Aphyr, or Kyle Kingsbury, is a computer safety researcher working as an independent consultant. He's the author of the Riemann monitoring system, an introduction to programming in Clojure, and the Jepsen series on distributed systems correctness. He smashes databases in San Francisco.
Around ze web
- I've got a Twitter account for snarky jokes, selfies, databases, and leather.
- There's a bunch of fun software on GitHub.
- S/M writing and photos live on Tumblr.
- If you like being ignored and maybe fired, you could also connect with me on LinkedIn.
- "He", "him", and "his", if you please. Chances are I'll answer to "pup", too.
- 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!