Jan 2020

Jan 25 Example Call For Proposals submissions. (lethain.com)

Jan 24 Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock? (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 24 Trade-offs under pressure: heuristics and observations of teams resolving internet service outages (Part II) (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 23 Troubleshooting shell scripts that grew slower with age (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 22 Apple Addresses iPhone 11 Location Privacy Concern (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 22 Trade-offs under pressure: heuristics and observations of teams resolving internet service outages (Part 1) (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 21 Beyond the Fix-it Treadmill (queue.acm.org)
Jan 21 Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination (queue.acm.org)
Jan 21 Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response (queue.acm.org)
Jan 21 Above the Line, Below the Line (queue.acm.org)
Jan 21 Joining Calm. (lethain.com)
Jan 21 Revealing the Critical Role of Human Performance in Software (queue.acm.org)

Jan 20 DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 20 STELLA: report from the SNAFU-catchers workshop on coping with complexity (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 18 Some rough notes on running learning circles. (lethain.com)

Jan 17 Network booted, home initialized (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jan 17 Synthesizing data structure transformations from input-output examples (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 16 How to build your company's engineering brand. (lethain.com)

Jan 15 Programmatically interpretable reinforcement learning (blog.acolyer.org)
Jan 15 Patch Tuesday, January 2020 Edition (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jan 14 From Manchester to Barcelona (logicmag.io)
Jan 14 More great memos. (lethain.com)
Jan 14 How to set up The Hive on AWS ElasticSearch (robertheaton.com)

Jan 13 Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 13 Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 13 Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans (queue.acm.org)
Jan 13 Challenges of real-world reinforcement learning (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 11 Japan 2020 trip notes (blog.amynguyen.net)
Jan 11 Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jan 10 Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 9 Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jan 8 Ironies of automation (blog.acolyer.org)

Jan 7 Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 7 Introducing Increment subscriptions (stripe.com)

Jan 6 The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jan 6 Tag Yourself (logicmag.io)
Jan 6 Opening up the Baseboard Management Controller (queue.acm.org)
Jan 6 The Year Ahead (blog.acolyer.org)
Jan 6 Parenthood #5: Great cement ideas that will make your partner happy (robertheaton.com)

Jan 5 PaperWM: tiled window management for GNOME (jvns.ca)
Jan 5 Intersection Types in Sorbet are Surprisingly Common (blog.jez.io)

Jan 4 PFAB#7: How to write a library (robertheaton.com)

Jan 3 2019 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jan 2 Globe staff photos of the month, December 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jan 2 Performance testing HTTP/1.1 vs HTTP/2 vs HTTP/2 + Server Push for REST APIs (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 1 Fast and maintainable patterns for fetching from a database (sophiebits.com)
Jan 1 A decade in review in Tech (medium.com)
Jan 1 2019 review (robertheaton.com)

Dec 2019

Dec 30 Seeing Carbon Through Silicon (logicmag.io)

Dec 29 What makes type checking Ruby hard? (blog.jez.io)

Dec 28 PFAB#6: Real-world debugging practice (robertheaton.com)

Dec 27 2019: Year in review (jvns.ca)

Dec 26 "server" is hard to define (jvns.ca)
Dec 26 Base Layers And Functionality Escape Velocity (vitalik.ca)

Dec 25 Taking too much slack out of the rubber band (rachelbythebay.com)
Dec 25 Christmas Special (vitalik.ca)
Dec 25 RFC-365 (write.as)

Dec 24 RFC-364 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-363 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-362 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-361 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-360 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-359 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-358 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-357 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-356 (write.as)

Dec 22 BPF Theremin, Tetris, and Typewriters (www.brendangregg.com)

Dec 21 PFAB#5: How to make your programs shorter (robertheaton.com)

Dec 20 OpenBSD had too many arguments (john-millikin.com)

Dec 18 How tracking pixels work (jvns.ca)

Dec 17 Water Is Life: Nick Estes on Indigenous Technologies (logicmag.io)
Dec 17 Questionable Advice #2: How Do I Get My Team Into Observability? (charity.wtf)

Dec 16 Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good for? (queue.acm.org)
Dec 16 End of term (blog.acolyer.org)

Dec 14 PFAB#4: Exception handling and coping with failure (robertheaton.com)

Dec 10 The power of relationships in data (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Dec 10 API Practices If You Hate Your Customers (queue.acm.org)

Dec 9 What Green Costs (logicmag.io)

Dec 8 Quadratic Payments: A Primer (vitalik.ca)

Dec 7 PFAB#3: How to rigorously analyze your journey to work (robertheaton.com)

Dec 6 Globe staff photos of the month, November 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Dec 5 AWS's HPC leadership recognized by industry experts with HPCwire awards (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Dec 5 Challenge: find Twitter memes with suffix arrays (jvns.ca)
Dec 5 Why I have office hours and why you should too (robertheaton.com)

Dec 4 The Siege of Carrie Lam (idlewords.com)

Dec 3 Solutions to the tiny window manager challenge (jvns.ca)
Dec 3 The Reliability of Enterprise Applications (queue.acm.org)

Dec 2 The soul of a new computer company (dtrace.org)
Dec 2 Born in a Garage (blog.jessfraz.com)
Dec 2 BPF: A New Type of Software (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 2019

Nov 30 That packet looks familiar, and that one, and that one... (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 30 PFAB#2: How to structure your programs (robertheaton.com)

Nov 29 Resolving a minor turkey day networking mystery (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 29 Reinventing the wheel when encoding links in JSON (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 25 Challenge: Write a bouncy window manager (jvns.ca)
Nov 25 Oil is the New Data (logicmag.io)

Nov 23 Questionable Advice: “After Being A Manager, Can I Be Happy As A Cog?” (charity.wtf)
Nov 23 Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later (vitalik.ca)

