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Elliot Murphy
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TLDR; use Flannel VxLan if you need an overlay network (such as running Kubernetes outside of Google Container Engine). The article is plenty sarcastic, but a quick read that shows how important (and easy) it is to measure your network performance. Also reinforces my perception of the CoreOS team of building high quality stuff.
Things written by Laurie Clark-Michalek.
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So I don't forget, more key management/infrastructure secrets stuff.
At Square, our number one priority is security. We needed something to protect secrets, especially as their number increased with our adoption of a service-oriented microservice architecture. Although protecting infrastructure secrets is a common need, we weren't able to find an adequate secret ...
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We're launching the first ever CoreOSFest this May and we want to see you there! https://coreos.com/fest/
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Hurrah! Finally all DNS changes at my day job are handled via a pull request and code review. Code review is either of terraform files for some of our internal CoreOS cluster stuff, or via json versions of the zone files that are automatically synced with DNSimple for everything else. More traceability == good.
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Work out a CI step? All my changes to DNS are spit out to bind files which then have named-checkzone run against them in Jenkins. That way I don't need to worry about typos or other common mistakes.

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MongoDB "We will continue to push the envelope in data interaction semantics"
Today we are announcing MongoDB 3.0.
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Here is my "hire/train a small team and deliver new products despite time and budget pressure" recommended technology stack for 2015. Notice this is not a "feel good about my sophisticated taste" stack nor a "solve a dramatic scaling challenge with a successful product" stack. CSS framework decision deliberately left to the designer, cloud provider decision deliberately left to ops engineer. You can easily deliver HIPAA/PCI compliant systems running on Amazon or Google with this combo, and you will be able to find enough communities of practice and training material to train up new developers.

* EmberJS
* Cordova/PhoneGap
* Rails
* Postgres with JSONB
* Elasticsearch
* CoreOS
* fleet/etcd/skydns/vulcand
* Terraform
* Sophos UTM
* Stripe
* HelpScout and Slack/HipChat
* CircleCI
* Google Apps
* Pipedrive


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Some real world measurement data from Gumroad explaining behavior around .99 pricing. My take: .99 works for cheap stuff or impulse buys, and is less defensible for splurge items or when you want to signal value. I think this is similar to contractors billing in 15min increments vs full day intervals, it's all posturing (which is not a bad thing).
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There was a major retailer in the states (which one escapes me, but like a Younker's or Sears, etc), which tried to go to whole-dollar pricing and be "straightforward" with their customers. Apparently they lost 10s of millions in sales. I wasn't able to dig up the information from the little bits I remember, but I do remember reading an article about it.
Certainly interesting to have concrete data to back it up.

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Fantastic writeup, explanation of the reasoning behind the approach, how to implement it, and how to measure that it's working better than other approaches.
HAProxy: Cornerstone of Reliable Websites. One primary goal of the infrastructure teams here at Yelp is to get as close to zero downtime as possible. This means that when users make requests for www.yelp.com we want to ensure that they get a response, and that they get a response as fast as ...
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wrote my first AWS Lambda code tonight with +Kevin N. Murphy, complete with amusing runaway feedback loop (outputs being written into S3 being picked up as new input jobs). Lambda is very nice, but the resource limits (500mb tmp space) make Lambda too limited for the processing we needed. Definitely something to keep an eye on though, the S3 triggering and cloudwatch integration was really nice.
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Officially doing some production OCaml work.
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Haven't gotten deep enough to make any useful comments yet, I admire the spirit of MirageOS. Mostly my brain is getting numb from the amount of different languages and environments I've been flitting between for different customers. I'm building an FFI bridge to an in-house bitmap compression library written in C in support of a custom search engine that we will be embedding in some mobile apps. That may mean porting the OCaml over to F# shortly.

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This is exactly what technology is for.
 
If you'd like to relax for 80 minutes, watch this 4K video shot from the bow of a container ship navigating the South China Sea. S
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I think learning computer languages is fun.
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Write codes and look for happiness
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walking
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  • Figly Inc
    VP Engineering, 2015 - present
    Building a developer tools platform.
  • PDA
    CTO, 2012 - 2015
    Hacking behavioral healthcare. Responsible for technology vision, software development, and technical operations.
  • Canonical
    VP Core Development & Operations, 2006 - 2012
  • MySQL
    Director, Server Engineering, 2005 - 2006
  • VERITAS / Seagate Software
    Senior Staff Software Engineer, 1998 - 2005
  • Siemens Stromberg-Carlsson
    National Support & Service Supervisor, 1994 - 1998
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