melbalabs journal

practical mysticism

31 Jul 2020

data cleanup misadventures

There's always a big initial push to bring a system up and have it create and accumulate data, but usually the decisio...
27 Jul 2020

common branching errors

I often see people forgetting to handle all possible branching scenarios properly. It comes up in all kinds of shapes ...
25 Jul 2020

debugging distributed systems 2

Here's how a relatively small distributed system we'll discuss looks like in 2 different views. ![airflow img](/a...
25 Jul 2020

debugging distributed systems

I'm in a team that maintains and develops multiple (think 20) relatively small, but heavily used distributed systems an...
24 Jul 2020


Why write a journal? I'll share ideas, knowledge, impressions, experience. This is content that is easy to review for ...