August 2009

August 7, 2009

MrRoboto: The memcached AMI story

Not so long ago, we went to lunch at a Sushi joint on Castro street in Mountain View across from NorthScale's modest HQ.  On the way over we were talking about Japanese robatayaki and Dave told a story about an Oscar speech for a Japanese animator who works for a company named Robot.

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August 7, 2009

memcached AMI security

One other feature we were able to easily put in place leverages security capabilities in OpenSolaris.  In the Solaris least privilege model, a process can take privs away from itself.  Why would it do that?

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