- A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps — Justin O’Beirne
Really detailed look at the evolution in Google Maps, fun read.
(categories: design google maps cartography mapping )
- Solving Imaginary Scaling Issues at Scale — as interpreted by @seldo
npm co-founder @seldo publishes an inspired list of chapter titles for the latest ORLY book
(categories: funny scaling performance )
- Web Developer Security Checklist – Simple Security
Great security checklist for web apps in 2017.
(categories: security web checklist bestpractices programming )
- Usage patterns and the economics of the public cloud | the morning paper
Thought provoking cloud pricing blog post.
(categories: pricing product-management cloud )
Smashed burgers by The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science (fry sauce was really good), beer by Gigantic Brewing, conversation suggested by Family Dinner Project, family video highlights include drone capturing snow in PDX and the trailer and ending song from Reel Rock 11 and family dance night sponsored by Dodo Delight and Wild Yaks – Paradise.
- Are You Load Balancing Wrong? – ACM Queue
Quote: "Anyone can use a load balancer. Using it properly is much more difficult. Some questions to ask: 1. Is this load balancer used to increase capacity (N+0) or to improve resiliency (N+1)? 2. How do you measure the capacity of each replica? How do you create benchmark input? How do you process the benchmark results to arrive at the threshold between good and bad? 3. Are you monitoring whether you are compliant with your N+M configuration? Are you alerting in a way that provides enough time …
(categories: ops loadbalancing capacity scaling resiliency )
- “Is This Helpful?” » Mike Industries
I read "Deep Work" a couple weeks ago and 2 days ago deleted by Twitter account. For me at least it was a suck of time. I’ve been trying to be really deliberate about focused time for reading and writing.
(categories: focus attention culture life )
- How I Got My Attention Back
Delete social media accounts off your phone, turn off notifications, don’t look at technology until lunch.
(categories: attention focus culture dopamine )