A week or so ago, I gave my talk, ”Less Alarming Alerts!”, at Velocity Europe. The presentation covers several issues around the process of monitoring, alerting, and waking people up at 2 in the morning cause things break. I find that a lot of people in web operations suffer from excessive paging going on, as it’s far too easy to add checks than it is to remove them; this talk discusses some of how we approach this problem when helping people manage their operations. Special thanks to the DevOpsDC folks for letting me do a first run back in October. You can grab the slides from the Velocity site, or view them on slideshare.