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Our giant cat is so thoughtful — he gave us an early wedding present this morning!

It wasn’t on the registry, but hopefully no one else got us the same thing. Fingers crossed.

Minou was my roommates’ cat back when I lived in Prospect Heights, and then he lived with me and Zoya for a year while his owners were abroad. He was a truly amazing animal — undoubtedly the most affectionate cat I’ve ever known, probably even the nicest cat in the whole world. I haven’t seen him in a few years, ever since his owners returned to the city, but I still think of him often. Tragically, he passed away a few days ago. He was only seven.
Rest in peace, Minou. You brought joy to the lives of everyone who met you. I wish I had more time with you, but I will never forget you. Thank you for all the warm memories.

Minou was my roommates’ cat back when I lived in Prospect Heights, and then he lived with me and Zoya for a year while his owners were abroad. He was a truly amazing animal — undoubtedly the most affectionate cat I’ve ever known, probably even the nicest cat in the whole world. I haven’t seen him in a few years, ever since his owners returned to the city, but I still think of him often. Tragically, he passed away a few days ago. He was only seven.

Rest in peace, Minou. You brought joy to the lives of everyone who met you. I wish I had more time with you, but I will never forget you. Thank you for all the warm memories.

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Sobering up after my bachelor party, my head basically feels the way this deranged waffle-person looks. It’s ok, didn’t need those extra brain cells anyway. Thank you guys for a truly epic weekend — I had an amazing time =)

Sobering up after my bachelor party, my head basically feels the way this deranged waffle-person looks. It’s ok, didn’t need those extra brain cells anyway. Thank you guys for a truly epic weekend — I had an amazing time =)

Totally just a normal human summer camp. Not even remotely run by vampires, why would you even think that?

Totally just a normal human summer camp. Not even remotely run by vampires, why would you even think that?

I see that LinkedIn took my previous complaint about their recommendation engine to heart, and dutifully replaced their algorithm with a random number generator

I see that LinkedIn took my previous complaint about their recommendation engine to heart, and dutifully replaced their algorithm with a random number generator

Sorry Brooklyn, but the best vantage point last night was definitely on the Manhattan side, under the FDR.

Sorry Brooklyn, but the best vantage point last night was definitely on the Manhattan side, under the FDR.

Migrating From AWS to FB  

instagram-engineering:

When Instagram joined Facebook in 2012, we quickly found numerous integration points with Facebook’s infrastructure that allowed us to accelerate our product development and make our community safer. In the beginning, we built these integrations by effectively bouncing through Facebook web…

Fascinating read. Infrastructure migrations don’t get much bigger, more complex, or more ambitious than this.

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"Rapidly changing"? And here I thought oxidation and attrition were typically slow processes.

"Rapidly changing"? And here I thought oxidation and attrition were typically slow processes.