Aug 2020

Aug 10 Some more CSS comics (jvns.ca)
Aug 10 Tripping over the potholes in too many libraries (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 10 Thoughts on recent world events and writing about tech (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 9 Promotion pathologies. (lethain.com)

Aug 8 Staff promotion packets. (lethain.com)
Aug 8 An attempt to make a font look more handwritten (jvns.ca)
Aug 8 Sara Huddleston on the Latino Vote in Iowa (idlewords.com)

Aug 6 First Impressions of Rust (john-millikin.com)
Aug 6 Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims (krebsonsecurity.com)
Aug 6 The Saint-Exupéry of metrics. (lethain.com)
Aug 6 Video: Building a Promise from scratch! (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 6 Where Deer Stroll Peacefully Past Computers (logicmag.io)

Aug 5 Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker (krebsonsecurity.com)
Aug 5 File Descriptor Transfer over Unix Domain Sockets (medium.com)
Aug 5 What is an advanced beginner? (robertheaton.com)
Aug 5 Connect Onboarding for Standard accounts (stripe.com)

Aug 3 Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer Data (krebsonsecurity.com)

Aug 2 Tactical Challenges In Hiring Junior Engineers (medium.com)
Aug 2 Some common hiring manager mistakes. (lethain.com)
Aug 2 Data on the Outside vs. Data on the Inside (queue.acm.org)

Jul 2020

Jul 31 Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jul 30 Is Your Chip Card Secure? Much Depends on Where You Bank (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jul 29 Here’s Why Credit Card Fraud is Still a Thing (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jul 27 Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures (krebsonsecurity.com)

Jul 26 Sanity vs. Invisible Markings (queue.acm.org)
Jul 26 Customizing screen and screenrc. (lethain.com)
Jul 26 PFAB #19: Working with raw bytes (robertheaton.com)

Jul 25 Some CSS comics (jvns.ca)

Jul 24 Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jul 24 Establish proof of existence, then do it again (www.jayshirley.com)
Jul 24 Questionable Advice: “What’s the critical path?” (charity.wtf)

Jul 23 NY Charges First American Financial for Massive Data Leak (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jul 23 Balance and mental health (blog.amynguyen.net)

Jul 22 Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs (krebsonsecurity.com)
Jul 22 The History, Status, and Future of FPGAs (queue.acm.org)
Jul 22 Gitcoin Grants Round 6 Retrospective (vitalik.ca)
Jul 22 Preventing impossible game levels using cryptography (robertheaton.com)

Jul 21 Exploring Ruby with clangd (blog.jez.io)
Jul 21 Exploring Fully Homomorphic Encryption (vitalik.ca)

Jul 20 Auto Controllers (logicmag.io)

Jul 19 From Manchester to Barcelona (logicmag.io)
Jul 19 The Crypto Family Farm (logicmag.io)
Jul 19 Woke AI Won’t Save Us (logicmag.io)

Jul 15 The OS Classics (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Jul 15 Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud, 2nd Edition (www.brendangregg.com)

Jul 14 When your coworker does great work, tell their manager (jvns.ca)
Jul 14 Write More (medium.com)

Jul 13 Payouts with no code required (stripe.com)
Jul 13 PFAB #18: Adventures in shrinking serialized data (robertheaton.com)

Jul 12 Post-Commit Reviews (medium.com)

Jul 11 scanimage: scan from the command line! (jvns.ca)

Jul 10 Twitter summary from 2020 so far (jvns.ca)
Jul 10 The journey to modern manufacturing with AWS (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jul 9 How to make boba at home…without ruining any pans, making yourself ill, or ending up with a soggy, blobby mess (charity.wtf)

Jul 8 What’s happening with The Morning Paper? (blog.acolyer.org)

Jul 7 Questionable Advice: Can Engineering Productivity Be Measured? (charity.wtf)

Jul 5 saturday comics: a weekly mailing list of programming comics (jvns.ca)

Jul 1 Party at My House: Darius Kazemi on Human-Scaled Social Media (logicmag.io)
Jul 1 Management by walking around, Remotely. (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 2020

Jun 30 Tell candidates what to expect from your job interviews (jvns.ca)

Jun 29 Introducing the Billing customer portal (stripe.com)

Jun 28 entr: rerun your build when files change (jvns.ca)

Jun 27 PFAB #17: pre-computation sounds like cheating but isn't (robertheaton.com)

Jun 24 Alyse Galvin on Coronavirus in Alaska (idlewords.com)
Jun 24 Online bank transfers through FPX are now available in Malaysia (stripe.com)
Jun 24 Remote code execution vulnerability in KensingtonWorks mouse manager (robertheaton.com)

Jun 22 Introducing BECS Direct Debit acceptance in Australia (stripe.com)

Jun 21 Hacking Security (logicmag.io)

Jun 20 A Satisfactory Way of Building (aphyr.com)

Jun 19 A little bit of plain Javascript can do a lot (jvns.ca)

Jun 17 Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs (queue.acm.org)
Jun 17 What happens when you update your DNS? (jvns.ca)

Jun 14 Questions to help people decide what to learn (jvns.ca)
Jun 14 PFAB #16: How to make your code faster and why you often shouldn't bother (robertheaton.com)

Jun 13 A Tale of Two 3D Printers (and all additive manufacturing processes) (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 11 Introducing Bacs Direct Debit on Stripe (stripe.com)

Jun 7 Linkers & Ruby C Extensions (blog.jez.io)
Jun 7 Search Down the Stack (blog.jez.io)

Jun 6 Debugging Incidents in Google's Distributed Systems (queue.acm.org)

Jun 5 No more pink mustache (rachelbythebay.com)

Jun 3 The singular urgency of Ava DuVernay’s 13th (dtrace.org)

Jun 2 Opposing racism (stripe.com)

May 2020

May 30 Not After : May 30 10:48:38 2020 GMT (rachelbythebay.com)
May 30 Trolley Problems as a Service (charity.wtf)

May 28 ECMAScript 4: The missing version (feeds.feedburner.com)
May 28 Stripe's remote engineering hub, one year in (stripe.com)

May 27 Expanding support for JCB payments (stripe.com)
May 27 Stripe launches in five more European countries (stripe.com)

May 26 Free as in Smash the Surveillance State: Alison Macrina on Library Freedom Project and Tor Browser (logicmag.io)
May 26 A blogging style guide vol. 2 (robertheaton.com)

May 25 Size Matters (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 23 Setting the story straight on quite a few issues (rachelbythebay.com)
May 23 Power to the People (queue.acm.org)
May 23 Just some red flags. No big deal. Just ignore them. (rachelbythebay.com)
May 23 Discovering the hypocrisy gap in reliability the hard way (rachelbythebay.com)

May 21 Ask an expert: Why is CSS . . . the way it is? (increment.com)
May 21 A chatbot expedition (increment.com)
May 21 The rise of React (increment.com)
May 21 On composable, modular frontends (increment.com)
May 21 Design by design (increment.com)
May 21 Case study: Web components for screen readers (increment.com)
May 21 A frontend of our own (increment.com)
May 21 Interview: Sarah Allen (increment.com)
May 21 A frontend stack for video games (increment.com)
May 21 Micro-frontends in context (increment.com)
May 21 The process: Making Vue 3 (increment.com)
May 21 How to reevaluate your frontend architecture (increment.com)
May 21 Frontend at scale (increment.com)
May 21 Case study: Mobile payments in India (increment.com)
May 21 When frontend means full stack (increment.com)
May 21 A user’s guide to CSS variables (increment.com)
May 21 The Insecurity Machine (logicmag.io)

May 20 Infra teams: good, bad, or none at all (rachelbythebay.com)

May 17 Is Persistent Memory Persistent? (queue.acm.org)
May 17 Dark Patterns: Past, Present, and Future (queue.acm.org)
May 17 PFAB #15: Don't overwork your functions (robertheaton.com)

May 14 Life during the coronavirus pandemic (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 13 Your nines are not my nines (rachelbythebay.com)
May 13 Parenthood #7: the coronavirus and happy birthday edition (robertheaton.com)

May 12 Attacking Agriculture (logicmag.io)

May 11 Whacker News updated for 2020 (rachelbythebay.com)

May 10 Responses to reader feedback (rachelbythebay.com)

