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Software engineer for a PaaS startup: Apcera, Inc.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE, aka sysadmin who knows systems well and programs in multiple languages).

Former Google SRE. Former Twitter staff-level Operations Engineer.

I am a LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators) member.


Feb
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May
25
comment Google is using RC4, but isn't RC4 considered unsafe?
Google has a lot of machines, replacing all of the CPUs to get a CPU with the latest feature is the sort of event which would turn shareholders white. No doubt at some point they'll have enough front-end boxes with AES-NI, and knowing Google it will be sooner than I might expect.
May
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
23
comment Google is using RC4, but isn't RC4 considered unsafe?
Google was using RC4 by default before BEAST, simply because it's the lowest CPU burden to implement and they were leading the way in SSL-by-default, so at their scale this really mattered.