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Friday, July 20, 2007


Joe Armstrong in a DDJ interview...

Some pretty fast-moving startups in the financial world have latched onto Erlang; for example, the Swedish www.kreditor.se. Erlang gives them a great commercial advantage over their competitors.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scalable, fault-tolerant, upgradable: Pick three

Joe Armstrong on scalable, fault-tolerant, and upgradable...

A system that is fault-tolerant can easily be made scalable and easily made so that we can do in-service upgrade.



Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Best Places

Money Magazine has Sherwood, Oregon, in its Top 20 Best Places to Live. Sherwood is a bedroom community about ten miles outside Portland.

Sherwood seems kind of the typical suburb to me. What makes Sherwood nicer than most is being in Oregon and being near Portland. Why not just put Portland on the list? Or if suburbs are their ideal, make Sherwood's #18 slot a list of Portland suburbs.

Oh, Money has the numbers that show how they put Sherwood on their list.

Speaking of numbers, I heard a good one recently, it goes something like this: the average person in Sherwood, Oregon, has one testicle.

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