Author: George Burgyan

Labels

I think labels are words one attaches to one’s self as a shorthand way of letting people know something about them. Words have meanings in my opinion. And here’s the thing: I don’t think labels actually really...

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µService

One of those things that I’ve taken for granted in my time at Amazon is the concept of microservices and the rough assembly of a group of them to form a system. It’s super easy to try to apply a sense of a monolithic...

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Isolation

I love where I live now. I simply don’t want to even consider living in Seattle now. It’s so much nicer. I can see my neighbor’s house, but it’d take me a minute to walk there. I have space, both indoors...

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Metrics and dashboards

We’re working on a service… and as I wrote on the prologue to the specs for the dashboard: Launching a product or a system that you cannot monitor is a nonstarter. Adding monitoring to an existing system is far...

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Manly

Over the past week or so I got a chainsaw and started to do a big cleanup of my yard. Next to the culvert over my creek (pronounced “crick” for the uninformed) was the remnants of a big tree. Perhaps the bottom 6-7...

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Who benefits?

As I’m writing this there has been fewer than 100 deaths caused by the much talked about coronavirus. Most of those have been in one nursing home in a suburb of Seattle. This is far fewer than the H1N1 swine flu had at...

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