Cost to a lot alarms. Cost of interruptions (even small ones => 25 minute hit to your day).
Other attention splitters
- social media
- phone use
- text messages
Noise is harmful to us
Nice reminder that noise coming from our alarming systems has a cost. Alert fatigue.
Use your calendar
- schedule focus time and turn off
- talk to people around you about this (get agreement)
Different kinds of event sources are …
- false postive
- false negative
- frequent (chatty)
- eg High load
Fave alert : “The database is using too little memory” LOL !!!
Alert grooming: With some regularity revisit each from the previous week and ask “was it needed?” “how did we resolve situation?” “can we automate?” “is it permanent?” …