A Foolish Consistency: Consul at Fly.io
A good blog post about strong consistency in config data, and how it’s often not all that useful, and can pose a risk:
We mostly like Consul and would use it again in new designs. It’s easy to stand up. It’s incredibly useful to deploy infrastructure configurations. […] But we probably wouldn’t use Consul as the backing store for a global app platform again, in part because a global app platform might not even want a single globally consistent backing store. Our trajectory is away from it.
(tags: consul distcomp distributed raft configuration consistency)
‘Bot holiday’: Covid disinformation down as social media pivot to Ukraine
In case there was any doubt how much of Western COVID disinformation was being driven by Russian bot campaigns, this was a pretty big tell
(tags: internet bots russia propaganda misinformation disinformation covid-19 ukraine-invasion)