Nov 22 Ketting v5 released (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 21 Trust the process (increment.com)
Nov 21 Do engineering managers need to be technical? (increment.com)
Nov 21 The epistemology of software quality (increment.com)
Nov 21 The team that powers VLC (increment.com)
Nov 21 Pay fair (increment.com)
Nov 21 Ask an expert: How do you interview an engineer? (increment.com)
Nov 21 Decoding job titles (increment.com)
Nov 21 A place for polymaths (increment.com)
Nov 21 The process: How Twilio scaled its engineering structure (increment.com)
Nov 21 Interview: Megan Smith (increment.com)
Nov 21 The path to management (increment.com)
Nov 21 A guide to distributed teams (increment.com)
Nov 21 Doing (a little bit of) the impossible (increment.com)
Nov 21 Code less, engineer more (increment.com)
Nov 21 How to build a startup engineering team (increment.com)
Nov 21 Engineering teams at scale (increment.com)
Nov 21 ERMA’s whiz kids (increment.com)

Nov 20 What makes a programming exercise good? (jvns.ca)

Nov 18 Space Time Discontinuum (queue.acm.org)
Nov 18 How containers work: overlayfs (jvns.ca)
Nov 18 Some notes on vector drawing apps (jvns.ca)

Nov 16 Utter frustration with the eval board's tech support (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 15 Creating the notion of preview and runout modes for a service (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 14 The day when starting a receiver fixed the transmitter (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 13 Globe staff photos of the month, October 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Nov 13 Just how fast is too fast when it comes to web requests? (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 13 Heat loss from big corporate projects (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 12 Optimizations in C++ Compilers (queue.acm.org)
Nov 12 Control systems, yes, but we have to learn to crawl first (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 11 How I Keep Up With Concerts (jamesbvaughan.com)

Nov 9 Microphones with tattle lights and passive wearables (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 7 Introducing Google Pay on the new Stripe Checkout. (stripe.com)

Nov 6 Back under a SQL Umbrella (queue.acm.org)

Nov 5 A Giant Bumptious Litter: Donna Haraway on Truth, Technology, and Resisting Extinction (logicmag.io)
Nov 5 Stripe CLI (stripe.com)

Nov 2 Mormon Mommies Will Never Die (logicmag.io)

Nov 1 Sorcerer's apprentice mode and busting ghosts (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 2019

Oct 31 ¡Hola España! An AWS Region is coming to Spain! (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Oct 30 A Manager’s Bill of Responsibilities (and Rights) (charity.wtf)
Oct 30 Research update for 2019 (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 29 Some research on shipping print zines (jvns.ca)

Oct 28 Building awaitable and fluent interfaces in Javascript (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 28 Tether: The Story So Far (www.kalzumeus.com)
Oct 28 The Body Instrumental (logicmag.io)
Oct 28 SQLite is really easy to compile (jvns.ca)
Oct 28 Deploys: It’s Not Actually About Fridays (charity.wtf)

Oct 25 A push gone very wrong in the name of what, exactly? (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 25 Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 3 (vitalik.ca)

Oct 24 React Conf: “Building a Custom React Renderer” (sophiebits.com)
Oct 24 Stripe launches in Mexico (stripe.com)

Oct 23 The Last Man (logicmag.io)

Oct 21 Your Linux Toolbox: a box set of my free zines (jvns.ca)
Oct 21 Better typing with Ketting (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 21 Fresh pcaps, free for the asking (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 18 The (Real) 11 Reasons I Don’t Hire You (charity.wtf)

Oct 16 Act locally, connect globally with IoT and edge computing (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Oct 15 Two kernel mysteries and the most technical talk I've ever seen (www.brendangregg.com)
Oct 15 Designing accessible color systems (stripe.com)

Oct 14 Engineers without borders, silos, and vendor walls (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 7 Woke AI Won’t Save Us (logicmag.io)
Oct 7 Stripe launches in Malaysia (stripe.com)

Oct 6 Break before make, abstractions, and sleazy ISPs (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 4 Structured headers NPM package: new version (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 4 Look out for the second 2019 GPS week number rollover (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 3 Shenanigans in the microkitchen (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 3 SQL queries don't start with SELECT (jvns.ca)

Oct 2 Authentication relation types (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 2 Globe staff photos of the month, September 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 2 In-person meatspace protocol to prove unconditional possession of a private key (vitalik.ca)

Oct 1 Typescript definitions for HAL and Link Hints (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 1 Zine revenue for 2019 (jvns.ca)

Sep 2019

Sep 30 Notes on building SQL exercises (jvns.ca)

Sep 29 “Working with me” / README template for individual contributors (blog.amynguyen.net)
Sep 29 Testing in Production: the hard parts (medium.com)

Sep 25 Launching Stripe‘s New York City office (stripe.com)

Sep 23 Understanding PLONK (vitalik.ca)

Sep 20 Love (and Alerting) in the Time of Cholera (and Observability) (charity.wtf)

Sep 18 The end of the HTTP series (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 13 Taking a year to explain computer things (jvns.ca)

Sep 12 New zine: HTTP: Learn your browser's language! (jvns.ca)
Sep 12 The Rise of the Electric Scooter (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 11 Sessions 2019 keynote (stripe.com)

Sep 10 Tales from Firmware Camp (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 10 511 Network Authentication Required (feeds.feedburner.com)
Sep 10 Express accounts are now supported in 28 new countries (stripe.com)
Sep 10 Introducing Connect Onboarding for Custom accounts (stripe.com)

Sep 9 Globe staff photos of the month, August 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 8 17 Reasons NOT To Be A Manager (charity.wtf)

Sep 6 How to put an HTML page on the internet (jvns.ca)

Sep 5 510 Not Extended (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 1 How to write zines with simple tools (jvns.ca)

Aug 2019

Aug 30 508 Loop Detected (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 30 A Week With No Tear Gas (idlewords.com)

Aug 29 The Dawn of Hybrid Layer 2 Protocols (vitalik.ca)
Aug 29 Mixed-Cluster Versioning: A Story of Capabilities, Erlang and Riak (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 28 Accidentally Quadratic Constant Folding (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Aug 28 Modern applications at AWS (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Aug 23 A test of meaning (increment.com)
Aug 23 Tests from the crypt (increment.com)
Aug 23 I test in prod (increment.com)

