Home from Techorama in Belgium and back in the saddle for a short week before I head to Austin on Monday morning. I do enjoy visiting Europe, and Belgium in particular. Life just seems to move at a slower pace there.
As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!
Last year I wrote about a similar outage with Delta, so here's some equal time for a similar failure with BA. Who knew that managing IT infrastructure could be so hard?
I'm kinda shocked they don't already have this in place. But more shocking is the chart that shows internal traffic growth, mostly a result of Facebook having to replicate more pictures and videos of cats.
Interesting thought exercise from Bruce Schneier about this group and what might be coming next.
Every systems admin needs a similar checklist to this one.
A nice and quick reminder about the hidden costs of junk science. Or, the hidden costs of good science.
So the next time someone tells you they need 99.9% uptime for a system, you can explain to them what that really means.
This is a bit long, set aside some time. But you'll learn all about the problems (and solutions) for distributed computing.
One thing I love about Belgium is how they make shopping for the essentials easy: