Lying with averages

Via We can do better than percentile latencies | theburningmonk.com, this amazing animation: Every one of those has the same mean and standard deviation in both X and Y! Read the linked paper for details, but this is by far the best visual education I’ve ever seen for why you absolutely cannot trust summary statistics.

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The Cruelty Is the Point – The Atlantic

Trump’s only true skill is the con, his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty. It is that cruelty, and the delight it brings them, that binds his most ardent supporters to him, in shared scorn for […]

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Hardware for gigabit

As part of my series of posts on gigabit Internet connections I had a friend ask about hardware, which is currently spread across multiple posts. Here’s what I’m running with a bit of details for each item. I’ll go from the outermost layer inwards. Guidelines and goals All equipment must be low power. No cooling fans. Reliability […]

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Love

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Events versus logs for serverless

Found via Four short links (side note: this feed should be on your must-read list. Consistently superb.), a fascinating Twitter thread from Charity Majors: In distributed systems, the hardest part is often not finding the bug in your code, but tracking down which component is actually the source of the problem so you know what code to […]

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Colors

Desaturated orange Barton band – I love this color.

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