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  • Rethink the Sync (evanjones.ca)
    would be useful Evan Martin has a good discussion and there are also a few question and answers on the OSDI 06 discussion page There are many interesting things in this paper but for me one of the most interesting parts is the description about how many IDE disks lie about synchronous writes They will report to the operating system that the write has completed even though it has only

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  • Bryson, Bill. A Walk in the Woods. New York: Random House, 1997. ISBN: 0385658583 (evanjones.ca)
    Bryson Bill A Walk in the Woods New York Random House 1997 ISBN 0385658583 about archive 2007 February 12 22 40 Fun It made me want to go hiking

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  • Use Atomic Operations for Updating Data (evanjones.ca)
    use atomic updates when updating data stored on disk This technique is easy on Unix operating systems like Mac OS X or Linux Simply write a new copy of the updated file to a temporary file name in the same directory then rename it to replace the old version of the file The worst thing that can happen with this technique is that if the system crashes a temporary file

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  • Kanon, Joseph. The Good German. New York: Picador, 2001. ISBN: 0312421265 (evanjones.ca)
    German New York Picador 2001 ISBN 0312421265 about archive 2007 January 14 14 41 This is an excellent novel It is a thriller that keeps you reading but also makes

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  • Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-Peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications (evanjones.ca)
    peer papers My only criticism is that Chord only provides probabilistic guarantees I don t see how it can be used as a building block for distributed systems that need to provide strong semantics I Stoica R Morris D Karger

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  • Golden, Arthur. Memoirs of a Geisha. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997. ISBN: 0307275167 (evanjones.ca)
    Geisha New York Alfred A Knopf Inc 1997 ISBN 0307275167 about archive 2006 December 24 23 15 A bit predictable and cliché I enjoyed the portrayal of Japan in the

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  • High-Performance Server Architecture (evanjones.ca)
    Server Architecture is a great article about making network servers go fast I highly recommend reading it if you are interested in implementing big distributed systems In fact Jeff Darcy s four horsemen of poor performance are so fundamental that

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  • Roberts, Kevin. Lovemarks. New York: powerHouse Books, 2005. ISBN: 157687270X (evanjones.ca)
    this book is that people love certain brands and that this is very desirable position for a brand to be in This book fails in my opinion to provide concrete advice about how to get to that point It is

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