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Leap seconds always happen late on Jun 30th, or December 31st - if they are needed. The reason why it is 'interesting' this time for computers, and haven't been an issue in the past, is that the last leap second in June was 2012 - but that was on a weekend. Before that, the most recent extra second in June was 1997, and before apparently everything was connected up and online. So, it was never a problem before.
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+nova The last leap second shut down about half the internet: http://www.wired.com/2012/07/leap-second-bug-wreaks-havoc-with-java-linux/
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Does anyone know about ZFS file ACLs?  I'm trying to have the Apache user also be able to have write access to my files (as used by Symfony framework, usually with plain ext4 ACLs, with programs like 'setfacl'). There's a bounty as well....
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My name is Bond, Lee Bond
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Pwned at a drinking game. This was round two after a first pint
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A colleague just came back from a trip to San Francisco, via the Google campus swag shop, and brought me back a little gift
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Senior (Contract) PHP Developer
Employment
  • Contract PHP Developer, 2012 - present
  • Sabbatical
    2012
  • PeerIndex
    Senior PHP Developer, 2011 - 2011
  • Binweevils Limited
    Senior PHP Developer, 2010 - 20201104
  • Datasouth
    Senior PHP Developer, 2003 - 2004
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PHP Developer and expert on scaling the LAMP platform
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PHP developer, that loves to keep up with technology and write some really elegant software code to help my sites handle large scale and many users.  I worked on a dating site, (Feb 2007 to May 2009) and started work as member #75,000. A little over two years later with member #320,000 the site was faster, more secure and used less server resources.

More recently, in at Binweevils 2010, I  helped them grow and optimise their systems to be able to serve double the previous records of members online on a regular basis, and setup so that doubling again is not only possible, but easy to set in place. Not easy when you are dealing with thousands of concurrent users playing online.

I'm happy to meet people to discuss PHP & Scaling systems. My standard fees are £400/day.
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10,000 concurrent players at Binweevils, and 20 million hits per day
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