(some) things I've learned from being an SRE

  1. There's no such thing as magic. Anything can be understood given enough time and enough will to learn.
  2. The tendency of companies is to extract as much labor as possible out of you. Don't let them.
  3. Wasting human time repeating manual tasks is tantamount to sin.
  4. Laughter is really important.
  5. Leading with kindness is always the right choice.
  6. Work is almost always more enjoyable with a team supporting you.
  7. Write everything down.
  8. Don't be afraid to celebrate your accomplishments publically, someone else might take them otherwise.
  9. Be wary of shiny objects.
  10. Don't be afraid to not know.