Monday, September 01, 2008

Blog Day recommendations

As with many things in the blogging echo chamber, blog day takes itself a little too seriously. But it's impossible not to love an excuse to talk about some of my favorite blogs that don't seem to have as much exposure as I think they deserve:

  1. Theo Schlossnagle, CEO of OmniTI, a scalability and performance consulting company. His best posts deal with scalability at the ops level. His book is good, too.
  2. Greg Linden, ex-Amazon engineer, ex-Findory founder, current MS Live Labs employee. He likes to post analyses of interesting CS talks and papers, particularly in the area of collective intelligence. Greg stays very on-topic so the most recent posts are about as representative as any.
  3. Chris Siebenmann writes about life as a professional sysadmin. He also sometimes blogs about python.
  4. Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL core team member, mostly blogs about current events in the database world, but every once in a while he writes a must-read post about database design. Google thinks that "Rules for Database Contracting" is his most popular post, and that's a good pick too.
  5. A non-technical pick: Eric Burns is the Gene Siskel of web comic critique. Except he's not dead.

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