This morning I was walking down Divisadero. “I’ve battled crashing servers in that Starbucks,” I thought to myself.
There are lots of places where I’ve frantically tapped my keyboard, cursing myself, wondering why I’m such a bad developer:
Our servers at Bottle have bricked at some very inconvenient times.
When I boarded my Southern China flight to Guangzhou last September, it was going to be the longest time (13 hours) that I’d ever been unable to check on the servers. It was terrifying. I upgraded the hardware we were using. I noted how lucky we were that it was late on a Friday.
Right when we landed in China - data charges be damned - I checked my email.
8 years ago I wrote a blog post on Jirnil, (a little Medium-esque app I’d built while interning for the FCC) titled: “Google Search Is Dead”.