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3 items tagged “theoschlossnagle”


JSON sucks. [...] Every time I need to (correctly) represent a large integer such as 4611686018427387900, I’m forced to do so in a string. It causes me to throw up in mouth a little.

Theo Schlossnagle

# 11th October 2010, 11:06 am / json, theoschlossnagle, recovered

The operations team is the one place with access to data and traffic that is "real-time enough" to detect business issues before they manifest in significant monetary loss. Traffic anomalies, chargeback rates, visitor retention… all these translate into money. This is what ops does; they make things work; they make the business work. And they spend a lot more time trending, investigating and analyzing than they do replacing hard drives and network cards.

Theo Schlossnagle

# 24th March 2010, 12:43 am / operations, theoschlossnagle


Dissecting today’s Internet traffic spikes (via) Theo Schlossnagle on how the increasing popularity of interest aggregation services such as Digg and Reddit result in traffic spikes that dwarf the old Slashdot effect, making a the old rules of thumb for capacity planning irrelevant.

# 29th June 2008, 2:12 pm / capacityplanning, digg, reddit, scaling, slashdotting, theoschlossnagle