enjoying salad since 1978.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!


Sunday, September 10, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

Kittens and Stacy.

Scaling data on the cheap

Scaling Data on the Cheap by Ryan Barrett from Google. A few things to note:

Don't shard by hash because when you have to reshard, you have to move ALL of your data. Ideally, you can add shards without rebalancing.

Use bloom filters to help you know which shard your data is contained in without hitting the shard. That technique is also used in BigTable (see Section 6 of the recently published BigTable paper).


Fun interview with Goldman by Tony Pierce. [via Case]

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Learn Maths with Haskell

Learn Maths with Haskell.

Oh yeah, I got married last month. More later.

Friday, September 01, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

Matt and keira at Zaffron.