Cornell University: World’s largest natural sound archive now fully digital and fully online. -
“In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary,” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived analog recordings in the…
Instagram Engineering: Storing hundreds of millions of simple key-value pairs in Redis -
When transitioning systems, sometimes you have to build a little scaffolding. At Instagram, we recently had to do just that: for legacy reasons, we need to keep around a mapping of about 300 million photos back to the user ID that created them, in order to know which shard to query (see more info…
Instagram Engineering: Handling Growth with Postgres: 5 Tips From Instagram -
As we’ve scaled Instagram to an ever-growing number of active users, Postgres has continued to be our solid foundation and the canonical data storage for most of the data created by our users. While less than a year ago, we blogged about how we “stored a lot of data” at Instagram at 90 likes per…
Husker N Side: Huskers Represented in 20 Straight Super Bowls -
Seward (Neb.) native Sam Koch was a walk-on punter for Nebraska.
By Randy York
Nebraska fans who like to use the word relevant should love this statistic: Because Seward (Neb.) native Sam Koch (pronounced Cook) is the Baltimore Ravens’ ultra-dependable punter, Nebraska now can…
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