Links: Weather Prediction, Advertising, 3rd world mobile web and Database failover
- Handling Database Failover at Craigslist – Jeremy Zawodny links to a few recent articles on automated database failover and outlines what he does at craigslist. The consensus seems to be the the added complexity of automating failover results in less reliability than improving the process of doing it manually.
- The Weatherman is not a Moron – An overview on modern weather prediction and how it is improved. In just 25 years the 3 day estimate for landfalls for Gulf of Mexico hurricane has dropped from 350 to 100 miles.
- Stop Advertising in Photo Magazines – Head West to the Web – Is magazine advertising a waste of time? In this article the results are mixed but mostly “No” .
- See your site like the rest of the world does. On the Nokia X2-01 – Fascinating survey of the mobile web browser stats in the BRIC and Next 11 countries.