The Hot Path

A few years ago I had a problem. An API, consuming a dozen microservices, needed to scale and not just by an order of magnitude or two. It needed to handle a load far greater than it was originally intended for. How to do it? Continue reading »

2016 Links

We’re half way through the first month of 2016. Just 343 days until Christmas. Now that’s sunk in, here’s a dump of all the links I meant to post over Christmas but was too busy eating chocolate/not driving off the road in Iceland to post. Continue reading »

Berliner Links

This is getting to be a thing, missing alternate weeks. Last weekend was the latest 383 Weekender, this time taking over Berlin. We saw the sights. Drank and ate. And hopefully didn’t lose a client because of room service. Enjoy the links. Continue reading »

Just Words

I’ve been blogging here for ten years now. This is my home online. All the posts and stories and guides I’ve written, all of them end up on HybridLogic. I’m nearing 300,000 words spread across dozens of pages. I’ve read longer books (heck, I’ve read longer fanfics), but these are my words. Continue reading »

The Well

This is the hardest post I’ve written. I want to begin by saying I don’t consider myself as having depression. I’ve never been clinically diagnosed and compared to those I’ve seen struggle first-hand, I have got off very light indeed. Seriously, I’m lucky with where I’ve managed to get to in life; brilliant family, fun job and friends I know I can count on. Like all people I go through good times and bad.

I wrote this post for myself after struggling recently, to remind me that when I next feel this way it will pass eventually. Continue reading »

Mountain Links

This time last week, I was part way up the tallest mountain in South Wales, trudging through snow and wind to reach the top and immediately turn back around it was that cold. Hence this weeks instalment contains a fortnights worth of links. Continue reading »

Twitter Nine

Yesterday was my 9th birthday on Twitter. Nine years. It’s like a journal, a micro-diary of every day and every interaction, all there for the browsing. Here’s a snippet of what I’ve done on 17th November for 10 years (including yesterday). Continue reading »

Go Links

I’ve spent near the entire day lying in bed, tapping away on a keyboard getting a little app working. This is what happens when you can stream all the content in the world to your screen. Anyway, a big bunch of links this week, so enjoy. Continue reading »