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Velocity 2009

Posted by on June 28th, 2009

Last Tuesday, I was part of the Velocity 2009 Keynote, where I gave a talk entitled, “Fixing Twitter”. I covered the last year or so of work in improving Twitter to deal with the massive traffic and user loads we’ve been under and how we use metrics to destroy the fail-whale. Details of the talk […]

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Predicting the End of the World with Mathematica

Posted by on June 25th, 2009

Frequently you want to predict when things are going to happen, and if it’s not the end of the world, it might be something occurring a bit sooner, such as your disk filling up. First capture some data, with cron. We’re going to capture the free space in our database, once a day, so we’ll […]

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