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Well said, the word/tex analogy is spot on.

Many companies have said things that never materialized. Landscape changes over time.

And the need for scripting has not changed.

> For example, gandi.net (and thus Amazon)

Why do you say here and thus Amazon?

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I assume it's because AWS uses Gandi as their registrar.[1]

[1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8116506

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while Amazon itself uses Mark Monitor from CSC.

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You can register for domains through AWS Route 53 and it'll automagically register on Gandi with WHOIS protection and link it up inside Route 53. You then don't need to leave the AWS UI, it just seems like it works magically.

(I think this is true...I can't remember now actually).

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Reminds me of twitter awhile back.

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Uhh Seattle has fiber offerings already though? For example http://gowaveg.com/

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That used to be called Condo Internet and that is in very select buildings. Even out in Redmond, minutes away from MSFT campus, once can only get either Comcast or crappy 3mbit DSL from Frontier.

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Comcast is offering fiber in some places and there is a another fiber company south downtown near the stadiums. Point is offerings exist.

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Agreed - even in Seattle 1Gbps is $80/month.

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I agree - I read this as they are storing the current state for the trip the driver is engaged in on the phone so when datacenter failure occurs restoration source is the uber driver phone.

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Same options exist in Columbus, Ohio. You just have to work around their schedule, they only come to certain parts of town on certain days of the week/month.

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Very good list of attributes for a lead dev.

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All the interviews I have had with major tech companies involved white board exercises except for one. The one that didn't involve a white board focused on discussing prior accomplishments in context of the job to see if there is alignment.

I think white boards are great if you use the information you gather from them in the proper way. Engineers solve problems, teams create global companies and change the world. I look at white board sessions to see how you can approach a problem, are you big picture or in the weed detail oriented. When I ask the question what do you focus on? Whether you solve the entire problem or not is not the deciding factor in my opinion.

Also, I think with the volume or applicants companies are looking for ways for people to prove they as contributed to their resume achievements and were not a back seat passenger the rest of the team carried along.

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