There are some words and phrases whose precise meanings just won’t stick in my head. “Yak shaving” is one of them.
So I want to thank the author of this blog post, Yevgeniy Brikman, first of all for writing a great post about infrastructure, but also for providing a great visual aid to remind me what yak shaving is.
And I’m putting it here so that I can look it up, the next time I forget.
Here is a great visual example of yak shaving.
(Apologies, I would have embedded the giphy but I’m still using the web version of WordPress, which doesn’t seem to allow it. I will hopefully sort this out soonish).