• Thu, Dec 8, 2016

    Today I was testing how a SaaS that we use for search handles failover. I clobbered our DNS to make our app use their secondary endpoint. The module in our app handled this very well, and switched over seamlessly.

    But then a thoughts crossed my mind: did this affect the Ops folks on the other end? Did someone see a blip on the charts, and ask the person next to them:

    hey dude, are you seeing weird traffic on node B13? dafuq is that?…

    Or… was it simply missed? unnoticed, lost in the shuffle - because let’s face it: ain’t nobody got time for this.

    I guess the former would be nice, because that would mean those packets of mine were just a little more special than the rest of the internet noise.

    Yet I do hope for the latter…

    Because Karma.

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