously tested on, two preliminary environments before going into operation.

      Ensemble’s engineers have what may be the best bragging rights in the world (or universe): The code they write on Monday is driving rovers on Mars come Tuesday.

  3. May 2015
    1. bias or unfairness

      How does the NFL explain the endless leaks by NFL insiders? How is it that all NFL news is leaked before it goes live? Who is the deflator? err leaker.

    2. 21 Similarly, a lthough Tom Brady appeared for a requested interview and answered questions voluntarily , he declined to make available any documents or electronic information ( including text messages and emails) that we requested, even though those requests were limited to the subject matter of our investigation ( such as messages concerning the preparation of game balls, air pressure of balls, inflat i on of balls or deflat ion of balls ) and we offered to allow Brady ‟ s counsel to screen and control the production so that it would be limited strictly to responsive materials and would not involve our taking possession of Brady‟s telephone or other electroni c devices .

      In an adversarial investigation complete with massive and recurring leaks of innacurate inside information from NFL sources should Brady comply?

    3. despite our offer to meet at any time and location that would be convenient for McNally.

      At what point in an adversarial investigation is it appropriate to stop repeated investigations?

    4. that allowed visiting teams to prepare game balls in accordance with the preferences of their quarterbacks

      If ball management was a sacrosanct element of the competitive balance, the league would not allow this to happen.

    5. balls were inflated at an undesirable leve

      a 16 PSI ball is a violation of league rules as well. Where is the investigation and punishment of a team or official who moved the QB's preference to the opposite end of the spectrum?

    6. without Brady‟ s knowledge and approval

      Brady needed no knowledge of this activity. Safe to assume he told them that he likes 12.5 and that he is upset when they are inflated higher e.g. 16 psi.

    7. “You good Jonny boy? ”; “You doing good?

      Again, this is another negative inference that can easily be considered normal behavior in this situation.

    8. Exponent

      Exponent has been challenged as a pseudoscience firm that find the results that clients pay for them to find.

      In fact, Exponent once argued for Big Tobacco that secondhand smoke does not lead to cancer, which we now know is false.

      “Stanton Glantz, [is] a cardiologist at UC San Francisco who runs a database on the tobacco industry that contains thousands of pages of Exponent research arguing, among other things, that secondhand smoke does not cause cancer.”

      http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/05/06/deflategate-nfl-hired-same-research-firm-that-denied-secondhand-smoke-causes-cancer/

    9. were properly inflat ed

      Using which needle? Why did the NFL not rely on his best recollection about which needle was used and how does that impact the application of the ideal gas law? http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/10/pressure-gauge-discrepancies-undermine-wells-report/

    10. tested the air pressure of footballs

      There is uncertainty about which needles were used as there were two different needles with different measures.

    11. a possible attempt by the Patriots to i ntroduce to the playing field a n on - approved kicking ball during the AFC Championship Game.

      On the contrary, an NFL representative was found to have removed kicking balls in a non-approved manner. See Scott Miller/NFL Auctions. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/19/patriots-alerted-nfl-to-issue-with-special-teams-ball/

    12. Exponent determined that the air pressure in thirteen footballs could be readily released using a needle in well under one minute and forty seconds.

      However, a crew of NFL officials could not complete testing of the balls at halftime due to time constraints while the Blue Shark dances slightly off beat?

    13. According to our scientific consultants, h owever, the reduction in pressure of the Patriots game balls cannot be explained completely by basic scientific principles, such as the Ideal Gas Law , based on the circumstances and conditions likely to have been present on the day of the AFC Championship Game

      How does the deviation between both needles impact results here?

    14. speaking by telephone three times in the hours after the game for a total of 37 minutes and 11 seconds

      Seemingly normal whether guilty or innocent.

    15. possible assumptions regarding the gauges

      there was a .30-.45 variation between needles.

      If the balls were inflated to 12.5 on one needle that same ball could register as 12.05 on the other. After being moved outside the ideal gas law mathematics can then be applied but only after accounting for this discrepancy.

    16. there was no plausible basis on which to believe there had been tampering with the Colts bal ls

      It is plausible that they were testing pressure on the sidelines and added air given that they were ready on the sidelines with needles testing the patriots ball.

    17. cannot be entirely explained by the Ideal Gas Law (or variations thereof) when applied to the most likely game conditions and circumstances

      How about when introducing a needle that registers .3-.45 below accurate. Start the ideal gas law tests at 12.05.

    18. McNally‟s knowledg e that Brady prefers footballs inflat ed at the low end of the permissible range and his express request that the referee set the balls at a 12.5 psi level

      If there have been instances of balls being inflated by referees to 16, it is plausible that Brady would instruct the guy who gives the balls to the officials to make sure they stay at 12.5.

    19. Brady and Jastremski shortly after suspicions of ball tampering became public on January 1

      This is another inference to the negative. If you are implicated in something with someone who works with/for you is it a natural reaction to stop communicating? Is it more natural to speak with that person? How does behavior change when the entire global media is involved?

    20. vigorous rubbing

      Surely the investigation went deeper into this "rubbing" Perhaps the balls were placed in a drier and battered with a belt sander. Was this confirmed?

    21. tested eleven Patriots game balls and four Colts game balls.

      If the ball boy can test 12 balls in 140 seconds while use the the "Urinal" how can it take an entire dancing shark/Katie Perry halftime show to test some of the balls?

    22. On the sideline, Colts equipment personnel used a pressure gauge to measure the inflat ion level of the ball, determined that it was below the minimum 12.5 psi leve l and informed a game official and other NFL personnel.

      Which NFL official? What was the chain of custody here? How much air did the Colts release while testing. Is it common practice for another team to retain possession of another team's ball?

    23. The four Colts balls tested each measured w ithin the 12.5 to 13.5 psi range permitted under the Playing Rules on at least one of th e gauges used for the tests .

      Why test only four and use only one needle? Time?

    24. During the first half of the game, a question was raised by the Colts con cerning the inflat ion level of the footballs being used by the Patriots.

      This has proven to be inaccurate. The Colts informed the NFL prior to the game. http://www.businessinsider.com/new-england-patriots-deflategate-balls-indianapolis-colts-2015-5

      Further, the Colts players have denied they raised concerns. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12213533/dqwell-jackson-indianapolis-colts-says-one-noticed-ball-was-inflated

      Who then raised the issue during the first half of the game?

      Also, Goodell has claimed he was "personally" unaware of the Colts complaint before the game.