The following para from a
paper by Bryan Cantrill and Jeff Bonwick captures my state of mind this
Prepare for the thrill of victory—and the agony of
defeat. Making a system scale can be a frustrating pursuit:
the system will not scale until all impediments to scal-
ability have been removed, but it is often impossible to
know if the current impediment to scalability is the last
one. Removing that last impediment is incredibly gratify-
ing: with that change, throughput finally gushes through
the system as if through an open sluice.
I will follow up with details in my next post!