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Samsung Sold Twitter Defective RAM

a stick of ram with the Samsung logo at the top left.

Years back Samsung sold Twitter defective RAM which ended up in the company’s newest servers. The resolution required extensive manual labor.

Rack Push Days Sucked

A row of racks in a data center

Rack push days at the Twitter data center sucked because we were always tired and sweaty from pushing heavy racks down a long hallway.

Dead Switch Port? Chuck It Out!

closeup of a network switch ports

In the Twitter data center if a network switch had a dead switch port techs replaced the entire switch. That’s wasteful, right? Nope.