A few weeks ago I was seeing a lot of these errors in production:
ActiveRecord::ConnectionTimeoutError - could not obtain a database connection within 5 seconds.
And then production went down.
I haven’t written anything in like 8 years but that’s because right as I was trying to wrap up my Maxwell’s equations series in May, I interviewed for a CTO position and got it! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
I’m taking a break from Maxwell’s Equations to talk about something else I’ve done recently: learned Rust. I’m mostly taking a break because it takes me like 7 years to create all the diagrams for those posts.
Now we’re back to complicated. Let’s start, as normal, with the equation:
Fortunately, this equation is much simpler than the last one.