Aug 20 507 Insufficient Storage (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 20 Electric Geek Transportation Systems (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 16 A Walk In Hong Kong (idlewords.com)
Aug 16 Implementing Coordination Free Convergence of Data for Edge Computing (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 14 Transactional Memory and Tech Hype Waves (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 13 506 Variant Also Negotiates (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 13 Motivating CRDTs for the Edge (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 9 Swap, swap, swap, and bad places to work (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 8 How We Keep Learning (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Aug 7 Doubling the Sorting Speed of Postgres Network Types with Abbreviated Keys (brandur.org)

Aug 6 Globe staff photos of the month, July 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Aug 6 505 HTTP Version Not Supported (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 5 My take on a BSD/386 filesystem's contents in 1995 (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 4 Who Should Secure Congressional Campaigns? (idlewords.com)

Aug 2 Possibly timely items from my reliability list (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 2 Some items from my "reliability list" (rachelbythebay.com)

Jul 2019

Jul 31 Ex-Joyeur (dtrace.org)

Jul 30 Expanding the cloud to the Middle East: Introducing the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Jul 30 Surgery on Code from the Command Line (blog.jez.io)
Jul 30 504 Gateway Timeout (feeds.feedburner.com)
Jul 30 Photos of the country’s only traveling youth circus (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jul 28 The Stranding of the MV Shokalskiy (idlewords.com)

Jul 23 The Business Executive's Guide to Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 23 503 Service Unavailable (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jul 16 502 Bad Gateway (feeds.feedburner.com)
Jul 16 Your nines are not my nines (rachelbythebay.com)

Jul 15 BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability (book) (www.brendangregg.com)

Jul 10 Linux Observability with BPF (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 10 Small stupid things that make up my dev environment (rachelbythebay.com)

Jul 9 501 Not Implemented (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jul 7 Microsoft's Hypocrisy on DACA (idlewords.com)

Jul 4 Amazon Aurora development team wins the 2019 ACM SIGMOD Systems Award (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jul 2 Globe staff photos of the month, June 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jul 2 500 Internal Server Error (feeds.feedburner.com)
Jul 2 Distributed Tracing — we’ve been doing it wrong (medium.com)

Jun 2019

Jun 27 Recent photos of the ongoing migrant struggle (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jun 27 Figuring out the future of distributed data systems (interview) (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jun 25 How Discount Brokerages Make Money (www.kalzumeus.com)

Jun 24 Proving security at scale with automated reasoning (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jun 21 On Programming Language Choice (blog.jez.io)

Jun 20 Recreating the OFFF by Night opening shot in Houdini (seenaburns.com)

Jun 19 Notes on Continuations (blog.jez.io)

Jun 16 A Debugger for Bash in Six Lines of Bash (blog.jez.io)

Jun 13 Sidechains vs Plasma vs Sharding (vitalik.ca)

Jun 11 Improving CLIs with isatty (blog.jez.io)

Jun 10 The New Wilderness (idlewords.com)

Jun 4 Sequences: A Modest, Contra-garden Travel Project (brandur.org)
Jun 4 Standard ML in Travis CI (blog.jez.io)

Jun 3 Globe staff photos of the month, May 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jun 2 Bash coprocess (medium.com)

May 2019

May 30 An Exercise Program for the Fat Web (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 29 Bash Job Control (medium.com)

May 28 Building a Robust Live Reloader with WebSockets and Go (brandur.org)
May 28 Automating My Todo with GitHub and Twilio (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

May 26 What I Learned Trying To Secure Congressional Campaigns (idlewords.com)

May 25 Stateful Serverless: Critical Sections with Azure Durable Functions (christophermeiklejohn.com)

May 24 Some of the best sports photos in Boston history (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 23 Introduction to Stateful Serverless: key-value database with Azure Durable Entities (christophermeiklejohn.com)

May 19 Profiling in Haskell for a 10x Speedup (blog.jez.io)

May 15 Corollary to the Hard Thing about Hard Things (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 13 Fast Fourier Transforms (vitalik.ca)

May 12 OPP (Other People's Problems) (www.elidedbranches.com)

May 10 Increasing access to blockchain and ledger databases (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

May 8 Why open source firmware is important for security (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 5 Video Game Probability #1: How to Grow 5 Golden Crops in Stardew Valley (blog.amynguyen.net)
May 5 Video Game Probability: Introduction (blog.amynguyen.net)

May 3 Book Review — An Elegant Puzzle (medium.com)

May 2 Globe staff photos of the month, April 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 1 Friday Deploy Freezes Are Exactly Like Murdering Puppies (charity.wtf)

Apr 2019

Apr 30 On pain, careers, and doing things the hard way. (charity.wtf)

Apr 26 YOW! 2018 Cloud Performance Root Cause Analysis at Netflix (www.brendangregg.com)

Apr 25 Expanding the AWS Cloud – Introducing the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 23 Challenge Accepted: Transposit (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 22 Spring blossoms (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 20 Using Fault-Injection to Evolve a Reliable Broadcast Protocol (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Apr 17 Wrote some ARM (seenaburns.com)

Apr 15 2019 Boston Marathon (www.bostonglobe.com)
Apr 15 Questions I'd Ask My Cloud Provider (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 10 A Career Development Methodology (www.jayshirley.com)

Apr 9 Leadership CI (blog.jessfraz.com)
Apr 9 How to Get Into SRE (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Apr 8 The Truth Seekers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 7 Airplane packing list (blog.amynguyen.net)

Apr 3 Halo Jakarta! An AWS Region is coming to Indonesia! (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 2 Globe staff photos of the month, March 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Mar 2019

Mar 27 Redefining application communications with AWS App Mesh (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Mar 25 Thoughts on Conway's Law and the software stack (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 24 Digging into RISC-V and how I learn new things (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 21 Defining a Distinguished Engineer (blog.jessfraz.com)
Mar 21 Another successful prediction? (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 18 What Working At Stripe Has Been Like (www.kalzumeus.com)

Mar 17 An Enigma, unikernels booting on RISC-V, a rack encased in liquid. OH MY. (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 15 Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction (www.bostonglobe.com)

Mar 13 Amazon Aurora ascendant: How we designed a cloud-native relational database (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Mar 8 Applied Monotonicity: A Brief History of CRDTs in Riak (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Mar 7 Function Dispatch Tables in C (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Mar 7 "Oh What a Strange Month it has Been" (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 2 Globe staff photos of the month, February 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Mar 2 I moved to amy.dev (blog.amynguyen.net)
Mar 2 Trust and Integrity (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 2019

