How Trump’s troll army is cashing in on his campaign
Of the dozens of Trump pages seemingly run by click-farms, just one responded to our request for an interview, though the anonymous operators of the Trumpians fan page declined to provide the name of their company, citing the “volatility of Trump haters.” Trump’s Facebook page is the only one of over 100 the company runs that’s dedicated to an individual politician. “The other [candidates] don’t have any value from a merchandise perspective ,” the operator said by Facebook Messenger.
(tags: click-farms spam donald-trump politics us-politics facebook trolls)
_DataEngConf: Parquet at Datadog_
“How we use Parquet for tons of metrics data”. good preso from Datadog on their S3/Parquet setup
(tags: datadog parquet storage s3 databases hadoop map-reduce big-data)
Should create a separate Hystrix Thread pool for each remote call?
Excellent advice on capacity planning and queueing theory, in the context of Hystrix. Should I use a single thread pool for all dependency callouts, or independent thread pools for each one?
(tags: threadpools pooling hystrix capacity queue-theory queueing queues failure resilience soa microservices)
‘The database of Irish nonprofits’. Excellent stuff!
(tags: non-profits ireland charities charity transparency)
Far more drivers break red lights in Dublin than cyclists
‘of all the red light violations [filmed by red light cameras at Blackhall Place and Con Colbert Road by the RPA in 2011,] approximately 15% were committed by cyclists, with almost 85% committed by motor vehicles.’
(tags: law cycling red-lights driving dublin red-light-cameras)
Before the World Forgets Antarctica’s First Great Author: The Fascinating Life and Death of Nick Johnson
RIP. “Big Dead Place” is a fantastic document of “M*A*S*H on ice”, as the London Times called it, and one of my favourite books. See also http://feralhouse.com/nick-johnson-rip/ for another eulogy from his publishers
(tags: big-dead-place nick-johnson rip eulogies books reading history antarctica exploration raytheon bureaucracy)