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Archive for May, 2009

Memcached and MySQL – What good is it?

Posted by on May 17th, 2009

I posted this in response to a post on GigaOM, but it was such a long comment, I felt that it was worthy as a post on it’s own. The workloads of social networking sites fall mostly into the ‘read lots, write once’ class (most of the web exists within this paradigm.) Regardless of the […]

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Announcing mod_memcache_block

Posted by on May 7th, 2009

I’m announcing the release of mod_memcache_block, a distributed IP blocking system for Apache, with rate limiting based on HTTP request code. For many years I’ve had a need for a module like this — A distributed blocking system which could operate across large web serving clusters and register hits in a central store. With rate […]

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Velocity Preview

Posted by on May 7th, 2009

There’s a small interview with me in today’s O’Reilly radar, where I talk about some of the things that I’ll be presenting as part of my Velocity 2009 talk. You can listen to, and read the transcript here:

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