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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Chris Siebenmann writes about life as a professional sysadmin. He also sometimes blogs about python.
- 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.
- A non-technical pick: Eric Burns is the Gene Siskel of web comic critique. Except he's not dead.