I loathe business cards. I meet many people at work and at technical conferences but the worst part is that every time someone hands me a business card I have this piece of paper that will eventually live at the bottom of my bag with the rest of my junk, never to be seen again. [...]
Part of what I do in addition to dealing with technology is to keep one eye on the VC and money side of silicon valley. There’s much going on here and its hard to avoid watching where all the money comes from. The more time I spend studying companies and company stock, the more I [...]
Apple’s new iPhone4 has created quite a stir, even though consumers are paying slightly more for the same phone with a slightly better display, dual (improved) cameras, and flash. I’m sure by now you know about the antenna problems and the lame way that apple chose to fix it, but I wanted one of these [...]
There was an excellent article in the register about me and my session yesterday at Web 2.0 Expo on Scaling Twitter: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/04/twitter_and_the_end_of_the_sysadmin_as_we_know_it/ The author captures many of my points well, and applauds us for our open sourcing of our back-end infrastructure. The talk is located right here on slideshare, if you’d like to view it.
This post is bit of a diversion for this blog, which is usually me babbling on about tech. SXSW starts this Thursday, and I’ll be attending. You can catch me speaking on a funny panel called “How not to be a Douchebag at SXSW”, which Ed Huntsinger is hosting. But hey, it won’t be about [...]
Hello! It’s 2010, a new year and I’ve got some speaking engagements coming up, where I’ll discuss Twitter operations and scaling. Web 2.0 Expo 2010, San Francisco, CA May 3rd-6th In the Belly of the Whale: Operations at Twitter Chirp (Twitter’s Official Developer Conference) San Francisco, CA April 15th, 2010, 4:30PM (Hack Day) Scaling Twitter: [...]
Engadget recently featured an article describing YouTube’s blocking of 1080p content from select sites which allowed users to display the content on televisions instead of their computer monitors, or sites which utilized the YouTube API. Like the Hulu block last year, blocking the PS3 from watching shows, it marked another moment when television content producers [...]
Here’s two scripts you can run if you have a 3G card, and a few friends stuck in the hotel room with you who want WiFi. First, turn your laptop into an access point. These scripts work on MacOS X running 10.5.4 or better — good luck! I call this script ‘make-me-an-access-point.sh’: #!/bin/sh #Edit your [...]