My half of a presentation that James Aylett and I gave at Oxford Geek Nights (early on in 2011).
James Aylett & Andrew Godwin
Oxford Geek Night 20
Because normal holidays just don't have enough work in them.
Picture: Matt Ogle
OCRd, Scanned, Typewritten
It's text. It should be diffable.
Text files. They're webscale.
Everything in one directory.
Text files are "indexed" into Redis
Our site is embarassingly cacheable.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid
Two Redis databases - index into one
while we serve from the other
Varnish and CloudFront to make the
server a lot happier
A little bit of evil
Build sites without user state
That pesky login system just gets in the way.
Only use old content
The further before the UNIX epoch the better.
Coal fires can be quite smoky
Open some windows, or just run away
Hollywood is often wrong
Don't trust their dramatisation of history.
Hold 1 on that next talk, Aquarius.