Netflix and API's

I joined the Netflix bandwagon late, but I've still been a subscriber for almost 5 years now. I love watching movies through the streaming system, and it's ubiquitous.

Keeping music in sync across machines

At home, I've recently been using a Mac. At work, I use a Linux box.

Storage Replication for High Availability

My job entails running ~10 relatively busy sites. These sites are no Facebook, or Google; hell, these sites don't even crack the Alexa 100k.

A botnet test, or aberrant traffic?

This morning, we received an email stating that our estimated bandwidth usage over the past 10 minutes was 35Mbit per second. This would be an ok thing if our average usage wasn't closer to 9Mbit per second.

MySQL and support for Daylight Saving

I've already written once about Daylight Saving and how much I hate it. It came back to bite me anyway.

The App Store, 25 billion downloads, and some perspective

In a few days, The Apple App Store will hit 25,000,000,000 downloads. They're making a grand promotion out of it, even giving the "winner" a $10,000 App Store gift card.

PV, one of the most useful applications around

pv, or pipe viewer, has quickly become one of the most useful applications for me. Many times, I've started a long-running task, only to wonder after starting it, how much longer it was going to take.