Considering Tumblr

I've grown tired of self hosting this site. I think it affects how much I blog or write online because I wrote this site myself, it's a bit heavy weight compared to more recent tools, and I just don't have the time or motivation to work on the site anymore. I just want to blog, link to interesting stuff, post pictures, etc.

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Knocking the Dust Off This Thing

Wow, has it really been that long since I posted anything to my own site? I guess I need to knock the dust off this thing and get going again. Despite this site going dark around October last year, I've been quite busy and have a lot going on. Let me see if I can catch you all up.

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Check Out The Raid Documentary

This weekend I watched The Raid. It's a documentary about a raid group in World of Warcraft. Now for some, this alone is enough to draw you in. I can see some of you, though, need more convincing.

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Looking back at last week's Velocity Conference

I spent last week at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference. This was my first year to attend Velocity, and I was there as part of a group of us from Canonical's Core Dev Ops group. The conference is about all things web performance and web operations and since the Core Dev Ops group at Canonical deals in these areas, it made sense for some of us to attend. Also, we on the Launchpad team have been doing a lot of work to bring Launchpad development forward in terms of performance and operations -- making Launchpad faster, continuous deployment, etc. -- so I was curious about how the work we're doing fits into the larger performance/ops culture.

Rather than go talk by talk through the highlights of the conference, I'll mention the things that consistently struck me as I sat through all the plenaries and sessions, as I got to know other attendees over lunch and after hours.

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Doing My Maintenance Rotation Lately

I just finished a call with Curtis to figure out how to fix these pesky ShortListTooBig errors that crop up from time to time (like bug 680131). When I finished the call, I had that "a ha!" moment where I thought, "yes! this is why I like the new squad system in Launchpad!"

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