Shorts for the day

Life has been pretty tiring as of late. There was a big launch on Monday evening and that made me stay up pretty late and last night when I finally was able to sleep some I had dreams about co-workers mocking me for not hiring some candidate. Quite a joy.

Launch, you say? What launch? I didn’t see anything different! Well, that’s how it works for us back-end people. And this was one of our most visible launches, so it’s out there somewhere. Just don’t get confused by it.

Another thing that I wanted to mention is that I’ve been reading Halting State by Charles Stross and there was one thing that I found funny. At some part of the book they were trying to track transactions that happened at a specific time to see what happened with something and one of the characters say: “Good luck grepping through those logs. It’s almost a million entries a minute!” And they promptly drop the plan. A million log entries a minute for a bounded time range? That’s really not that hard… Or maybe I’m just spoiled.

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