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

July 2, 2018. Filed under stories 7digg 6

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.

The Day I Broke Production

February 14, 2010. Filed under erlang 20stories 7

A reflection on a day when I accidentally broke a production environment by trying to fix a failed deployment. Definitely one of my learning experiences from the past year.