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Makerbot’s Saddest Hour | TechCrunch
I’ve been speaking to a few people [at Makerbot] who prefer to remain anonymous and most of my contacts there are gone (the head of PR was apparently fired) and don’t want to talk. But the new from inside is troubling. The mass-layoffs are blamed on low revenue and one former employee wrote “Company was failing. Couldn’t pay vendors, had to downsize.” Do I think Makerbot will sink? At this point I don’t know.
makerbot  3d-printing  startups  downsizing  layoffs  ouch 
april 2015 by jm
Hacker News | Ooops.
brilliant thread of epic "OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE" stories
fail  ouch  oops  via:hn  via:waxy  computers  software  rm-rf 
june 2011 by jm
GitHub outage post-mortem
continuous-integration system was accidentally run against the production db. result: the entire production database got wiped. ouuuuch
ouch  github  outages  post-mortem  databases  testing  c-i  production  firewalls  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Foursquare MongoDB outage post mortem
MongoDB was set up to write to RAM if possible, omitting immediate writes to disk -- but then the db size exceeded RAM size, the disk was hit, imposing a massive slowdown and creating a huge backlog immediately, bringing the site down (via Nelson)
via:nelson  mongodb  sharding  nosql  ouch  outage  foursquare  sysadmin  ops  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
NAMAland
'At NAMAland we like to look on the bright side. OK, the downside of NAMA is that it's costing you €54 billion -- the upside is that you now own some of the best (and worst) properties in Dublin. So grab your phone, put on your tophat and enjoy your new role as a property tycoon with our augmented reality tour of NAMAland. Remember, we-are-where-we-are, there's no point playing the blame game, we were all living beyond our means and it was like that when we got here...' Excellent! a Layar Augmented Reality layer for Layar which lets you see properties in Dublin owned by NAMA, the National Asset Management Agency
nama  funny  ouch  augmented-reality  layar  dublin  ireland  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
law firm's mocking of 4chan could cost it £500k
'Off-the-cuff bravado aimed at [4chan] has led to what must already rank as one of the worst ever data leaks, by the anti-filesharing solicitors ACS:Law' [...] 'the law firm is faced with the threat of a fine by the [UK] Information Commissioner, who is keen to use new powers that raise the maximum penalty to £500,000.'
ouch  4chan  acs-law  filesharing  data-leaks  privacy  data-protection  fines  uk  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
ClamAV and The Case of The Missing Mail - Return Path Blog
version 0.94.x got end-of-lifed a year after the release of .95, to fix a bug that would increase bandwidth consumption on their mirrors. To mandate upgrades, the devs sent a kill-switch trigger to .94 installations in the field. chaos ensues, unsurprisingly
clamav  filtering  mail  ouch  upgrades  end-of-life  support  open-source  sourcefire  return-path  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
Mindblowing Python GIL
'presentation about how the Python GIL actually works and why it's even worse than most people even imagine.' A good chunk btw could be rephrased as 'pthreads is worse than most people even imagine'. pretty awful data, though
python  gil  locking  synchronization  ouch  performance  tuning  coding  interpreters  threads  pthreads  from delicious
february 2010 by jm

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