Ever in a sentence as an adverb

And the APIs for everything I clicked were... they were paltry.

Raw req/s per resource> 10gen's order seems to be, #5, then everything else in some order.

Painful though it may be, you never ever litigate on principle.

If their beverage situation has been upgraded since my last visit, they're doing well.

I guess nobody ever got fired for losing their clients' money to a Harvard or MIT Sloan MBA.

Amazon was, by far, the worst employment experience I've ever had.

It was a submarine rigged for silent running, deep and quiet, that's never bothered to surface for air.

He's doing that all the time, of course, and people scramble like ants being pounded with a rubber mallet whenever it happens.

Beverages are an easy thing for the bean-counters to get approval to cut, so when times get tough, they get cut first.

I agree that this is poor planning on my part, however, I'm 35 and no one expects to find out that they are going to die at 35.

That comment or couple of comments and their resulting threads are going to make sure very few people ever read what I've written.

I did start this post -- if you'll reach back into distant memory -- by describing Google as "doing everything right".

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Farm programs from the depression era thrive today as ever, though the logic for their existence has long since vanished.

It was a flaw in her, and not everybody does that, right?Certainly not everybody.

I don't think he ever planned it that way and I'm certain this site stole valuable brain power that could have been focused on writing essays.

Carrying ID may not be required by law, but it will save you a lot of hassle and explaining if you ever do have a run in with the law.

You can attribute it to arrogance, or naivete, or whatever -- it doesn't matter in the end, because it's foolishness.

Back in the original dot-com bubble, I worked at a place that had the most amazing coffee machine I've ever seen.

We have never shipped a release with a secret bug or anything remotely close to that and then secretly told certain clients.

Working with an attorney is not the same as filing suit, and you will never be worse off in this sort of situation for having sought outside counsel.

At no time did this office ever seek or ever tell Mr. Swartzs attorneys that it intended to seek maximum penalties under the law.

The Docs team knows they'll never be competitive with Office until they can match its scripting facilities, but they're not getting any resource love.

It's that when you used to give out free sodas and coffee, and then you stop, you're telling everyone in the company that business isn't as good as it used to be.

I talk about this in every single presentation Ive ever given about sharding[0]: do no wait too long to add capacity.

It was the size of a Coke machine and made ten thousand varieties of boutique coffee, most of which I'd never even heard of, all made to your specifications.

He micro-manages every single pixel of Amazon's retail site.

Iphones have made it normal to buy a computing device that has artificial restrictions preventing you from running whatever software you want on it.

But the Chrome team is flat-out arrogant here: they want to build a zero-configuration product, and they're quite brazen about it, and **** You if you're blind or deaf or whatever.

Document everything, save all of your emails, chat logs, download and archive all Github comments on everything that you've worked on, as well as everything else you can.

It was just one of many pages up for AfD that week, alongside the founder of a political party nobody has ever heard of and 3 members of non-professional football clubs.

Nobody can make any real forward progress until very serious quotas and throttling are put in place in every single service.- monitoring and QA are the same thing.

And their operations are a mess; they don't really have SREs and they make engineers pretty much do everything, which leaves almost no time for coding - though again this varies by group, so it's luck of the draw.

If you try to add capacity to a system at 100% utilization, it is not going to work.> 5. mongos is unreliable> The mongod/config server/mongos architecture is actually pretty reasonable and clever.

They prioritize launching early over everything else, including retention and engineering discipline and a bunch of other stuff that turns out to matter in the long run.

Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

From the time Bezos issued his edict through the time I left, Amazon had transformed culturally into a company that thinks about everything in a services-first fashion.

I hate... plussing, or whatever it's called when you do a massive rant in Google+ even though it's a terrible venue for it but you do it anyway because in the end you really do want Google to be successful.

One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies -- an impression that has been reinforced almost daily -- is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right.

You 150-odd ex-Amazon folks here will of course realize immediately that #7 was a little joke I threw in, because Bezos most definitely does not give a **** about your day.#6, however, was quite real, so people went to work.

Ortiz today: and they recognized that his conduct while a violation of the law did not warrant the severe punishments authorized by Congress and called for by the Sentencing Guidelines in appropriate cases.

If any potential investors even sniff the possibility, they'll run and never look back while your current investors will raise holy ****, even if the CEO+CTO were able to find some fig leaf of justification.

Without fully understanding exactly what they are doing, however, it sounds highly abusive of the Mail app's rendering capabilities, and points to exploitable paths within the Mail app that probably need to be tightened up by Apple.

If each bounce goes through a team with a 15-minute response time, it can be hours before the right team finally finds out, unless you build a lot of scaffolding and metrics and reporting.- every single one of your peer teams suddenly becomes a potential DOS attacker.

In every one of those ******** articles, someone had to marshall real arguments, chase down real sources, and in many cases defend those arguments against both bona fide Wikipedia contributors and also sockpuppets of the subjects of the article.

It pains me to see so many people, who quite likely rely on emacs, Xcode with gcc, gnu coreutils, or an operating system that would've never been possible without the Free software movement, sit around and ridicule RMS because he eats toe jam or really, really likes parrots.

If it ever becomes illegal to upgrade the RAM in your laptop yourself or to install third party software on it then you can bet that you can trace the ancestry of those laws back to the shifts in public perception of computing freedom caused by companies like Apple.

I don't think I've ever gagged quite like that while reading a technical article describing a "neat hack".At first I'm thinking, oh, I wonder how they convinced Apple to let them use some private APIs, and then... curiosity turns to revulsion as soon as I saw that proxy diagram.

Ever definitions


at any time; "did you ever smoke?"; "the best con man of all time"


at all times; all the time and on every occasion; "I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"

See also: always e'er


(intensifier for adjectives) very; "she was ever so friendly"