I will baptize February the Month of the Long Tail. Discussions about the impact of fat distributions have been high on my radar lately.
Heroku has hit Hacker News‘ top 10 multiple times in the last few days. RapGenius has been unhappy about the performance of their Rails application and posted an in-depth analysis of performance issues on Heroku’s Bamboo and Cedar stacks.
RapGenius unearthed issues in Heroku’s stacks that made it scale badly. Heroku posted a post-mortem a few days later and promised some fixes.
There are some interesting lessons to learn from this tale.
It is common knowledge that singles, particularly bachelors, live in complete chaos and their dwellings remember troll caves rather than human houses. Once they get married, their place magically change into perfect —or at least passable— residences. (Well, until they have kids.)
I want to challenge this discriminating notion about singles. Demonstrating, with a little math, that it’s not a problematic male trait but just a consequence of the situation.
By the way, it’s not just males that are weird when they live alone:
You may have notice that this blog lately is much less about its title, “Lupi on Software…“, and much more about its subtitle, “…and everything else“. The fact is, I am struggling with my new status as an employee of a big corporation that excels at my art.
When you grow up professionally as a lone player, blogging becomes less of a mean of self-expression and more of an exercise of personal branding.