Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pipes, valves, and social networks

This is a chat room. The tube is a message bus. When a sender pushes a message into it, it just comes out on the other side, and everyone receives it. This is e-mail. We’ve added a valve on the

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Beware of the dreaded passive arbiter!

Seen this: { “$err” : “not master or secondary, can’t read”, “code” : 13436 }?
When you give MongoDB arbiter nodes a priority, they act up as a passive secondary. And everyone believes them.

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C# Enum Quirks

What Christian never wanted to know about Enums, but was forced to find out.

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