Playing with Systems Designs

System Design Primer - Donne Martin - systems diagram

I have been playing with some systems designs to prepare for a project I am working on. It has been interesting to see how my design principles have actually aligned with some existing recommendations and documentation. For example, this great write-up by Donne Martin, tech lead at Facebook reaffirmed what my experiences at OzEmail/UUNet had … Read more

Hurtling Towards a Change in Direction

A Change In Direction

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Today marks a change in direction for The IT Juggler. Before the COVID19 pandemic, I had been providing assistance for WordPress websites with a focus on performance. This was an area that was ‘interesting’ but wasn’t ‘challenging’ – it made use of my existing background skillsets as a Systems Admin but there … Read more