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- $3.5 million: Per Episode Cost of Breaking Bad
- Quotable Quotes:
- @GammaCounter: "There are 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy."
- @rbranson: Virtualization has near-zero overhead, unless the VM spends most of it's time copying between RAM and network… like memcached or haproxy.
- @HackerNewsOnion: Programming is 1% inspiration, 99% trying to get your environment working.
- @aneel: "roundtrips, not bandwidth, is now often the bottleneck for most applications"
- @jamesurquhart: Not to mention the fact that auto-scaling should happen above IaaS layer. Think multi-cloud.
- Sheref Mansy: A machine keeps sort of chugging away, without worrying about its environment. But a living system has to.
- Doron Rajwan: For the past 30 years, computer performance has been driven by Moore’s Law; from now on, it will be driven by Amdahl’s Law.
- Bjarne Stroustrup: There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.
- Steve Souders and John Allspaw, the Laurel and Laurel of the DevPerfOps world had a really good interview at Velocity. Some trends...mobile is huge; there's now a big focus on rendering performance; institutionalizing failure - planning and doing something with failure, failure is a friend, not a scary monster; don't panic, when there's a problem figure out what's going on first; Humans and Machines are buds, they are cooperative, not John Henry like adversaries.
- Forget the history of Kings and peoples. Here's a far more interesting history, the History of Packets. Cool look at how TCP has changed over time, a description of how packets work, and the history of the Internets. Kind of boring as there are no beheadings.
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