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Software Architect for ClassicCars.com

Working with a legacy codebase that is using ASP.Net (C#, WCF, MVC, WebForms) and MS-SQL and an existing API under node.js, with rabbitmq and mongodb.

Currently playing with the following technologies for the backend/infrastructure:

  • docker.io
  • etcd
  • nginx
  • node/express
  • PostgreSQL
  • RethinkDB

On the front end:

  • React
  • Fluxxor
  • Bootstrap

I absolutely love JavaScript as a language, and platforms that leverage it. MongoDB, RethinkDB, NodeJS/Express, Synchronet BBS, jQuery, Backbone, Knockout, React, etc.

I've also been following golang with great interest.

comment Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?
We're using 4 striped disks for each of the nodes in our mongodb replica set, and migrating our ms-sql instance to do the same.
comment USABLE multi-master replication for Postgres?
I would think that using a system similar to etcd for config and communications would be possible, perhaps running any update statement within two phase commit... a hard part would be keeping a node out until it is caught up and matches other nodes... I'd really love a near automagic solution for this
comment What does my ISP mean when they say they will provide “4 static IPs out of which 2 are usable”?
Worth noting the "technically usable" address is likely the internal address on the modem/router for purposes of routing traffic... if you have a "smart" router, you could serve on the host router. Probably a bad idea though. My ISP sends traffic via a routed CIDR block, so I could host stuff via my router... currently only do some SSH tunneling via my router.
comment Is it safe to use consumer MLC SSDs in a server?
Just want to +1 with @ZanLynx .. I usually only partition about 80% of the drive when I'm using SSD + Raid.
comment Should I RAID my SSDs?
You will get some performance hit, even RAID1 will run slower with SSDs, as the drives are generally faster than the controllers. Just the same, faster than HDD (even 15K drives), and will usually be offset by redundancy. I've read a few places where hardware failures with SSDs are about the same as HDD rates in the last couple years. So best to be safe.
comment Should I RAID my SSDs?
@pcampbell, I've had RAID controllers fail, and even the same chipset not recognize the array, after replacing the controller. Software raid is the best solution to this, and on modern systems with many CPU cores, it isn't much overhead. I'd still suggest a SATA/SAS controller for increased I/O throughput, but use software RAID. Unless you are specifically using an environment that needs hardware raid, such as ESXi/VMWare.
comment VMware Server 2.0.2 and Firefox 3.6 RC1
just disabling the TLSv1 did it for me. :)