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I do consider it a pathology when tiny services, or tiny apps in a corporate structure, act like they have the problems of Google.

You are not Google.

You do not have Google's problems.

You do not have scaling issues.

For you, N is small and will stay small.

Stop giving me this delusional resume-padding garbage to implement. For you, here, it is delusion and lies.




I remember asking a question about scaling on SO and getting a response about how my data was small, because it could fit on an SSD (for that one small component)

I miss not having real scaling issues sometimes. They make my head hurt.

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The point here is that Twitter really is one of the cases where vertical scaling is not, on the balance of non-functional requirements to engineering overhead, the right decision. They really do need to pay the complexity piper.

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Oh, yeah. I'm speaking to everyone else :-)

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