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2017.02.28

The Psychology of the AWS Outage

Unless you've been living on another planet, you're certainly aware that over the past couple of hours Amazon's AWS S3 service has experienced a serious outage, which has affected thousands of sites and services around the world. For reasons I will elaborate in this post, the coverage of this outage has been blown completely out of proportion. So, what's the difference between the perceived risk associated with the AWS outage and the actual risk of this outage?

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2017.02.16

The Road to Debugging Success

A colleague recently asked me how to debug a Linux embedded system that crashed in the Unix shell (and only there), when its memory got filled through the buffer cache. He added that when he emptied the buffer cache the crash no longer occurred.

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