We're introducing a new way to discover what your friends are doing on Kinja. Beginning Tuesday, April 7, every user on Kinja will have a profile page.
we discovered that while newrelic wasn't noticing the regression, overall page renders according to SOASTA regressed from around 3.7 seconds to well into the mid 4's before things broke.
In order to know how much money to throw at hardware for kinja we occasionally benchmark it to see how much headroom we have left. Only instead of coming up with an artificial benchmark that tries to accurately represent our millions of daily users, we do the inverse and *remove* servers from live traffic to see…
Sam, I've been trying to understand the opinion piece you wrote entitled Brands Are Not Your Friends. And I'm trying to understand you. For people new to this topic, here's Biddle's nutgraph.
Love this ancient exchange!
The example you gave of "lack of clarity on how or why a comment might appear or remain in 'the grey'" partly seems like a consequence of working reactively. In that particular case, the reactive work was for a good reason: handling an urgent moderation issue that hadn't been adequately anticipated by the existing…
That's a great article, thanks for sharing. I feel compelled to respond because Gale ID's data as the main tool to fight the otherwise inexorable march towards complexity.
So everyone's gonna argue about Beck for a few days, which is a mixed blessing for everyone, Beck included. And, look. He should not have won the Grammy for Album of the Year. I can think of at least nine reasons why. This is all mildly embarrassing, and yet inevitable, as we're talking about the Grammys, and the…
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Finally, a chance to sit down and talk about some Graphite! And not the awesome structure pictured above even though it does look like a sweet thing to talk about.
The era of the badass frontwomen who gives no fucks is upon us. Here’s a mixtape in honor of the women who go against the tide, break from the confides of societal bullshit, and produce some great fucking music.
One of my jobs here at Gawker is understanding and communicating how users are interacting with our site. A stat I get asked about a lot is time-on-site or engaged-time-on-site: though the ability to approximate time-on-site has been around for years, Upworthy and Chartbeat deserve a lot credit for re-imagining the…
On October 22, we changed the format of one of our platform-wide cookies. The conversion process is pretty simple: we check for the old cookie, use it to create the new one, and delete the old. This happens exactly once for every user on their first visit since Oct. 22 to any Kinja site. The graph below shows the…
I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic as this extraordinary short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan. Watch it and get ready for goosebumps.
Recently we had a few days for doing freestyle development and research at work. As a big-data enthusiast I instantly chose a task that was about investigating an arbitrary graph database solution and trying to model some subset of our data with it.