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How Mysql is being used by big names
Site like Facebook running around 2,000 servers, all Master/Slave. Interesting thing is that entire system is being managed by only 2 DBAs.I came across an informative video about utilization of mysql in companies like SUN,Yahoo! etc. You can also read Read More...
Tweaking facebook with Memcached
Few days back I came across an entry on Slashdot which opened my mouth. Facebook gets 600,00 daily registrations!(Really!!!!) and its userbase is upto 140 million. Facebook engineers has successfully tweaked memcached to achieve this task. Facebook users Read More...
Facebook-The movie
How facebook has become important for many people, the project, Facebook the movie is enough to figure it out. I think it would not be surprising after a decade or two that a son would be using facebook to communicate with his mom. Read More...
Evil Facebook
Look I have reasons to oppose Facebook and remove my account. From BBC : We wrote an evil data mining application called Miner, which, if we wanted, could masquerade as a game, a test, or a joke of the day. It took us less than three hours. But whatever Read More...
When Musharraf met Facebook founder
Something weired as well as Interesting. Scooble reports : He invited me to a breakfast with Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf. We walked together to the breakfast, which was interesting because of Musharraf’s comments, where he defended his administration. Read More...
More than half million private images are stolen from MySpace
yep, a script ran thru 44,000 profiles downloaded around 5 million of private images. The biggest security breach on any social networking website. From Wired : A 17-gigabyte file purporting to contain more than half a million images lifted from private Read More...
Facebook kicked Robert Scoble due to violation
Robert Scoble has been thrown out from Facebook due to violation of Terms and Conditions. He just impoted Plaxo data into Read More...
Facebook kicked Robert Scoble due to violation
Robert Scoble has been thrown out from Facebook due to violation of Terms and Conditions. He just impoted Plaxo data into Read More...
Huh, then why are you giving a choice?
If you are facebook user and use FireFox toolbar for Facebook, you will find something following while you log in: If this is a default requirement then why the hell are you giving choice to install it at first place? I really don't understand the reason Read More...