5 tips on future proofing your Medium posts

So, you’ve decided you want to blog or write on Medium – where all the cool kids hang out. Great. Remember there are other similar platforms to write and blog and at some point Medium (like everything else on the Internet) might lose its appeal or even, god forbid, shutdown.When that happens, what will happen to your posts? How can you and the rest of the internet reach it? There were numerous occasions in the past (the most recent one was Posterous) where the platform simply died and all the links pointing to it and all of their SEO goodness went to shaite. [Read More]

Disco Tip – Crunching web server logs

At my day job we use Disco, a Python + Erlang based Map-Reduce framework, to crunch our web servers and application logs to generate useful data. Each web server log file per day is a couple of GB of data which can amount to a lot of log data that needs to be processed on a daily. Since the files are big it was easier for us to perform all the necessary filtering of find the rows of interest in the “map” function. [Read More]