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February 11 2015

To put it simply, the history of Unix since the late 1980s is a history of beautiful and pure things getting utterly crushed and ground up by the world. Over and over again, ugly things won.
Chris's Wiki :: blog/unix/UnixHistoryAndPragmatism
Tags: en admin

February 06 2015

If your OS is secure, you don't need the crypto; if it's not, the crypto won't protect your data.
Steven Bellovin, The Uses and Abuses of Cryptography

February 03 2015

In some programming circles, Alexander's book is treated with religious reverence. A kind of Tao Te Ching of oblique anecdotes. Concrete enough to to sound solid, but not enough to be actionable. A source of in-jokes and unhelpful advice.
A Quiet Defense of Patterns - Marc's Blog
Tags: en programming

January 28 2015

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Tags: en

January 19 2015

These results seem pregnant with significance, but I'm too dispirited to unpack them, at the moment.
Robbie Gonzalez, 80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!
Tags: en politik

January 18 2015


Against DNSSEC

Tags: en internet

January 16 2015


Why use www?

www. is not deprecated (via @heroku)
Tags: en internet

January 15 2015

Play fullscreen
My Favorite Net Things (via Methodisch inkorrekt)
Tags: en internet video

January 14 2015


Big-O Algorithm Complexity Cheat Sheet

This webpage covers the space and time Big-O complexities of common algorithms used in Computer Science.
Tags: en programming

January 08 2015

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"It does't stop being magic just becaues you know how it works." -- Terry Pratchett
Tags: en
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January 07 2015


January 05 2015

At least one company will claim to sell a "DevOps Appliance" that you can plug in, press the "on" button, and "have devops at your company".
Tom Limoncelli, Predictions for 2015 that you can't live without!
There Is No Such Thing As IT Security. There Is Only Policy. And A Lot Of *That* Is Bad Or Wrong Or Designed By Idiots, Or Pushed By Idiots With Product To Sell And/Or Who Want To Keep Their Jobs.
dropsafe, The Deep Truth Of IT Security
Tags: en computer

December 25 2014


December 12 2014

This document is currently being used in production at several large sites, but there are some experiences and intimations which scar too deeply to permit of healing, and leave only such an added sensitiveness that memory reinspires all the original horror.
The Doom that Came to Puppet
Reposted byproquarp856

December 09 2014

If you never looked at it, better don't start: the bash manpage is legendary for being quite useless as hiding all information in other information in a quite absurd order.
Bernhard R. Links, The Colon in the Shell
Tags: en computer

November 19 2014


What's the probability of a hash collision?

handy calculator by David Johnstone (via taint.org)
Tags: en programming

November 12 2014


Manifesto 15

Our comment on the current state of web business. Meant as an inspiration, a reminder and advice for the young, for the old, and for ourselves.

November 11 2014

My favourite property of good code is boredom. Dull statements one after another, no surprises, no tricks, no special cases, and absolutely no meta-programming. Boring code is the easiest to debug, to verify, and to explain.
tef, How I write software
Tags: en programming
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