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Links 1 through 10 of 22 by Justin Mason tagged via:nelson

Python, Nginx, Tornado for COMET stuff, MySQL as a data store, memcached, Thrift, haproxy, AWS, Pylons.  fantastic, very detailed post (via Nelson)

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'Notch’s luck was that he came across the idea of doing a first-person fortress building game. His alignment was that the game that he wanted to make was culturally connected to [he PC gamer] tribe. While the game may appear ugly, and its purchase process etc seem naive to many a gaming professional, all of those decisions that Notch made along the road to releasing his game were from the point of view of a particular perspective of what games are, what matters and what were the things that he could trust the tribe to figure out for themselves.'

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I never really understood how useful a good metrics infrastructure could be for operational visibility until I joined Amazon.  Here's a good demo of Etsy's metrics system (via Netlson)

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'a (python) library and a tool to clusterize similar files using fuzzy hashing techniques. This project is inspired by the well known tool ssdeep.' Via Nelson

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MongoDB was set up to write to RAM if possible, omitting immediate writes to disk -- but then the db size exceeded RAM size, the disk was hit, imposing a massive slowdown and creating a huge backlog immediately, bringing the site down (via Nelson)

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'as the computers of the high-frequency traders traded contracts back and forth, a “hot potato” effect was created, the report said, as contracts changed hands 27,000 times in 14 seconds, but with eventually only 200 actually being bought or sold.' upshot: horrifically complex distributed feedback loops now directly impact our economies -- great :(

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linked by Nelson; will return to this once i've gotten into the game

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lots of commercial and open-source-friendly-licensed icon sets, including the old reliable FamFamFam and Pinvoke icons

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'CharConversionException: You have been trying to incinerate something noncombustible. It is also possible that you have tried turning yourself into a fish, but that's rare.'

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I had no idea it took this kind of work -- incredible reverse-engineering, including microscopic analysis of the traces on the ROM chip. The dedication of this is amazing, great gaming archaeology by the MAME guys (via Nelson)

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