Archive for December, 2010

DNS And CDN Performance Implications

I’ve seen various people complain about performance problems when using services like Google’s DNS or OpenDNS. The reason why people generally see these problems is because many large websites live behind Content Distribution Networks (known as a CDN) to serve at least part of their content, or even their entire site. You’re getting a sub-optimal […]

A Festivus Pilgrimage

For those who don’t know, the Festivus holiday is from an episode of Seinfeld titled “The Strike”. The other plot of the episode is Kramer ending a 12 year strike at H&H Bagels where he used to work. H&H Bagels is a NYC institution that actually exists on the upper west side. What better way […]

Common Application Bugs

There’s a curious article in the NY Times about the Common Application‘s technical glitches. The Common Application is a uniform way of filling out one application to apply to many colleges, as opposed to filling out an application for each individual college. As a web developer, this struck me as particularly odd: As it turns […]

Remember: Winning Isn’t Normal

Winning Isn’t Normal is a great blog post by Jason Shen about just how much goes into being good at something. Particularly great is this quote: Remember one thing… winning isn’t normal. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. It is highly unusual … So it requires unusual […]

Waka Flocka Flame No Hands – Acoustic Cover

I’m going to start by saying NSFW. You will want headphones if listening to this video at work or in the presence of easily offended. It’s extremely well done. It’s based on this song, which is obviously also NSFW. If it’s not already obvious, I have a love for musical parodies and oddly creative covers. […]

My Lack Of New Blog Posts

This blog has been quiet for a longer period than normal while I’m working on some interesting projects of various scopes. More to be revealed eventually. I don’t anticipate this silence lasting too much longer.