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Working with EBS volumes is great, but you often need to add space without losing data and with minimal downtime. This is a quick how-to guide that explains how you can do it yourself.

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Remote work has never been more in-the-news, wherever I go on the internet, I see people talking about doing Remote work and how beneficial it is for people. 37Signals recently wrote a book about it, while I generally dislike their style, I think they hit a nerve here. History When...

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I started using MongoDB at Gogobot a little while ago. While using it, I encountered some problems, but for the most part, things went pretty smooth. Today, I encountered a bug that surprised me. While it certainly should not have, I think it can surprise you as well, so I...

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For the past few months I have been super busy building the social graph behind Gogobot. In this presentation I gave in Israel I go through a fraction of the Gogobot platform and how I implemented a social feature Feel free to comment & discuss. Enjoy!

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A few weeks back, we started slowly upgrading all of our queues at Gogobot to work with Sidekiq. Posts on how awesome the experience was and how much better Sidekiq is from Resque coming soon, though with all the good came some bad. Summary of the solution With Sidekiq, we...

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My slides from the talk I gave at RailsConf Israel 2012. Enjoy!

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A while back I answered this StackOverflow question. When you have a lot of specs, it makes sense to run them in separate logical groups and not just with rspec spec or something like that. This way, you can save time and you can also run them in separate processes...

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How Gogobot does Devops? Process of development and the move into production. Lessons learned from the last 18 months in production and 30X in scale.    Slides available here            

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Whenever I am logged in to a server or even when I am working on my own machine, I keep searching through the command history through up and down arrows. While this can be efficient if you have 2-3 commands, it can be quite frustrating to find specific commands. That...

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As probably any geek out there, I upgraded my OS to Apple Mountain Lion. The upgrade created a lot of problems for me, I basically had to reinstall almost everything, from MySql to homebrew. I am not sure if everyone experienced the same thing, but that was the case for...