The over-negotiator

June 30th, 2009

It’s a species that likes to talk more than it likes doing things. He’s always afraid of not getting cheated by people. The reason is that he is probably cheated all the time. And the reason for being cheated all the time is probably because he makes all the wrong choices about people. The negotiations […]

To shard or not to shard

June 24th, 2009

That was the question. At least for one project I have worked on. Contrary to Hamlet I have found an answer to this question but I have also learned that finding the answer does not (always) help. For those of you who just want to know who the killer is the answer was yes – […]

ma.gnolia – a case study

June 19th, 2009

I have found out just recently about ma.gnolia. I expected to find some social bookmarking site but instead I was presented with a mysterious announcement and a couple of links to some blogs that would explain something about how the entire site quickly disappeared at some point in time. I was curious to find out […]

The Startups…

June 12th, 2009

… can’t live with them but you surely can’t live without them. They are the driving motor of the internet economy (or one might argue that they drive the entire economy). They also spark the innovation: if you take the most famous websites that come first in your mind you will see that most of […]

Why Oh Why…

June 10th, 2009

… have I decided to start this blog? Simply because I have been passionate about computers for the last 20 years or so, I have written programs in over a dozen programming languages, I have worked extensively with several OSes but most importantly because during the past few years I have worked on scalability issues […]