Archive | October, 2006

Worst policy…ever

14 Oct

I’m sitting on a plane heading to NYC. In front of me there are 16 empty rows. Behind me there is maybe 1 empty seat. United won’t let anyone move up unless they pay a $54 upgrade. No wonder this airline doesn’t make any money – what a dumb move.


Lesson learned

14 Oct

If you have a middle name, use it when booking air travel. It could save you hassle and a trip to the FBI watch list.


5 Oct

It’s raining in San Francisco for what is probably the first time in 6 months although it seems like its been at least a year.  I thought Texas summers were dry….

Interesting stats

5 Oct

As a follow up to Matt’s September wrap up post, I thought it would be fun to post some more technical stats about the current infrastructure:

  • 80 physical processors
  • 139GB of RAM
  • 91 hard drives with a combined total of over 15 terabytes of storage space
  • 2000 database queries per second spread over 40 MySQL instances
  • Over 8 million objects stored in memcached serving over 8000 requests per second

The best part is that this is just the beginning! There are many more exciting things to come. Next up — expansion to 2 additional datacenters in the US.

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