Irrational Exuberance!

Digg v4 on Internet History Podcast.

August 6, 2018 Had the chance to speak on the Internet History Podcast about Digg v4, following up on the related blog post I wrote a bit earlier in the year.

Digg's v4 launch: an optimism born of necessity.

July 2, 2018 Digg was having a rough year. Our CEO left the day before I joined. Senior engineers ghosted out the door, dampening productivity and pulling their remaining friends. We had only one remaining shot at revival, launching our two-years in the making rewrite: Digg v4. It did not go as planned.

Why Pagination Was Hard at Digg

August 25, 2012 Can Duruk wrote up some tips from his experience at Digg, and one of them was about pagination. Let's talk about that.

Digg v4's Architecture and Development Processes

August 19, 2012 Digg's fourth version isn't running anymore, but was an interesting system to work on. This article describes the system architecture, as well as the context behind those choices, and will hopefully be an interesting read for those scaling engineering teams and systems.

Using Flot.js with the Digg Streaming API

April 6, 2011 Last year Digg released a Streaming API which exposes real-time activity on its site. It's available via JSONP, so this tutorial takes a quick look at dynamically populating a Flot.js graph using the API's data.