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Scaling and Web Operations at Web 2.0 Expo

Posted by on April 29th, 2008

I’d like to share with you some takeaways from the Web 2.0 conference, mainly in the realm of scaling and web development. John Allspaw’s Capacity Planning for Web Operations: http://www.slideshare.net/jallspaw/capacity-planning-for-web-operations-web20-expo-2008 Why startups need automated infrastructures This talk was pretty awseome. It dealt with automating operations work. http://www.slideshare.net/adamhjk/why-startups-need-automated-infrastructures Scalable Web Architectures: Common Patterns and Approaches (2007) […]

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Zvents – the Little Google That Could

Posted by on April 29th, 2008

Around here at the PornJob, we do a fair amount of research into building very large, very scalable systems to deliver lots of media content to thousands of users. We’re always trying to solve the same problem, over and over, though: How do we store hundreds of thousands of movies in a redundant, distributed fashion […]

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Eva got Boing-Boinged!

Posted by on April 24th, 2008

Suzanne Forbes was here awhile ago, and painted a painting of Eva, entitled “Defending The Electronic Frontier”. 2008 limited prints will be on sale to the public on

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Ignite SF, Reprise…

Posted by on April 24th, 2008

For those of you that missed my talk at Ignite SF, O’Reilly liked it enough to allow me to speak at the Keynote on Friday. I’ll be going through the talk again sometime in the morning, around 10:15 AM as part of the Keynote. See you there!

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I’m speaking at Ignite SF

Posted by on April 17th, 2008

I’ll be speaking at Ignite SF, at DNA Lounge on April 22nd  as part of the Web 2.0 Expo. You’ll need a badge to attend, and I suggest you register as soon as possible! Note that you will have to drop by Moscone Center and pick up your badge during the day before coming to […]

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Web 2.0 parties

Posted by on April 14th, 2008

Courtesy of juhani, here’s a listing of parties during next week’s Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Original posting from http://www.xihalife.com/b/juhani/1540 I’m attending the Mashable/Chi.mp party, but that’s it so far. List is duplicated below…

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Linux on a Cisco Switch?

Posted by on April 14th, 2008

This article at Slashdot is something the Linux community (and I) have asked for for ages. An embedded version of linux capable of running on the network switch itself, delivering content to users directly at the network layer. I’d always wondered why Cisco hadn’t teamed with Sun during Web 1.0 to put versions of the […]

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CommunityOne

Posted by on April 11th, 2008

Sun Microsystems is hosting CommunityOne, a free tech conference at The Moscone Center, San Francisco. If you’d like to go for free, please register at http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone and use registration ID number W1082146 ! It’s on May 5th, 2008, only three weeks away! Some info, follows, courtesy of the Sun site: Join experts and contributors from […]

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American National Corpus

Posted by on April 11th, 2008

Many Unix users are familiar with the system-wide english dictionary, known as /usr/dict/words. Nearly every word in /usr/dict/words has been registered by domain squatters, and most variants of the words are already in the brains of every automated password cracker on the planet. This wordlist is a source when performing research on frequency tables and […]

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SF NewTech

Posted by on April 9th, 2008

After the RSA conference, I headed home to change clothes and head to Mighty in SF for SFNewTech. Look, I’m not going to lie to you. Normally I hate SF New Tech. It basically goes like this. 4-10 awful .com company demos, followed by 5 minutes of open mic which sometimes turns into “I need […]

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