Hi there. It's nice to meetcha!
Kyle Kingsbury, a.k.a "Aphyr", is a computer safety researcher working as an independent consultant. He's the author of the Riemann monitoring system, the Clojure from the Ground Up introduction to programming, and the Jepsen series on distributed systems correctness. He grills databases in the American Midwest.
Around the web
- I've got a Twitter account for snarky jokes, databases, and leather.
- There's a bunch of fun software on GitHub.
- In a futile attempt to get them to stop sending me email, I have a very questionable LinkedIn account which has not, for reasons I cannot fathom, resulted in my lifelong suspension from the service.
- What's with the name?
- Aphyr was randomly generated, back in the days when you could find short strings with no hits on Google. I pronounce it "AY-fur", like "zephyr", with a long A.
- "He", "him", and "his", if you please.
- How long does a Jepsen test take?
- Usually 3-12 weeks for getting the system installed, configured, and writing/running tests, plus vendor back-and-forth. Writing a post typically takes ~10 hours, and another 6 or so for editing. Talks take about a week to write and another week to rehearse.
- Have you tested X?
- Every Jepsen test is here.
- Can you test X next?
- Tests take 1-3 months. I do take suggestions into consideration, but I can't promise you anything. Backlog is a few years long at this point.
- Why haven't you reviewed my pull request?
- I'm so sorry. Life keeps getting in the way of me being a responsive maintainer. Your hard work deserves better!