Evan Weaver

top-secret tuned mysql configurations for rails


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
MySQL configuration is difficult, and a frequent source of mysterious performance problems. What to do? Well, you could buy an expensive enterprise...

leak proof: direct heap instrumentation for bleak_house


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
BleakHouse tracking a simple action, using the pure-Ruby memlogger: The same action, using a new C implementation that directly instruments the...

let me hit you with some knowledge


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
In which I demonstrate my awesome debugging workflow, and ramble about BleakHouse and Ruby’s memory behavior. how to debug I’ve been...

railsconf wrap-up


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
Just got back from HasManyPolymorphs Conf. Erm, RailsConf. venue Portland is a very nice city, although it rained a lot. The local teenagers seemed...

keats.rb


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
Borrowing from cdcarter: >> def method_missing s; s end Now we can write like the English Romantics: >> for desires in heaven do not always end or...

patch up your migration numbering after a merge


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
You just merged two repository branches. Crap! One of the other developers added migrations with the same numbers as yours. Assuming you aren’t using...

help, they are stealing my outlook webmail


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
I work for a company that uses Exchange for its internal email. This means I have to use Outlook Web Access to access my account there, since I am 100%...

searching the world in 231 seconds


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
I’m pleased to release the new CHOW search: Also check out the help page, which has examples of advanced queries. The subsystem is now...

best websites of 2007


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
Big thanks to the rest of the technical team (Tim, Seth, and Marissa), as well as those who recently left (PJ, Chris, and Todd). What other sites...

see your hand in front of your, uh, face: facebook_exceptions


over 10 years ago by Evan Weaver on Snax.
Sucks to be working hard on your Tamagotchi armadillo + tumblelogging viral Facebook mashup and see: “500”. Not so useful. Instead...