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Michael Degatano
Works at Pegasystems
Attended Tufts University
Lives in Boston, MA
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This is amazing! It completely contradicts so many base assumptions we have been trained to make as programmers but it totally makes sense!

The web has taught us that serving all requests is only worthwhile if you can respond in the very small window of time before a sale is lost. Thus having an SLA of 5 9's of uptime was worthless if you were constantly taking too long to respond. It is better to serve as many as possible in that window and simply reject the rest of the requests if you cannot keep up with demand.

Perhaps it is time to do the same with data. Data is being generated at any exorbitant rate in today's world, we are now forced to scale our systems to previously unimaginable levels. However if we cannot access it at least as fast as it is being generated then we are always working with stale data anyway so what is the value in guaranteeing consistency in your data transactions? It makes sense that in order to scale we must devalue consistency the same as we did uptime. Be consistent as much as possible but guarantee responses will be in a usable timeframe.
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For everyone out there like me who has been seeing increasing amounts of really annoying and time consuming shockwave #flash #crashes on #chrome, this article might help.

It seems most chromes have both flash plugins (the chrome internal and the desktop one) turned on right now so at times they will butt heads and deadlock over resources. It's pretty easy to turn one off though, just go to about:plugins. Although I'm unsure why the article recommends turning off the chrome internal one, then you have to update it yourself.
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This extension is gold! Puts your facebook and twitter streams mixed in with your g+ stream on g+ but only on the main stream page. Then gives you ways to view each stream separately and lets you go to circles to see just g+ shares from your circles. And lets you share to all 3 at once and throws in a gmail notifier at the top for kicks. All it needs is a url shortener for twitter.

Edit: Props to +Asher Dratel for finding this, sorry Asher forgot where I found this originally by the time I shared it. Side note, I can't +1 your original post? Can you only +1 some things?
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How-to-geek has an alternative process for pictures up today http://www.howtogeek.com/67766/how-to-migrate-from-facebook-to-google/ basically if you go to the download your information link in facebook, it includes your photos. Once it's on your computer desktop picasa makes it easy. Also covers contacts and videos.
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Anyone found/made a bookmarklet for this yet? As much as love copying and pasting urls or stuff in to share it might be nice to shortcut that process a little.
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Side note, I found a +1 bookmarklet that lets you +1 any page here http://www.labnol.org/internet/google-plus-one-bookmarklet/19474/ but that doesn't let you add comments so I'd prefer one that lets you shortcut to sharing if someone found one
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Pretty cool visualizations of photo sharing by tourists and locals in cities. The link below is to boston but the artist also did 135 other major cities as well. Move around to see the labels people put on to find out why places have high traffic (or find amusing ones for low traffic areas, especially on the boston one). Thanks to +Samuel Li for finding it!
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You know, I gotta say, "+1" is simply not as catchy as "like". I kinda think google should've gone with a global "bump" button. After all, that's kinda what you are doing, bumping the page back towards the top of the search results.
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...not to mention that "bump" is already a verb, so you wouldn't end up with "I '+1'd your post".
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Software Engineer
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  • Pegasystems
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Tufts University
    Teaching Assistant, Tutor, 2009 - 2011
  • IDTech
    Instructional Counselor, 2009
  • Merck
    MRL Intern, 2008
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Doylestown, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Talloires, France - Boston, MA
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Engineer, Programmer, Technology Nut, and Board Game Fiend
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Currently I am a software engineer living in Boston, MA.  I spend a lot of my time working at Pegasystems in Cambridge on their business process management software.  When I am not at work you can usually find me fooling around on my computer or phone, usually either immersed in code, modding various parts of my setup, cruising the web, or watching shows on XBMC/Netflix.  However I can always be torn away for a good board game, Settlers and Ticket to Ride are my favorites but I can pretty much be convinced to play anything.

If you want to know more about me feel free to visit michaeldegatano.com or check out some of my other links on the right.  You can also shoot me an email with the link on the left if you want to get in touch with me.
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Jumped off the same cliff Kate did at the end of Lost
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    Computer Science, 2010 - 2011
  • Tufts University
    Mathematics, 2006 - 2010
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