Damian Sowers

Finding work/life balance as a consultant living in Lake Tahoe

Do you love where you live? Does it amaze you and keep you curious and engaged?

The Tibetans say the secret to happiness is building up all three legs of the Tripod of Happiness. The Tripod of Happiness is about having something to do, someone to love, and somewhere to be. I think a lot of people don’t truly satisfy the third leg of this . . .

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May 02, 2013

Making a site that can handle #1 on Hacker News

I recently launched my new consulting site, AppRaptor. I was completely surprised to see it vault all the way to #1 on Hacker News and stay there for a couple hours.

The unfortunate thing was my server couldn’t handle all of that traffic. At the height of the surge, I was seeing 287 concurrent users hitting my site.

I learned a lot about what . . .

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Posted in: code

April 27, 2013


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