Monthly Archives: December 2010

Links: 12-31-2010

Chaos Monkey: How Netflix Uses Random Failure to Ensure Success – ReadWriteCloud Chaos Monkey randomly kills instances and services within Netflix’s AWS infrastructure to help developers to make sure each individual component returns something even when system dependencies aren’t responding. … Continue reading

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Links: 12-20-2010

Mechanical Turk: Now with 40.92% spam. – A Computer Scientist in a Business School Turk being used a ton to game social media / status / reputation sites. (categories: amazon socialsoftware spam )

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Links: 12-16-2010

Mule Design Studio’s Blog: Giving Better Design Feedback Let the design team be the design experts. Your job is to be the business expert. Ask them how their design solutions meet your business goals. If you trust your design team, … Continue reading

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Links: 12-14-2010

Mapping the world’s photos Was trying to remember where I saw this today… (categories: flickr geocode maps mapping )

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Links: 12-11-2010

Havasu – Projects – BERG Havasu is a material exploration of conversational user interfaces. The goal of the project was to explore ways of interacting that aren’t menus or GUIs; manners of interaction more like dialogue, or polite listening, facilitated … Continue reading

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Links: 12-6-2010

Facebook | The Full Stack, Part I Great blog post. Quote: "… People who develop broad skills also tend to develop a good mental model of how different layers of a system behave. This turns out to be especially valuable … Continue reading

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Links: 12-5-2010

Otis’ Chichimichi Quote: "To me, commit messages are more useful as a mechanism to keep co-workers up to date on a daily basis than as something one looks at after the fact.  As such, commit messages can be very valuable, … Continue reading

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Links: 12-3-2010

Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter. – Anil Dash Quote: "… a half-decade after RSS readers failed to take over the world, major media sites are all converging on the idea of a two-paned reader, with a river of news … Continue reading

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