Showing posts from May, 2015

VNC to Ubuntu fails with No supported authentication methods

See solution here

sudo apt-get -y install dconf-tools
dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/remote-access/require-encryption false
/usr/lib/vino/vino-server --sm-disable start

The last command did not execute, but the fix worked

AWS Scale

AWS Innovation at Scale


Redshift $1K/TB/yr


Numbers Everyone Should Know

Numbers Everyone Should Know

Sharded Counters
How to efficiently index and page through comments

Composing and Scaling Data Platforms

Lambda Architecture


Argument against microservices

Microservies allow:

small teams to focus on a set of related functionality and to be more agileindependent parts of the system to scale independentlyusing the right tool (language, persistence, framework, etc.) for the right job.
It is generally understood that decomposition into microservies should not occur prematurely before there is thorough understanding of the ideal boundaries. The service should be coarse grained.

There is overhead and distributed system complexity, however that exists in virtually any web and/or non-trivial system.