All the systems need a Simian Army

Published at聽 on July 19, 2011, Netflix explain a tool that randomly disables their production instances to make sure to survive a failure. With an army of 7 kinds of "soldiers" everyone have a specific job: Latency Monkey induces artificial delays in our RESTful client-server communication layer to simulate service degradation and measures if upstream … Continue reading All the systems need a Simian Army


TortoiseSVN icons not showing up under Windows 7

Windows can only show a limited number of Overlay Icons (15 total, 11 after what Windows uses). Programs like Office Groove, Dropbox, Mozy, Carbonite, etc, will hijack a bunch of the 11 possible overlay icons (boy would it be nice if Microsoft upped the number of these as the number of applications that use them … Continue reading TortoiseSVN icons not showing up under Windows 7

My Name Server Convention

After years inventing the name of my servers, I had used a lot of methods and tactics about it.聽From South Park Names馃槈 until more practical conventions. Today I鈥檇 like publish my last resolution about it. My easy guideline is: The name should identify the device and its functionality. The convention should be consistent and flexible. … Continue reading My Name Server Convention

Creaci贸n de una m谩quina virtual en Softlayer basada en una plantilla de VyOs

El siguiente post se basa en la instalaci贸n de una m谩quina con sistema operativo VyOs para utilizar dicha m谩quina como Firewall de aquellas m谩quinas que se vayan incluyendo dentro de la cuenta de Softlayer correspondiente. Lo interesante es crear, mediante una m谩quina Virtual P煤blica, un firewall con el que tenga las dos "patas" de red: … Continue reading Creaci贸n de una m谩quina virtual en Softlayer basada en una plantilla de VyOs

Problems displaying the TortoiseSVN icons

I've been using my TortoiseSVN client in windows and suddenly the Tortoise icon/folders icons聽disappear. The answer is: Had same issue, and was solved by running regedit, erasing some entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers and restarting. Deleting OneDrive1... enties was not permited, but I had some from Google Drive. You can also make a bakup by double-clicking in … Continue reading Problems displaying the TortoiseSVN icons