Feb 28 Government. Medicine. Capitalism? (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 26 Service X, Destroyer of Worlds (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 25 Books I Recommend (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 23 From the File Vault: Pharmy Tales (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 19 Reflections on SGX (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 17 LD_PRELOAD: The Hero We Need and Deserve (blog.jessfraz.com)
Feb 17 The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 14 Infinite loops and doomed machines (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 13 Smartphone society (www.bostonglobe.com)
Feb 13 The New Golden Age of Building with Soul (blog.jessfraz.com)
Feb 13 Outsource Your O11y: Now Roll It Out And Keep Them Happy (part 3/3) (charity.wtf)
Feb 13 The Firmware and Hardware Rabbit Hole (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 12 Secret Design Docs: Multi-Tenant Orchestrator (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 11 Best of 2018 in Tech Talks (medium.com)
Feb 11 Reflecting on The Soul of a New Machine (dtrace.org)

Feb 6 What would it take to start my own company the way I want to? (blog.amynguyen.net)
Feb 6 Highlights from the Patriots Super Bowl parade (www.bostonglobe.com)

Feb 4 SortSupport: Sorting in Postgres at Speed (brandur.org)
Feb 4 Super Bowl LIII: Patriots vs. Rams (www.bostonglobe.com)

Feb 3 A month in the office (www.jayshirley.com)

Feb 2 Globe staff photos of the month, January 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 2019

Jan 31 Deliberately skipping encryption for business purposes (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 29 100 years ago, Boston’s North End was hit by a deadly wave of molasses (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jan 29 Feedback: oncall rotations (rachelbythebay.com)
Jan 29 Populating an oncall rotation (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 28 On Being A Principal Engineer (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jan 21 For the Love of Pipes (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jan 21 The night of a cascading failure (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 18 This is a bad sign (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 15 Data structures to name-drop when you want to sound smart in an interview (blog.amynguyen.net)

Jan 13 The Life of a GitHub Action (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 11 Feedback: canaries, bad managers, pranks, and book 3? (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 5 Moving to another country (blog.amynguyen.net)
Jan 5 The best Boston Globe staff photos of 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 4 Globe staff photos of the month, December 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 3 Feedback roundup: formal education, SWE, SA, or what? (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 2 A double diagnosis — cancer while poor (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jan 2 Needlepoint (aphyr.com)
Jan 2 Thumbnailing in Isolate: Background workers in Electron (seenaburns.com)

Jan 1 Learn eBPF Tracing: Tutorial and Examples (www.brendangregg.com)

Dec 2018

Dec 31 Potholes to avoid when migrating to IPv6 (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 30 Effective Mental Models for Code and Systems (medium.com)
Dec 30 How the Valley treats its experienced people (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 29 Oh, what a year it’s been (blog.dbsmasher.com)
Dec 29 Handling intent for Grandma World (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 28 Circular dependencies for provisioning systems (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 27 2018 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Dec 27 The other kind of "flash" that we used to worry about (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 26 The year 2018 in pictures: Part II (www.bostonglobe.com)
Dec 26 The year 2018 in pictures: Part I (www.bostonglobe.com)

Dec 25 Why review code? (sophiebits.com)

Dec 23 Social networking and dog food (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 21 Enabling `perf` in Kubernetes with Docker’s default seccomp profile (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Dec 19 Gluten Free Antarctica (idlewords.com)

Dec 17 A EULA in FOSS clothing? (dtrace.org)

Dec 15 Open source confronts its midlife crisis (dtrace.org)
Dec 15 High performance, exactly-once, failure oblivious distributed programming with AMBROSIA (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Dec 12 Expanding the AWS Cloud – Introducing the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Dec 12 ATDT relief (rachelbythebay.com)
Dec 12 How To Make HTTP Requests In Elm (jamesbvaughan.com)

Dec 5 Globe staff photos of the month, November 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Dec 4 Metrics by proxy (sophiebits.com)

Dec 3 Voice (sophiebits.com)
Dec 3 Yak shaving and fixing (sophiebits.com)

Nov 2018

Nov 30 Keeping tradition of the hunt alive (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 26 Chaos at the US border in Mexico (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 23 I hate manager READMEs (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 21 Amazon Redshift and the art of performance optimization in the cloud (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Nov 20 The Emperor's Old Clothes (www.jayshirley.com)

Nov 17 When is someone ready to manage managers? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 16 The deadly Camp Fire in California (www.bostonglobe.com)
Nov 16 Guesstimate: A Programming Model for Collaborative Distributed Systems (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Nov 15 A CAPable Distributed Programming Model (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Nov 13 Ciao Milano! – An AWS Region is coming to Italy! (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Nov 12 Expanding the Cloud – The Second AWS GovCloud (US) Region, AWS GovCloud (US-East) (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Nov 11 100th anniversary of the end of WWI (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 8 FlameScope Pattern Recognition (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 5 You might not need Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 4 Politics as Sport (idlewords.com)
Nov 4 Applicable Uses of the XOR Operator (www.eclairbytes.com)
Nov 4 Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 1 SRE School: No Haunted Forests (john-millikin.com)

Oct 2018

Oct 31 Red Sox 2018 World Series victory parade (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 29 React Conf: “React Today and Tomorrow” (sophiebits.com)
Oct 29 Red Sox win the 2018 World Series (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 29 World Series: Game 4, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 27 World Series: Game 3, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 25 World Series: Game 2, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 25 Expanding the AWS Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to South Africa! (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Oct 25 World Series: Game 1, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 24 4 Steps to Finding the Right Deep Learning Model (medium.com)

Oct 23 Lack of progress exposed by the Canary MacGuffin (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 22 What does Stack Overflow want to be when it grows up? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 21 A hidden complication for Linux desktop audio (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 20 Lessons on exec from 4:40pm on a friday (seenaburns.com)

Oct 19 Japan's Hometown Tax (www.kalzumeus.com)
Oct 19 Why we host conference talk dry runs (sophiebits.com)

