Monthly Archives: September 2009

explain the trick

What happens when something looks too easy? Or the context is wrong? This Labor Day weekend ( For the non-US people The “official” end of the summer in the U.S. first Monday in September – not May 1 ) me … Continue reading

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Gmail and the Electrical Grid: Looks the same

GMail had a large-scale cascading failure yesterday: At about 12:30 pm Pacific a few of the request routers became overloaded and in effect told the rest of the system “stop sending us traffic, we’re too slow!”. This transferred the load … Continue reading

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