Category Archives: yahoo

Handling Database Failover at Craigslist

There has been some interesting discussion on-line recently about how to handle database (meaning MySQL, but really it applies to other systems too) failover. The discussion that I’ve followed so far, in order, is: GitHub’s report on their automated failover … Continue reading

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Yahoo: Break-up vs. Union

With all the talk of Yahoo and AOL merging in some fashion now that Carol has been fired as CEO of Yahoo, it’s a little hard to imagine that being very successful. While I think she did some things right … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Yahoo’s Stagnation

Today I read an article in the New York Times titled Even Under New Captain, Yahoo Seems Adrift. And while it’s been a few years since I worked there, I feel like I’ve seen this scenario before. But before I … Continue reading

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