18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Laborer

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By Michael Ducy of Chef Blog 1 month ago.
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…option #3, each hire 2 subordinates (at least), and please welcome E, F, G, and H to the company. Worker A now has a beautiful fucking kingdom; self-loathing because of an unloving mother notwithstanding.

The Law of Multiplication of Work

As Parkinson points out, seven people are now doing what one once did. Instead of simply expanding to fill time, work now begins to multiply. Why? Well the workers begin to create busy work for each other. The example Parkinson gives follows as such: …

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By Sara of Heroku 5 months ago.
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Workers

Workers provide the muscle in these distributed systems; they are the processing power that actually gets things done. Workers generally provide for custom-built environments that only survive for the duration of the task - whatever work needs to be done, like resizing a single picture. Then the environment is destroyed, and rebuilt for the next task.

The benefit of workers are their flexibility; because they're highly reproducible and self-contained, workers can be scaled …

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On Labnotes 7 months ago.
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…Page Visibility, AirPlay API, canvas enhancements, REMOVED support for Shared Workers, Web Speech Synthesis API, unprefixed Web Audio and Animation Timing, Mutation Observer and other minor additions. BIG PROBLEM with WebSQL using more than 5Mb.

CSS: Regions, Sticky position, FlexBox, ClipPath, unprefixed Transitions and other enhancements

Home Screen webapps: SEVERAL SEVERE PROBLEMS (for example, no alert support!)

Native webapps: Web View Pagination, …

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By Assaf Arkin of Labnotes 7 months ago.
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…Page Visibility, AirPlay API, canvas enhancements, REMOVED support for Shared Workers, Web Speech Synthesis API, unprefixed Web Audio and Animation Timing, Mutation Observer and other minor additions. BIG PROBLEM with WebSQL using more than 5Mb.

CSS: Regions, Sticky position, FlexBox, ClipPath, unprefixed Transitions and other enhancements

Home Screen webapps: SEVERAL SEVERE PROBLEMS (for example, no alert support!)

Native webapps: Web View Pagination, …

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On Scout ~ The Blog 11 months ago.
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Apache Available Workers

Passenger Global Queue Depth

Passenger was showing a rise in the Global Queue Length and Apache Available Workers were dropping to zero. Because the global queue depth was so high, we knew the bottleneck was at the application server (Passenger) and not the web server ( Apache).

3. When is the queue spiking?

The chart showed that the vast majority of requests were bunched between 20-30 seconds. Why?

Originally, every Scout agent would checkin on …

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By Mike Perham of 12 months ago.
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Occasionally Sidekiq users report workers that are "stuck" processing jobs for a long time. Usually this means that there are entries in the Workers page in the Web UI that linger for a long time. This post explains what you can do as a Sidekiq user to track down what is happening.

In the Web UI, the Workers page shows you a listing of all worker status entries in Redis. When a Worker starts processing a job, it adds a status entry to Redis. When the job is complete, …

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On ZURB 1 year ago.
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…Designers Want to Avoid Places with Dispassionate Workers

Another 41% of designers wanted to avoid jobs where their co-workers were apathetic to their work. It probably goes without saying, but might be worth repeating, designers like to be engaged with their work and those they work with. Dispassionate co-workers can quickly poison morale, their attitude spreading like a zombie virus.

No one wants to work anywhere where there's no clear vision, no shared goal. Everyone wants …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 1 year ago.
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…49% of U.S. IT managers "Strongly Agree that BYOD Improves Worker Productivity".

BYOD boosts mobile: " BYOD could also expand the total number of mobile users substantially — by 50% or more" ( Gartner).

Security is biggest BYOD objection worldwide: it's viewed as the #1 BYOD concern in the USA, Germany, South Korea and Australia.

1/3 of IT Managers list "Lack of compatibility with our IT infrastructure" as a key reason for …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 1 year ago.
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Mobile Workers are "The New Norm"

IDC Canada's Canadian Mobile Worker 2012-2016 Forecast — priced at CA$4,500, which makes Forrester's Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends report look like a bargain — suggests that mobile workers are the new norm. They define a mobile worker as someone who does some of their work each week outside the office. 68.9% of employed Canadians — 12.1 million in total — fell into this category in 2012. They predict …

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By David of Signal vs. Noise over 1 year ago.
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When the geography of labour ceases to be an important part of production, attempts to keep foreign workers out of a country become counterproductive. Workers who stay remote will be subject to remote expenses. If those are lower, it's harder to compete.

Say the cost of living in San Francisco is 100 and the cost of living in Prague is 50. You can thus pay a remote worker living in the latter city 70 and he will have as much disposable income as a local worker in the former earning 120 (both will have 20 in disposable income).

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