Category Archives: Geeky Musings

A thought bubble about service-level agreements.

It is very common in IT to see “Service Level Agreements” specifying a certain amount of uptime. This is usually considered in “nines”: when someone talks about five nines, they’re referring to 99.999% uptime.
Very few services actually attain it, or even come close. All it takes is one bad day and the “downtime budget” for […] Continue reading

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And now for something completely geeky

Now that my exams are over, I’ve gotten back to working towards launching my little startup. During the second half of my semester I couldn’t find time or energy for it, but I did occasionally give it some thinking time, some of which has borne fruit.
Beware, Troppo readers; here be nerds.

My technical architecture has a […] Continue reading

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On a risk I had not considered

As most of you know by now, I’ve been slowly working in my spare time on a dot-com project. I haven’t knuckled down to do a proper risk analysis yet — let’s face it, coding is much more fun — but I’ve certainly kicked various scenarios around in my head while working on it.

So, for […] Continue reading

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