Oct 15 How to Manage Connections Efficiently in Postgres, or Any Database (brandur.org)
Oct 15 socat (medium.com)

Oct 11 Spend less time estimating, more time shipping. (www.jayshirley.com)

Oct 10 Choosing to stay out of the community (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 8 bpftrace (DTrace 2.0) for Linux 2018 (www.brendangregg.com)

Oct 5 Disappearing videos and disappointed grandmothers (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 5 Assessing software engineering candidates (dtrace.org)

Oct 3 Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 3 Should KubeCon be double-blind? (dtrace.org)

Oct 2 Scenes from the aftermath of Indonesia’s earthquake, tsunami (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 2018

Sep 30 Hi! What beginning are you referring to? (medium.com)

Sep 29 The relative performance of C and Rust (dtrace.org)

Sep 27 It seems like either a folder named `tfjs_model_data` already exists in your directory, or… (medium.com)
Sep 27 Without using a higher level framework such as TF, PyTorch, etc. (medium.com)

Sep 26 On making connections (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 25 The world, the stage, the way ahead (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 22 Thanks for reading! (medium.com)
Sep 22 If you’re following along locally, you should see the flask output that a server is running on… (medium.com)
Sep 22 Engineering Productivity (www.elidedbranches.com)
Sep 22 Glad you found it amazing! Fixed the matrix dimensions haha I always get the order confused (medium.com)

Sep 21 There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 19 Absolutely! (medium.com)
Sep 19 The unsatisfactory answer is that it’s arbitrary, CartPole v0 has a termination condition of 200… (medium.com)

Sep 18 Falling in love with Rust (dtrace.org)
Sep 18 The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence (www.bostonglobe.com)
Sep 18 From Scratch: AI Balancing Act in 50 Lines of Python (medium.com)

Sep 17 Pipeline from Africa (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 8 Citizenship privileges and corporate performance reviews (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 7 The woes of incremental resource drains in big systems (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 5 Globe staff photos of the month, August 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 1 Top 5 lessons learned working at startups (medium.com)

Aug 2018

Aug 31 Thoughts on the new State of Devops report (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Aug 28 A Missing Link in Postgres 11: Fast Column Creation with Defaults (brandur.org)

Aug 26 A home, but for how long? (www.bostonglobe.com)

Aug 24 Private peering issues and focusing on the end user (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 22 Movie Director Genders (jamesbvaughan.com)

Aug 20 US Gymnastics Championships in Boston (www.bostonglobe.com)

Aug 7 Summertime festivals around the world (www.bostonglobe.com)

Aug 6 cout (www.eclairbytes.com)

Aug 5 (More) Effective Go (john-millikin.com)

Aug 4 Error Beneath the WAVs (john-millikin.com)

Aug 1 Globe staff photos of the month, July 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Aug 1 Make your voice count by simply saying, "Alexa, let's chat." (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Aug 1 Some effects of unchecked company growth (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 1 Blocking the rideshares (rachelbythebay.com)

Jul 2018

Jul 30 Why I Ripped The Same CD 300 Times (john-millikin.com)

Jul 29 Delegation: When being helpful is actually hurting (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jul 27 The life aquatic (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jul 20 Tweeting for 10,000 Years: An Experiment in Autonomous Software (brandur.org)

Jul 18 Concurrent Programming in ML: A Race (blog.jez.io)

Jul 2 Migrating Isolate to ReasonML + React (seenaburns.com)
Jul 2 Effective gRPC (john-millikin.com)

Jun 2018

Jun 30 Evaluating the Evaluation: A Benchmarking Checklist (www.brendangregg.com)

Jun 27 Troubleshooting kernel crashes under pressure (rachelbythebay.com)
Jun 27 Giving away the company's secret sauce (rachelbythebay.com)

Jun 21 A one size fits all database doesn't fit anyone (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jun 14 Installing and Using Wireguard, obviously with containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 10 Predictability creates inclusive teams (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 9 Hiring (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jun 8 Living APIs, and the Case for GraphQL (brandur.org)

Jun 7 Talks (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 2018

May 31 Prefer .then() over .catch() (blog.jez.io)
May 31 Linux bcc/eBPF tcpdrop (www.brendangregg.com)

May 29 React Podcast: Inside React (sophiebits.com)

May 25 Bazel Toolchains (john-millikin.com)

May 22 Working (very) remote. (www.jayshirley.com)

May 21 Type errors with inference need stacks (sophiebits.com)

May 20 Containers, Security, and Echo Chambers (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 18 Hard Multi-Tenancy in Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 16 How the feedback mechanism works (spoiler: boring) (rachelbythebay.com)

May 15 How I Take Notes With Vim, Markdown, and Pandoc (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 14 Feedback: feeds, URLs, uids, LoveSacs and HTML oddities (rachelbythebay.com)
May 14 Responses to strftime and %G (rachelbythebay.com)

May 13 strftime's alpha-sorted man page vs. well-meaning people (rachelbythebay.com)

May 12 How to choose a data store for the new shiny thing (blog.dbsmasher.com)

May 9 Foot-candles: the different paths to tech (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

May 8 Encrypting All Our Backups: On Making It To That Finish Line (blog.dbsmasher.com)
May 8 Jay Kamat (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 7 Counting Usernames from Malicious Login Attempts (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 2 You don't need to be the thing to monitor the thing (rachelbythebay.com)

May 1 Company-wide outages and the tendency to spam "ME TOO" (rachelbythebay.com)
May 1 Timothy Gu (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 2018

Apr 30 Stay Home (medium.com)
Apr 30 USENIX LISA 2018: CFP Now Open (www.brendangregg.com)
Apr 30 Hanging the Linux core dump pipe helper (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 30 College Advice I Would Give My Freshman Self (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 29 Introduction (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 28 Optimizing your talking points (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 27 User IDs probably shouldn't be passed around as ints (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 27 What's the size of that vector, anyway? (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 26 Scaling a High-traffic Rate Limiting Stack with Redis Cluster (brandur.org)

