In this post I describe why I like Riak and how I made use of it at my day job with AOL.
Another "year of scripting" related post. In it, I describe how I piped together
awk to correct the sort order of my blog index.
Part of my "year of scripting" theme. This post describes one method to pull a set of random lines from a file using a BASH script.
It's "The Summer of George" only less funny and hopefully more productive [^1]. I've always been at arms length with scripting, kind of a love-hate relationship. Over the last year that relationship has tipped more towards the balance of love, and I want to walk about why.
This is a brain dump of Surge 2010--a conference focusing on scalable systems. Particularly, the focus was on web systems. While the talks covered many different technologies and solutions I noticed some recurring, general themes among many of them.
This is my solution to exercise 4-1 from the book Erlang Programming. A blog has to start somewhere, and this is mine.