Blog / Roundup: Github incident, computerless month, leveraging TODOs in code, and Redis streams

November 2, 2018

Github Incident Post Mortem - Elena T

https://blog.github.com/2018-10-30-oct21-post-incident-analysis/

Excellent write-up of the great Github blackout of the 21st-22nd of October.

How a month without computers changed me - Elena T

https://dev.to/iskin/how-a-month-without-computers-changed-me-1ho4

I’ve often had the feeling that time spent online expands like a gas, filling my entire life unless I add limitations to it. This article describes a full detox, which I’m not really inclined to undertake because of the logistics it would involve. However, the article does offer some healthy conclusions.

Toodles: Project management directly from the TODO’s in your codebase - Andrew W

https://github.com/aviaviavi/toodles

Leverage TODO comments in your code for simple project management.

Redis launches streams - Elena T

https://brandur.org/redis-streams

Redis 5 has launched and it contains something that’s kinda cool: a new data type called Redis streams. This allows you to playback data streams, which means you can keep track of what data has passed through Redis, similar to a unified log. Neat! The link has a more detailed explanation of how all this works.

Track of the Week - Alya H

Some indiepop to welcome in the weekend. Teleman are taking up a lot of my listening time at the minute, and the synthy goodness of this tune feels just right for a Friday.

Teleman - Family of Aliens