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seeking feedback on outline for a dev team onboarding playbook http://www.mayerdan.com/programming/2015/08/25/dev-team-onboarding-playbook/ #developers  
Developer Team Onboarding Playbook. I'm working on building out a plan to improve our engineering onboarding at Offgrid Electric. As we start to add engineers to the team at a faster pace, the cost of not getting onboarding right increases. I'm sure the playbook is slightly different from team ...
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Publishing graphite dashboards from your project to keep the dashboard under version control. Also, using your data to dynamically generate scoped dashboards. #graphite  
Storing & deploying graphite configs. When I worked @livingsocialeng a engineer on the team Josh Sharpe improved how we dealt with graphite dashboards. He wrote Rake tasks to push and pull our graphite dashboards into each project's git repo. This made it easier to collaborate on dashboards and ...
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William Curtice, 3/20/14 12:20 PM. I wish to renew the discussion requesting the ability to set a Google Calendar default for Busy/Available for new calendar events. Related apps use the busy/available information in different ways. Reading prior posts on this subject, it is clear that some ...
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Our friends noted that they wish they had brought an activity tracker on their RTW trip. So, I wore a Fitbit (specifically, a Flex). I wasn't perfect about wearing it and it ran out of battery a co...
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Sharing some thoughts on safer refactoring #programming   #rubyonrails  
As you can see from the time between these two tweets it also, was burning away on my back burner annoying me for 8 days. I worked on other things for most of that time while it went through some PR review and QA, but it was still a task to check in on each day. Hooray! Started as an estimated 2 ...
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Sharing my thoughts on Ruby communities in SE Asia. #rubyfriends

http://www.mayerdan.com/programming/2015/01/21/ruby-in-south-east-asia/
Rubyists are a welcoming community everywhere. Some great things are going on in the Ruby communities in SE Asia. As we were traveling I decided I would like to meet some Ruby communities along the way in other parts of the world. I reached out to Rails Girls, and their organizers were amazing, ...
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Thoughts on my new gig, working on solar power in East Africa. Come work with me, we're hiring #ruby, #android, #ux pass along to anyone who might be looking

http://www.mayerdan.com/programming/2015/08/10/working-at-off-grid-electric/
Some folks have asked about how I ended up at a job like Off Grid Electric. I thought I would share a bit of that. I recently took a sabbatical to travel for about 5 months with my wife. While I was traveling, I was thinking about my career, the future, what is important to me.
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No longer boomerang kids living in Erin's parents basement after our trip around the world! We just moved into our first house!
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post about a caching issue, causing 10,000 API RPM. Also, my most clever blog title for Oscars: cache me if you can http://www.mayerdan.com/programming/2015/02/21/cache-me-if-you-can/ #ruby #rubyonrails #caching  
Recently, I was looking at a few endpoints to speed up. We were expecting to send large volumes of traffic to a few URLs and wanted to make sure they were fast. While digging in, I found about 10000 unexected requests per minute (RPM), going between one of our back end services and another.
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Sharing our travel issue to help other avoid the same costly problem. http://millermayersadventures.com/2015/01/16/travelers-beware-the-case-of-the-stolen-sim-card/ #travel
So, we survived our trip and really ran into surprisingly few issues. We both lost our Fitbits, we each ended up on Pepto-Bismol for a few days in a row, and we both caught a 40-day cough that star...
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