Author Archives: Theo Schlossnagle

Percentages Aren’t People

This is a story about an engineering group celebrating success when it shouldn’t be… and their organization buying into it. […]

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Understanding API Latencies

Today’s Internet is powered by APIs. Tomorrow’s will be even more so. Without a pretty UI or a captivating experience, […]

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Pully McPushface

The Argument for Connectivity Agnosticism Turning the corner It’s about push vs. pull… but it shouldn’t be. There has been […]

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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through […]

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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with John Allspaw

John Allspaw is CTO at Etsy. John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and […]

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Hallway Track: The Future of Monitoring

I’ve been in this “Internet industry” since around 1997. That doesn’t make me the first on the stage, but I’ve […]

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The Problem with Math: Why Your Monitoring Solution is Wrong

Math is perfect – the most perfect thing in the world. The problem with math is that it is perpetrated […]

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Underneath Clean Data: Avoiding Rot

When many people talk about clean data, they are referring to data that was collected in a controlled and rigorous […]

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Alerting on disk space the right way.

Most people that alert on disk space use an arbitrary threshold, such as “notify me when my disk is 85% […]

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Exploring Keynote XML Data Pulse

I’ll be the first to admit that the Circonus service can be somewhat intimidating. Sometimes it is hard to puzzle […]

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