Apr 25 "Culture fit" is a two way street; it's them, not you (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 25 Timeless writing by other people about workplaces (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 24 Up or out: tech company leveling and mandatory promotions (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 23 'Remote' (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Apr 22 Interns with toasters: how I taught people about load balancers (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 20 More fun with C++ STL containers and [] (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 19 Union Types in Flow & Reason (blog.jez.io)
Apr 19 Given enough machines, you too may find a processor bug (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 17 sigaction: see who killed you (and more) (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 16 Case Exhaustiveness in Flow (blog.jez.io)
Apr 16 Feedback: ebooks, non-NFS systems, and code ownership (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 16 How did this machine jump into the future? (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 14 Leaving "gifts" behind on dedicated server hosts (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 13 Don't blame std::string for your vector accesses (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 13 Attack of the broken feed reader (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 11 Subprocesses are generally bad news (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 11 Unauthenticated flag flipping yields remote code execution (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 9 The perils of letting your computer dial the phone (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 8 Exfiltration, correctness, and the race to market (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 6 Early days: the VIC-20 Programmer's Reference Guide (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 6 Where I started might not be useful to you (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 5 patch runs ed, and ed can run anything (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 4 Writing To The Framebuffer (seenaburns.com)

Apr 3 Things I wish I didn't have to say about offices (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 3 Everything isn't broken, but a few things might be looping (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 3 Newer C++ features can create a lot of system yak shaving (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 2 Quad Remapping (seenaburns.com)

Mar 2018

Mar 31 ulimit is not a silver bullet for memory problems (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 31 Non-uniform memory access meets the OOM killer (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 30 Corrupted chroots: the "tartar" bug (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 27 Feedback: books, P25 crypto, not caring and more (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 27 It's about what broke, not who broke it (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 27 Touring a Fast, Safe, and Complete(ish) Web Service in Rust (brandur.org)
Mar 27 Why I usually run 'w' first when troubleshooting unknown machines (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 26 Generating road from a curve in Houdini (seenaburns.com)

Mar 25 Reasons to quit, and reasons to not quit (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 25 Isolate (seenaburns.com)

Mar 24 Mojibake in Surugaya Javascript (john-millikin.com)
Mar 24 Look for the duct tape (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 23 Update on hardware clocks and drift (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 23 Four interacting decisions break ssh access (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 23 Not so fast: a disturbing update about London's rooms (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 22 TCP Tracepoints (www.brendangregg.com)
Mar 22 How to look out for yourself inside a particular company (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 20 Building Container Images Securely on Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 19 Repo coherence with git on NFS and multiple clients (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 19 What to do about NFS and SIGBUS (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 18 Another note to those on the private beach (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 17 UNIX Syscalls (john-millikin.com)

Mar 14 SRE School: Health Checking (john-millikin.com)

Mar 11 Reddit Front Page (2018) (john-millikin.com)

Mar 10 Python (Lambda Only) (john-millikin.com)
Mar 10 Re:Creators Episode 21 (john-millikin.com)

Mar 8 Daily WTF Contest Entry (john-millikin.com)

Mar 7 Are you out of alignment? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Mar 6 FZF.el: emacs + fzf (seenaburns.com)

Mar 4 Nerd Sniped by BINFMT_MISC (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 3 SRE School: Instrumentation (john-millikin.com)

Feb 2018

Feb 26 Saving $167,000 on Groceries (jamesbvaughan.com)

Feb 22 Observable programming (sophiebits.com)

Feb 9 KPTI/KAISER Meltdown Initial Performance Regressions (www.brendangregg.com)

Feb 6 Lenses & Composition (blog.jez.io)
Feb 6 Some Intuition on Lenses (blog.jez.io)

Feb 4 Talks I have given (including bonus tracks!) (dtrace.org)

Jan 2018

Jan 18 Should you put several event types in the same Kafka topic? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 17 Speed and Stability: Why Go is a Great Fit for Lambda (brandur.org)
Jan 17 How To Measure the Working Set Size on Linux (www.brendangregg.com)

Jan 13 Code Review from the Command Line (blog.jez.io)
Jan 13 Stop answering your own questions (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 5 The feedback I wish I got (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 1 <2018> (medium.com)
Jan 1 2017 Retrospective (blog.amynguyen.net)

Dec 2017

Dec 31 AWS re:Invent 2017: How Netflix Tunes EC2 (www.brendangregg.com)
Dec 31 To Serve Man, with Software (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 25 2017 in review (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Dec 22 2017 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Dec 16 Personal Infrastructure (blog.jessfraz.com)

Dec 6 Presenting Data & Information: Notes (blog.jez.io)
Dec 6 Thoughts on Qutebrowser (jamesbvaughan.com)

Dec 3 Home Lab is the Dopest Lab (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 2017

Nov 29 AWS EC2 Virtualization 2017: Introducing Nitro (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 17 Scaling Postgres with Read Replicas & Using WAL to Counter Stale Reads (brandur.org)

Nov 13 Brilliant Jerks in Engineering (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 12 ABTs in Haskell (blog.jez.io)

Nov 8 Redis Streams and the Unified Log (brandur.org)

Nov 5 The Existential Terror of Battle Royale (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 2017

Oct 29 Variables and Binding (blog.jez.io)

Oct 28 EuroBSDcon: System Performance Analysis Methodologies (www.brendangregg.com)

Oct 27 Implementing Stripe-like Idempotency Keys in Postgres (brandur.org)

Oct 8 I have been called this and it makes me so uncomfortable. (medium.com)

Sep 2017

Sep 30 On leadership vs management (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 28 Should You Build a Webhooks API? (brandur.org)
Sep 28 System Fω and Parameterization (blog.jez.io)

Sep 26 React 16: an API-compatible rewrite (sophiebits.com)

Sep 20 Transactionally Staged Job Drains in Postgres (brandur.org)

Sep 9 Windows for Linux Nerds (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 9 Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You (www.kalzumeus.com)

Sep 6 Using Atomic Transactions to Power an Idempotent API (brandur.org)
Sep 6 How do managers* get stuck? (www.elidedbranches.com)
Sep 6 Moving Fast, Staying Put (medium.com)

Sep 5 Solaris to Linux Migration 2017 (www.brendangregg.com)

Aug 2017

Aug 30 Kerbal Solar Program (aphyr.com)

