10 minutes

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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A very well-known writing exercise is to put a timer on for 10 minutes and just start writing whatever comes to mind. No editing. No erasing. This can produce some  very interesting work, not always perfect (or even good), but always an educational experience of some sort (for yourself, if not for the readers). In the last month I found the same technique can be used to improve your product code-base Continue reading “10 minutes”

10 minutes

tldr.js |tldr that man page

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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Source: tldr.js | a tldr-pages web client

I spent my last two years in HUJI and my first 18 months at my first gig mostly reading man pages. Never again.

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How to improve scale using simple keyboard shortcuts

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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Despite the somewhat click-bate-ish title, the use of fairly simple tools (yes, as simple as keyboard shortcuts) may just be the steppingstone when it comes to kicking of performance improvements of your system, starting from the code base.

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How to improve scale using simple keyboard shortcuts

The Curious Incident of the API Call in the Night-Time

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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A client of ours has it bad. their service is hemorrhaging FLOPS for every API call – the reason: they need to figure out if exact time at the client’s reported location in order to determine desired behavior – this information is supplied by an external, remote service.

So here we have a clear case of “how” – we know who is to blame, we know what why, now all we need to do is figure out the best solution.

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The Curious Incident of the API Call in the Night-Time