Black Swan Event...
GitLab says a surge in demand and a technical shortcoming resulted in the DevOps outfit yanking a free certification offer barely two days after turning on the tap. In a postmortem write-up this week, GitLab manager Christine Yoshida said the infrastructure of its glossy "learning experience ... eventually hit a system limit" …
In and out of the tech industry the inability to foresee demand for a good offer seems endemic. As with the previous Hoover comment.
I type this smugly, having just had my home insulated by the government Green Deal.
Because I knew it'd go pear shaped as the system wouldn't be able to cope. So I did my research and arranged my quotes, got the installers online and put in my application within a few days of it opening. Before it all went wrong, (which it did), and was closed early by the government (which it was).
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