Category Archives: Projects

Google Protocol Buffers, where have you been all my life?

By | October 29, 2013

So two weeks ago I discovered Google’s Protocol Buffers, and I have to ask, where have you been all my life? The project I was working on requires speed and scalability, both vertically and horizontally.  The component I was working on is a C++ daemon that listens for HTTP requests and returns an XML document.  It needs to… Read More »

Migrating from GFS to GlusterFS

By | July 12, 2011

This week I started the process of migrating from GFS to GlusterFS.  The hardware running my GFS cluster is older and I decided it was better to replace it than continue maintaining it. Background Information Back in 2003 I needed to find a storage solution that was fast, reliable, and fault-tolerant.  It also needed to be accessed by… Read More »

Open Source and other nuggets

By | September 15, 2010

The silence for the last few months has been because my life got crazy.  I’ve been spending a lot of time working and what hasn’t been working has been spent in preparation for our new baby.  Yes, thats right, baby.  In 2006 we were told by a fertility doctor that we would likely never have kids.  We didn’t… Read More »