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Links for 2011-08-15

  • Building with Legos : Netflix tech blog on how they deploy their services. Notably, they avoid the Puppet/Chef approach, citing these reasons: ‘One is that it eliminates a number of dependencies in the production environment: a master control server, package repository and client scripts on the servers, network permissions to talk to all of these. Another is that it guarantees that what we test in the test environment is the EXACT same thing that is deployed in production; there is very little chance of configuration or other creep/bit rot. Finally, it means that there is no way for people to change or install things in the production environment (this may seem like a really harsh restriction, but if you can build a new AMI fast enough it doesn’t really make a difference).’
    (tags: devops cloud aws netflix puppet chef deployment)

  • Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king : ‘All of the other bog bodies were found on significant boundaries.¬†The idea is that because the goddess is the land, by inserting bodies and other items relating to their inauguration as king along the boundaries, it gives¬†form to the goddess.’ things were pretty damn gory back then
    (tags: ireland history laois bog-bodies bog human-sacrifice)