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Was on a call today...nobody knew who owned or was responsible for one of the servers. My manager has a great way of finding out...he says "If I take my hammer and smash the server to pieces...who gets pissed." A moment of silence then someone speaks up..."Oh well then that would be Joe down the hall."

That my friends is how to get answers. Threaten to break things.

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  • 14
    We don't know who owns that namespace in the cluster, but sir...

    "So I need to smash the server?"

    Sir it's a kubernetes cluster, if you smash one server the application will be started on another node in the system

    "Then I'll just have to smash every server? Get me my hammer..."

    ...
  • 10
    We used to shut servers down if the real owner didn't feel like identifying himself :) a few minutes after shutdown both the owner and all the services become known to everyone :)

    and if the owner is still silent, it means server was unused and is now on a decomission queue ;)
  • 6
    @netikras Yep. Also a very good tactic. Break it and see who complains first.
  • 1
    Well played :D
  • 2
    "Threaten to break things."

    Somehow that reminds me of my ex 🤣
  • 1
    ah the good ol' "Scream test"
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