- Amazon Web Services Developer Connection : Building GrepTheWeb in the Cloud, Part 1: Cloud Architectures - Best practices for AWS.
- Linux Hater's Blog: The fallacy of choice - "Let's look at the server side. Why does Linux succeed here? One of the big reasons is that there is a working baseline. Everyone knows what it's called: LAMP. If in doubt, start with LAMP."
- The Long Tail: What he said - "Which is going to be worth more in ten years: the leaky boat of a network TV franchise or the relentlessly growing collection of long tail video at YouTube?" Not always clear (especially in the general case). It depends if there's a path to monetizing the long tail or not.
- Scaling Flickr, and Other Huge Databases - Data Center Knowledge - Pointer to a good collection of scalability war stories.
- Xbox 360: Turn Your Xbox 360 into a Streaming Netflix Player - Sounds potentially cool in advance of official support but couldn't get this to work properly. Definitely still a work in progress.
- Sourcing Innovation: Where the Brain gives Pinky a Lesson in Statistics - Short version: doing good surveys is hard (and, therefore, expensive). And, in many cases, almost impossible to execute. (And, besides, the sponsors often don't want the "truth.")
- DVPmysqlucFederation at Flickr: Doing Billions of Queries Per Day - Scaling at flickr presentation. via stshank.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:58 AM