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Google's Engineers Are Well Paid, Not Just Well Fed

slashpot Re:$128,000? (342 comments)

Agreed - add another 100k to that just to get anybody worth a shit in the Atlanta market.... where the cost of living is dirt cheap compared to living in Mountain View.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Approach To Reenergize an Old Programmer?

slashpot Learn Scala now, huge demand coming. (360 comments)

If you got some Java - try your hand at Scala. Huge market demand is building over the new few years expect it to explode. We still have a few slots left open at TST:

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Push To Production?

slashpot Twice a Week - Transparently via Replicated sites (182 comments)

We release on average twice a week at a new startup funded by AAA - heavy DevOps shop with fast developing online travel product suite (

Infrastructure runs on a mix of local private cloud and public cloud. MySQL replication between the two geographically different locations. Only 1 site takes traffic at a time. Replication is stopped before a push, new code deployed to cold site, automated QA testing verifies code site updates are working correctly, traffic gets flipped across datacenters via DNS Failover (see for example), backup site goes hot, release is pushed to other site, verified, traffic shifted back to primary site again via DNS Failover, and lastly replication is resumed. Replication is stopped only if there are schemas changes that prevent the new release from going live with replication running (rare now we have the Devs up to speed on the failover architecture). Pushes are done via automated scripts - Java/Scala/Play apps. Total release time 1 hour - smooth as butter - transparent to site visitors and AAA club clients pulling webservices to their automated backend systems (we make sure their backend systems obey's DNS TTLs like end user browsers so that the release failovers are transparent).

Within a year the whole thing will automated for multiple releases per day if needed.

about 2 years ago

UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

slashpot Re:My wife arrested for a Felony over Facebook pos (606 comments)

Btw - this was in Georgia, the United States - so take that whole Freedom of Speech shit we supposedly have here with a grain of salt.

about 2 years ago

UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

slashpot My wife arrested for a Felony over Facebook post (606 comments)

There is a child molester serving 60+ years for aggrevated child molestation against my oldest step daughter. That child molestors mother - the grandmother that raise the evil bastard - is out for revenge for her son being convicted.

She stalked my wife through 3rd parties on facebook. One day someone is irriated with their firefighter job and post a stupid 1 liner the read: "Ever feel like blowing something up?" in a Facebook post.

My wife - after years of harrasment by the evil child molestor's grandmother - posts back "lol 43 joe chambers rd lol". The evil grandmother prints it out - takes it to the local courthouse - and shows a judge getting him to sign off on issuing a terroristic threat warrant against my wife over that remark. The firefighter joking about blowing up was not arrested - but wife was. In front of her children - sheriff's show up one night and arrest her and haul her off to jail charged with a Felony terroristic threat. The county issuing the warrant was half a state away - so she was held in the local prison awaiting transfer - no bond could be issued on the terroristic threat warrant - so she was held indefinitely waiting on a transfer to take place at some future date to get her to the county issuing the warrant before she could see a judge to have bail set.

Fuck Facebook. Fuck our Justice System. Fuck that ignorant judge that signed the warrant (now unemployed - he got arrested for DUI and lost his seat).

True story - never made the news - no one gives a shit.

about 2 years ago

Thanks For Reading: 15 Years of News For Nerds

slashpot yay - now fix my karma (229 comments)

Yay - and I've been reading for all them - just check my low id number.

Now - when who do I have to payoff to fix my karm which as been stuck at Terrible with -1 posts for the last 10 of those 15 years despite having done nothing except read like a regular user should - way to treat us old timers.

about 2 years ago

Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

slashpot If you had it to do over again - exclude Steve? (612 comments)

Given that Apple has turned into the most Evil Patent Foce on the planet - if you had it to do over again and the result would be the same wealth for you personally - would you choose with this hypothetic foresight to have created a company with a legacy more in line with your own hacker values (hence necessitating the exclusion of Steve - or do you still value that friendship enough to not regret said evil legacy)?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

slashpot Re:Slackware on floppies (867 comments)

Same here for servers since 97.
+ -> Ubuntu for laptops/desktops in the last 6 years

about 2 years ago

Study Shows Marijuana Use In Teens Correlates To Decreasing IQ

slashpot nu uh (626 comments)

I'm still smart and I'm like almost 40 I think

about 2 years ago

Feds Now Plans To Close 1,200 Data Centers

slashpot How do I get one of those contracts? (148 comments)

No seriously - how would one go about getting one of those government contracts?

more than 2 years ago

China Telecom Mulls Entry Into US Telecoms Market

slashpot required pants joke (161 comments)

China Telecom Mulls Entry Into .... my pants!

more than 2 years ago

German Researchers Crack Mifare RFID Encryption

slashpot I have the crack! (44 comments)

I have the German Researcher's crack ---- in my pants!

more than 2 years ago

Will Google TV Owe Royalties For Universal Search?

slashpot Re:prior art (91 comments)

I have prior art - in my pants!

more than 2 years ago

Vision Problems For Some Returning Astronauts

slashpot blurry vision (203 comments)

I have blurry vision - in my pants!

more than 2 years ago

US Launches Criminal Probe in eBay-Craigslist Trade Secrets Case

slashpot US Launches in my pants (59 comments)

I have a Criminal Probe ..... in my pants!

about 3 years ago



OMG the sky is falling - Google now "flashy"

slashpot slashpot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

slashpot writes "Since the dawn of the modern internet, the front page of google has been basically the same (minus graphic changes). That all changed today — June 29th 2011 — a day that will go down in infamy."
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top siezed by ICE?

slashpot slashpot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

slashpot (11017) writes " is a popular linux/xen based hosting service (where I host 1/2 of my cloud based DNS services). The domain quit resolving for me — a whois is showing "Status: clientHold" which seems to be the tell tell sign of an ICE seizure. No word back form linode yet after submitting a ticket through the support interface (which I had to hard code IPs into /etc/hosts to reach). Even though my services are not tied to the Linode DNS servers — a lot of their clients do use the linode DNS servers... so a lot of sites are going down soon over whatever has caused the domain Status: clientHold."


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