May 9 Product for Internal Platforms (www.elidedbranches.com)
May 9 The Making of the Tech Worker Movement (logicmag.io)

May 8 Metaphors in man pages (jvns.ca)

May 7 Old box, dumb code, few thousand connections, no big deal (rachelbythebay.com)
May 7 A bunch of rants about cloud-induced damage (rachelbythebay.com)

May 5 A funeral home copes with the surge during the coronavirus pandemic (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 4 Boston Globe staff photographer Erin Clark named Feature Photography Pulitzer finalist for 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 3 Where is the high bandwidth internet for the masses? (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 1 Bad times in corporate wireless networks (rachelbythebay.com)
May 1 If you're hiring, be forthcoming about the dev experience (rachelbythebay.com)
May 1 Gitcoin Grants Round 5 Retrospective (vitalik.ca)

Apr 2020

Apr 30 Rolling out the "push train" (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 29 Moving fleet software releases to a massively sharded scheme (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 29 Why strace doesn't work in Docker (jvns.ca)

Apr 28 Good Days, Bad Days, Impossible Days (charity.wtf)
Apr 28 Boiling the machines when they really needed to just chill (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 28 Reaffirming our commitment to Italy: Introducing the AWS Europe (Milan) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Apr 28 Confermando il nostro impegno in Italia: Apertura della Regione AWS Europe (Milano) (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 27 New zine: How Containers Work! (jvns.ca)

Apr 25 Releasing software to the fleet far too quickly broke stuff (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 22 Continuing our investment in Africa: Introducing the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 21 An update on a pre-registered result about the coronavirus (www.kalzumeus.com)
Apr 21 Dropping hashes: an idiom used to demonstrate provenance of documents (www.kalzumeus.com)
Apr 21 J.D. Scholten on Coronavirus in Iowa (idlewords.com)

Apr 19 Building a PC, Part IX: Downsizing (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 18 The Art of Automation (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 15 A generic middleware pattern in Typescript (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 14 When scaling your workload is a matter of saving lives (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 12 Bored? How about trying a Linux speed run? (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 12 Quarantine Reading Queue on the “Tiger King” Phenomenon (charity.wtf)

Apr 11 Photos: One day on the front lines of COVID-19 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 8 High Performance MySQL (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Apr 7 Hire Alice Goldfuss (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Apr 5 Let's All Wear A Mask (idlewords.com)

Apr 4 Globe staff photos of the month, March 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 2 When debugging, your attitude matters (jvns.ca)

Mar 2020

Mar 26 Wireless audio sync on Apple TV kills Mac AirPlay audio (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 26 The Working Group's White paper on Japan and covid-19 (www.kalzumeus.com)

Mar 23 We Need A Massive Surveillance Program (idlewords.com)
Mar 23 An early end of term (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 22 A Quick Garbled Circuits Primer (vitalik.ca)

Mar 20 Serverless in the wild: characterizing and optimising the serverless workload at a large cloud provider (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 19 Common no-cors misconceptions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 18 An empirical guide to the behavior and use of scalable persistent memory (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 17 Curveball - March updates (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 16 Understanding, detecting and localizing partial failures in large system software (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 15 Getting started with shaders: signed distance functions! (jvns.ca)

Mar 14 Stay Home (aphyr.com)

Mar 13 When correlation (or lack of it) can be causation (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 11 Characterizing, modeling, and benchmarking RocksDB key-value workloads at Facebook (blog.acolyer.org)
Mar 11 Work in the Time of Corona (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Mar 11 Silly benchmarks on completely untuned server code (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 10 What is the unique value proposition of selling honey? (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 9 Building an elastic query engine on disaggregated storage (blog.acolyer.org)

Mar 8 The Life of a Data Byte (blog.jessfraz.com)
Mar 8 LISA2019 Linux Systems Performance (www.brendangregg.com)

Mar 7 We have to talk about this Python, Gunicorn, Gevent thing (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 7 Polar plungers: Photos of Ice Swimming in New England (www.bostonglobe.com)

Mar 6 Popular posts from leaky bug-tracking systems (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 5 I tried to fix it, and failed miserably (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 4 Globe staff photos of the month, February 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Mar 4 Millions of tiny databases (blog.acolyer.org)
Mar 4 Mind those emoji if you're working at this place (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 3 Observability is a Many-Splendored Definition (charity.wtf)

Mar 2 Pondering the reasons why you should work somewhere (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 2 Firecracker: lightweight virtualization for serverless applications (blog.acolyer.org)

Feb 2020

Feb 27 Curveball - A typescript microframework (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 26 Power to the People (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 25 Exit the haunted forest (increment.com)
Feb 25 Case studies in rearchitecting (increment.com)
Feb 25 Architecture for generations (increment.com)
Feb 25 A primer on functional architecture (increment.com)

Feb 22 Commentary on “Stop Using Encrypted Email” (john-millikin.com)

Feb 21 Typescript is changing how I write code (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 18 Questions you can ask about compensation (jvns.ca)
Feb 18 Implementing an opaque type in typescript (feeds.feedburner.com)
Feb 18 Pushing files around with silly and unusual methods (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 12 Sorbet Does Not Have FixMe Comments (blog.jez.io)

Feb 11 Use a:visited in your CSS stylesheet (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 10 Oh, don't worry, I've screwed up plenty of things too (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 9 Trying to sneak in a sketchy .so over the weekend (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 8 The tools you'd miss if you left a company (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 7 Trying to be too (io)nice created a "killer" directory (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 4 Hacking the 'scope from a distant land (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 3 New zine: Become a SELECT Star! (jvns.ca)

Feb 1 Globe staff photos of the month, January 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 2020

Jan 31 A brief Brexit lament (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 30 How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jan 29 Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 4 (vitalik.ca)

Jan 26 Best of 2019 in Tech Talks (medium.com)

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

Jan 17 Network booted, home initialized (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 11 Japan 2020 trip notes (blog.amynguyen.net)

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

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)

Dec 2019

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

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 17 Questionable Advice #2: How Do I Get My Team Into Observability? (charity.wtf)

Dec 10 The power of relationships in data (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

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

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 4 The Siege of Carrie Lam (idlewords.com)

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

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 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 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 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 28 Building awaitable and fluent interfaces in Javascript (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 28 Tether: The Story So Far (www.kalzumeus.com)

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 21 Better typing with Ketting (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 21 Fresh pcaps, free for the asking (rachelbythebay.com)

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 14 Engineers without borders, silos, and vendor walls (rachelbythebay.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 2 Authentication relation types (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 2 Globe staff photos of the month, September 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 1 Typescript definitions for HAL and Link Hints (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2019

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

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

Sep 12 The Rise of the Electric Scooter (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 10 Tales from Firmware Camp (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 10 511 Network Authentication Required (feeds.feedburner.com)

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

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

Aug 2019

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

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

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

Apr 2019

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 The Firmware and Hardware Rabbit Hole (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 12 Secret Design Docs: Multi-Tenant Orchestrator (blog.jessfraz.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 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 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 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 Yak shaving and fixing (sophiebits.com)
Dec 3 Voice (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 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 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 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 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 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 From Scratch: AI Balancing Act in 50 Lines of Python (medium.com)

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

Sep 7 The woes of incremental resource drains in big systems (rachelbythebay.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 24 Private peering issues and focusing on the end user (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 22 Movie Director Genders (jamesbvaughan.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 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 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 Giving away the company's secret sauce (rachelbythebay.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 School: 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 16 Case Exhaustiveness in Flow (blog.jez.io)

Apr 4 Writing To The Framebuffer (seenaburns.com)

Apr 2 Quad Remapping (seenaburns.com)

Mar 2018

Mar 27 Touring a Fast, Safe, and Complete(ish) Web Service in Rust (brandur.org)

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

Mar 25 Isolate (seenaburns.com)

Mar 22 TCP Tracepoints (www.brendangregg.com)

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

Mar 17 UNIX Syscalls (john-millikin.com)

Mar 14 SRE School: Health Checking (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)

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)

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

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

Oct 2017

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 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)

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 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)

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 8 Hacking PagerDuty (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Aug 2016

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)

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 2015 in Review (www.jayshirley.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 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 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 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)

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)