Nomadland

My colleague told me a while back that he watched Nomadland and he wondered what I’d think of the movie. Yesterday I finally had a chance to watch it. I have a few vivid fears in my life. One of them goes like this; I’m old, the world has changed around me, and whatever skills…

Rusting beauty

I built a model F-14 while back, and my friend pointed out that I can see a real F-14 not too far away from my home. So I paid a visit to USS Hornet. This 70 year old aircraft carrier was buoyed as a museum in a rather unassuming harbor near Oakland. Perhaps because we…

Corruption

The US government is spending $2 trillion dollars for a corona virus stimulus, probably more in coming days. They (correctly, IMO) decided to launch the program as soon as possible, instead of spending the usual time to make it iron clad. That means the program is extra ripe for abuse, so to make up for…

Departures

I’ve watched “Departures,” a 2008 Japanese movie that revolves around a young man who accidentally becomes a mortician. He dresses up and put make-ups to the dead, thereby producing a solemn but intimate ceremony that allows loved ones to send off the dead, before more formal funeral begins. What struck me was how smooth and…

Kohsuke + Launchable = Smarter Testing, Faster DevOps

Software development, meet Big Data. That’s why Harpreet and I are starting Launchable. As the creator of Jenkins, I had the unique privilege to go see many software development teams around the world. And a consistent theme has been emerging. Data is making profound impact to all kinds of businesses, where gut and instinct driven…

A new chapter for Kohsuke

2020 is going to be a year of change for me. By the end of January, I’ll be officially stepping back from Jenkins, switching my role at CloudBees to an advisor, and turning attention to my new startup. The rest of this post is to contextualize this transition, because if you haven’t been working closely…