Aug 28 The Limits of Copy-on-write: How Ruby Allocates Memory (brandur.org)

Aug 26 Hi, I’m trans. (sophiebits.com)

Aug 24 Total Solar Eclipse 2017 (www.brendangregg.com)

Aug 16 How Postgres Makes Transactions Atomic (brandur.org)

Aug 5 I am disappointed but unsurprised by the news that an anti-diversity, sexist, manifesto is making… (medium.com)

Aug 2 Pseudo-HTML and Pidgin CSS: Building an Email Newsletter (brandur.org)

Jul 2017

Jul 29 Kerbal Space Fuel Fiasco (aphyr.com)

Jul 28 Kerbal Space Follies (aphyr.com)
Jul 28 You Are Valued (medium.com)

Jul 27 A Rant on Usable Security (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 27 Kerbal Space Oddities (aphyr.com)

Jul 12 Thank you for your vulnerability and honesty in the face of something so difficult and trying. (medium.com)

Jun 2017

Jun 8 Growing Value (medium.com)

Jun 5 `godoc` struct rendering (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Jun 2 Hacker, Hack Thyself (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 2017

May 31 Prey: the Real and the Symbolic (aphyr.com)

May 30 mercurial changegroup application (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 10 Kalzumeus Podcast Episode 14: Running A Business Portfolio with Jonathan Siegel (www.kalzumeus.com)

May 7 Chef audit mode (blog.dbsmasher.com)

May 3 Scala Days 2017 - Jepsen Keynote (aphyr.com)

May 2 Some Days of Blackness (medium.com)

Apr 2017

Apr 27 Elasticsearch IndicesQuery (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 26 Two Objects not Namespaced by the Linux Kernel (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 10 Typing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Apr 5 Hexing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Mar 2017

Mar 28 Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 24 Thunderbolting Your Video Card (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 16 Reversing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Mar 15 Drawing a map of distributed data systems (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 10 Password Rules Are Bullshit (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 6 vim TAGS lookup (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Mar 6 Finding Free Food with Python (jamesbvaughan.com)

Mar 1 Systemd Timers as a Cron Alternative (jamesbvaughan.com)

Feb 2017

Feb 27 Capistrano server definition (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Feb 20 Ruby `reject!` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Feb 20 Tea and Tech Culture (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Feb 16 Jepsen: CockroachDB beta-20160829 (aphyr.com)

Feb 7 Jepsen: MongoDB 3.4.0-rc3 (aphyr.com)

Jan 2017

Jan 30 I'm Loyal to Nothing Except the Dream (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 29 Making FlameGraphs with Containerized Java (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jan 26 The probability of data loss in large clusters (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 17 Forecasting Success (www.jayshirley.com)
Jan 17 An Inferno on the Head of a Pin (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 16 Ultimate Linux on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 6 How Do Individual Contributors Get Stuck? A Primer (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 5 Hey Diddle Diddle, Data to Fiddle (www.elidedbranches.com)

Dec 2016

Dec 30 Kalzumeus Software Year In Review 2016 (www.kalzumeus.com)

Dec 26 Chrome Server-Sent Event Parsing (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Dec 7 On being on call (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Nov 2016

Nov 29 Building and Motivating Engineering Teams (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 23 Rust hash iteration+reinsertion (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Nov 23 Let's Encrypt Everything (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 17 golang `text/template` parsing (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Nov 16 It’s important to note that the current system isn’t working for everyone in Silicon Valley. (medium.com)

Nov 11 Writing an HTTP server in Prolog (jamesbvaughan.com)

Nov 2 Your Digital Pinball Machine (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 2016

Oct 27 The Boy Who Cried Almost Wolf (www.jayshirley.com)

Oct 1 A Journey, My Journey (www.jayshirley.com)

Sep 2016

Sep 30 Scripting Your Way Outta Hell (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 17 Blurred Lines (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 15 'Ladies' Is Gender Neutral (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Sep 9 I’m Joining Stripe to Work on Atlas (www.kalzumeus.com)

Sep 8 Hacking PagerDuty (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Aug 2016

Aug 26 Kalzumeus Podcast Episode 13: Selling Online Businesses With Thomas Smale (www.kalzumeus.com)

Aug 19 The Day I Leave the Tech Industry (blog.jessfraz.com)
Aug 19 Microservices: Real Architectural Patterns (www.elidedbranches.com)

Aug 16 Serializability, linearizability, and locality (aphyr.com)

Aug 7 Analyzing GitHub Pull Request Data with BigQuery (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 4 Debugging a Hardware Panic (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Aug 3 Spontaneous Combustion (blog.jessfraz.com)
Aug 3 Tattoo (aphyr.com)

Aug 1 The Beginner's Guide (aphyr.com)

Jul 2016

Jul 29 When it matters to be understood (www.jayshirley.com)

Jul 20 Regular Expression Backtracking on StackOverflow (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Jul 18 10 LDFLAGS I Love (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 18 The Virtue of Hubris and The Value of Complaining (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jul 12 Jepsen: VoltDB 6.3 (aphyr.com)

Jun 2016

Jun 28 Jepsen: Crate 0.54.9 version divergence (aphyr.com)

Jun 14 Slapping Back Imposter Syndrome (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jun 10 The Virtues of Laziness and Impatience (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jun 5 Motivation: Recognition or Achievement? (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 4 The Art of Closing (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 3 Kalzumeus Podcast Episode 12: Salary Negotiation with Josh Doody (www.kalzumeus.com)

May 2016

May 14 UIKit Subviews with custom tints (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 5 Thoughts on Take Home Interviews (www.elidedbranches.com)

May 1 Getting Towards Real Sandbox Containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 2016

Apr 30 How To Make Fossils Productive Again (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 28 Ask the CTO: Getting Information without interruptions (www.elidedbranches.com)

Apr 24 You Can Do Research Too (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 15 Dolphin Emulator Trampoline Generation (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Apr 15 Announcing TRVE DATA: Placing a bit less trust in the cloud (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 12 Ask the CTO: Navigating the hands-on to hands-off transition (www.elidedbranches.com)

Apr 9 Apache Spark (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 7 node.js left-pad (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 2 The Brutally Honest Guide to Docker Graphdrivers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 1 You can bring a horse to water... (www.elidedbranches.com)

