Updating ulimit on a running Linux process

Today in $day_job I came across an interesting problem. We had a redis process which, after some heavy load testing, locked up and spiked the »

Programmer's block?

Have you ever had that feeling? You have all the motivation, all the ideas and all the enthusiasm in the world. You're finally ready to start »

Slowing down

For most of my career thus far, I have been working hard to be faster. To be one step ahead. Work hard, work fast. Productivity was »

Not good enough for open source

I read a great article the other day from Andy Lester. In it, he talked about different ways to contribute to open source projects, without the »

An Introduction to Node.js

What is Node.js? Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven »