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Tbray Ongoing

ongoing fragmented essay by Tim Bray
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Easy Reliable Chicken Kebabs

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 13/10/2019 pm31 21:00:00

This involves a certain amount of chopping stuff up, also attention to hygiene, but requires no particular technical skill and has never ever failed to get rave reviews Read the article
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Records and Lenses

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 06/10/2019 pm31 21:00:00

Sunday included more fun than the recent average — at my age, chilling is often more attractive than partying. Sunday featured vinyl, vintage lenses, Southern guitar boogie, and a photo-assignment. With pictures! (Which may be a little puzzling, but stay with me.) Read the article
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Discogs Pain

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 05/10/2019 pm31 21:00:00

As I continue slowly ingesting the 900 classical LPs I inherited, I’ve developed a relationship with Discogs. It’s a good place to track your collection (here’s mine, in-progress). This is the story of my first attempt to use it to buy music, a laughable failure. It’s by way of public service, just leaving a marker, a warning others to be careful about charging into the marketplace Read the article
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At the Climate Strike

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 28/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

I went and so did lots of others, but many couldn’t so I thought I’d try to share the scale and the feel Read the article
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At the Climate Strike

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 28/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

I went and so did lots of others, but many couldn’t so I thought I’d try to share the scale and the feel Read the article
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On Sharding

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 25/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

If you need to handle really a lot of traffic, there’s only one way to do it: sharding. Which is to say, splitting up the incoming requests among as many hosts (or Lambda functions, or message brokers, or data streams) as you need. Once you get this working you can handle an essentially unlimited request volume. Of course, you have to make choices on how you’re going to divide up the traffic among the shards. I’ve had intense exposure to the options since I came to work at AWS Read the article
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On Sharding

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 25/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

If you need to handle really a lot of traffic, there’s only one way to do it: sharding. Which is to say, splitting up the incoming requests among as many hosts (or Lambda functions, or message brokers, or data streams) as you need. Once you get this working you can handle an essentially unlimited request volume. Of course, you have to make choices on how you’re going to divide up the traffic among the shards. I’ve had intense exposure to the options since I came to work at AWS Read the article
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The Cloud and Open Source

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 21/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

This is eventually about the public cloud and Open Source, but — apologies in advance — takes an indirect and long-ish path Read the article
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CL XXXIX: Island Wildlife

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 08/09/2019 pm30 21:00:00

Our probably-last Cottage-Life weekend of 2019 featured cetacean encounters and rodent rage. But I didn’t manage to photograph any of that, so just the usual trees and sunsets Read the article
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Portraits of Puppets

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 21/08/2019 pm31 21:00:00

If you happened to check out my Twitter feed on the weekend, you’ll know that I attended a pair of dueling rallies outside a train station in central Vancouver. On one side, a crowd in black supporting the Hong Kong protests; on the other a red-clad flag-festooned squad bringing Beijing’s message. I was dressed in black and took pictures of the other side Read the article

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