Mar 2016

Mar 30 Device security and the FBI (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 25 Capacity planning for databases (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 2016

Feb 24 Ask the CTO: The Angry Employee (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 22 In Defense of the Repetitive Business Book (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 20 Lean Research (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 19 Linux `/proc/pid/maps` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Feb 18 Should law enforcement services have a backdoor into smartphones? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 15 Framing (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 13 Ruby `parser` gem (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Feb 12 What do I do with my time? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 8 How to do distributed locking (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 2016

Jan 29 Invest in the Right Goal (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 28 Qualitative or Quantitative but always Analytical (www.elidedbranches.com)
Jan 28 IPs for all the Things (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 25 Hiring Engineering Managers: Screening for Potential (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 23 Jepsen: RethinkDB 2.2.3 reconfiguration (aphyr.com)

Jan 19 3 Ways I Remember What I Read (www.jayshirley.com)
Jan 19 Runc Containers on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 11 Cultivating Environments, Fixing Situations (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 4 How to use the new Docker Seccomp profiles (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jan 4 2015 in review...2016 here I come (blog.dbsmasher.com)
Jan 4 Jepsen: RethinkDB 2.1.5 (aphyr.com)

Jan 1 I Loved Graduate School (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2015

Dec 31 What is a Technology Company, Really? (www.elidedbranches.com)
Dec 31 2015 in Review (www.jayshirley.com)

Dec 28 My year 2015 in review (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 7 In just 5 minutes... (www.jayshirley.com)

Dec 5 GHC Derived Foldable and Traversable Instances (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Nov 2015

Nov 3 Using Sensu for DBA tasks (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 2015

Sep 17 Know your Limits (www.jayshirley.com)

Sep 12 Tor Socks Proxy and Privoxy Containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 4 Jepsen: Percona XtraDB Cluster (aphyr.com)
Sep 4 Intents and Outcomes (www.jayshirley.com)

Sep 3 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: N=1 Materials for Systems Research (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 1 Jepsen: MariaDB Galera Cluster (aphyr.com)

Aug 2015

Aug 23 Running a Tor relay with Docker (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 11 Jepsen: Chronos (aphyr.com)

Jul 2015

Jul 29 On Burnout (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jul 21 But why don't I wait until I'm in college? (www.jayshirley.com)

Jul 7 Comments on "You Do it Too" (aphyr.com)

Jul 5 This Industry is Fucked (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 2015

Jun 30 Using an R Container for Analytical Models (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 20 How to Route Traffic through a Tor Docker container (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 7 Tales of a Part-time Sysadmin: Dogfooding Docker to test Docker (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 2015

May 10 `puppet apply` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 4 Jepsen: Aerospike (aphyr.com)

Apr 2015

Apr 27 Jepsen: Elasticsearch 1.5.0 (aphyr.com)

Apr 20 Jepsen: MongoDB stale reads (aphyr.com)

Mar 2015

Mar 20 Revisiting Haskell Network.HTTP (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Mar 6 Alfred, csshx and terminalception (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 2015

Feb 21 Docker Containers on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 13 Builders vs option maps (aphyr.com)
Feb 13 Learning configuration management as a DBA (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 12 Returning self or void suggests mutability (aphyr.com)

Feb 8 Scaling MySQL at SendGrid (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 3 Worst-Case Distributed Systems Design (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 2014

Nov 27 Linux or Death (aka How to install Linux on a Mac) (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 12 When Does Consistency Require Coordination? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 2014

Oct 20 Data Integrity and Problems of Scope (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2014

Sep 24 Linearizability versus Serializability (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 19 MSR Silicon Valley Systems Projects I Have Loved (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 16 Understanding Weak Isolation Is a Serious Problem (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 2014

Aug 27 Clojure from the ground up: debugging (aphyr.com)
Aug 27 Clojure from the ground up: roadmap (aphyr.com)

Jun 2014

Jun 15 Jepsen: Elasticsearch (aphyr.com)

Jun 9 Jepsen: etcd and Consul (aphyr.com)

Apr 2014

Apr 22 Bridging the Gap: Opportunities in Coordination-Avoiding Databases (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 14 Without Conflicts, Serializability Is Free (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 7 Scalable Atomic Visibility with RAMP Transactions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 2 Initializing on the main thread using dispatch_once (sophiebits.com)

Feb 2014

Feb 5 Causality Is Expensive (and What To Do About It) (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 2014

Jan 13 Stickiness and Client-Server Session Guarantees (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2013

Dec 10 On Consistency and Durability (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jun 2013

Jun 18 A near-perfect oninput shim for IE 8 and 9 (sophiebits.com)

Jun 9 Using React to speed up the Khan Academy question editor (sophiebits.com)

May 2013

May 28 Non-blocking Transactional Atomicity (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 17 Communication Costs in Real-world Networks (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 2013

Feb 5 HAT, not CAP: Introducing Highly Available Transactions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 2013

Jan 22 When is "ACID" ACID? Rarely. (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 14 Using PBS in Cassandra 1.2.0 (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2012

Sep 20 Doing Redundant Work to Speed Up Distributed Queries (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 2012

Aug 24 What I did at Khan Academy, 2012 edition (sophiebits.com)

Aug 3 Preventing XSS attacks when embedding JSON in HTML (sophiebits.com)

Jul 2012

Jul 19 Rolling back to an old revision in Mercurial (like git reset) (sophiebits.com)

Mar 2012

Mar 27 Safety and Liveness: Eventual Consistency Is Not Safe (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 17 A Running List: Writing, Speaking, and Research Advice (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 4 What's Wrong with Amazon's DynamoDB Pricing? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 2012

Feb 10 Huchra's Seven Characteristics of a Successful Scientist (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2011

Dec 19 CCC Post: Why am I in graduate school? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 1 How to Make Foursquare your Bitch (blog.jessfraz.com)
Dec 1 Tasting My Proverbial Academic Foot (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 2011

Nov 30 What would Tupac do? (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 11 NoseSQL and SenseDB: New Paradigms for Crowdsourced Databases (feeds.feedburner.com)