production problems across time zones

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Archive for December, 2012

production problems across time zones

December 24th, 2012 by Jeanne Boyarsky

A couple days ago, I blogged about the technical details of a production problem (not caused by me) at coderanch.  Now that the problem is resolved, is an interesting time to reflect on how time zones helped us. Peak volume at the ranch While we have users from 219 countries, roughly half our volume is from […]

postgres tuning – fixing a production problem

December 22nd, 2012 by Jeanne Boyarsky

After a new feature was implemented (not by me), coderanch started crashing almost every day in the middle of the night.  In a few days, I’ll be blogging about the troubleshooting process and how timezones helped.  This post focuses on the end game – once we knew the problem was being caused by a large […]

why i usually like books over video

December 12th, 2012 by Jeanne Boyarsky

A teammate was discussing the “wonders of learning from video” yesterday.  Which got me thinking.  I generally like learning from books/articles best.  This would be text with illustrations/diagrams, not raw text.  I like reading better because: It is easier to go at my own pace.  (While you can speed up video, it takes more energy […]