How Discord Resizes 150 Million Images Every Day with Go and C++

Great in-depth writeup on how Discord struggled to resizing lots of images via their Image Proxy Service: As Discord grew, the Image Proxy started to show signs of strain. The biggest problem was the Image Proxy did not have an even workload distribution, which hampered its throughput. Image proxying requests saw a wide variance of […]

Run a PHP script as a service/daemon using start-stop-daemon

In a recent project I needed to permanently run a PHP CLI script; it needed to run as a service/daemon. A few Google search coupons later I got my answer: use start-stop-daemon to make it work. To not manually type in those lengthy commands it’s possible to wrap these in a handy little script, as […]

Using Dropbox as an automatic and free Web Publishing solution

In addition to having moved my mail to Google Apps for your Domain I decided to take it to the next level about a month ago by using Dropbox for storing both personal as professional (viz. 3RDS-related) data in the cloud. This decision made me more mobile than ever, as I can access any file, […]