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The real reason why UNIX commands are short

I was watching videos about my favorite topic, UNIX history, and found a talk by Hendrik Jan Thomassen. He's the UNIX pioneer in the Netherlands and has worked with Thompson and Ritchie in the past. He says the real reason why UNIX commands like ls, cp, mv, etc., are short is because PDP11 console keys were super hard to press. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 14th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: After 20 years, Cassini will not go gently into that good night, it will burn and rave at close of day. (nasa) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 10^15: synapses activated...Show More Summary

The art and craft of color grading – interview with Norman Nisbet

What happens with the raw footage captured by the camera lens after the last “Cut!” sounds off on the last day of shoot? It passes through a lot of hands and eyes until we get to see the final version on our screens. Post-production includes cutting and editing the shots, sound editing, dialogue replacement, foley […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 7th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Visualization of the magic system behind software infrastructure. (eyezmaze, @ThePracticalDev) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 10-20: aminoacids can be made per second;...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 31st, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: What lies beneath? Networks...of blood vessels. (Wellcome Image Awards) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 5000: node (150,000 pod) clusters in Kubernetes 1.6; 15 years:Show More Summary

Faster Networks + Cheaper Messages => Microservices => Functions => Edge

When Adrian Cockroft —the guy who helped put the loud in Cloud through his energetic evangelism of Cloud Native and Microservice architectures—talks about what’s next, it pays to listen. And you can listen, here’s a fascinating forward looking talk he gave at microXchg 2017: Shrinking Microservices to Functions. Show More Summary

kdb+ 3.5 released last month

kdb+ is a real-time time series database, known in the financial services universe as the fastest tick database on the market. It was first conceived by Arthur Whitney at Goldman Sachs as a prototype, and over the last 35+ years has grown to add many features. Show More Summary

Software on the Rocks: Episode 4: Anarchy for Sale

Thanks to a combination of illnesses, travel, timezones, and the other horrors of the modern world, we took a week off. If Angular can skip version 3, we can skip episode 3. Welcome to Episode 4 of Software on the Rocks, brought to you by Atalasoft. In today’s episode, we are joined by TDWTF author Jane Bailey. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 10th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Darknet is 4x more resilient than the Internet. An apt metaphor? (URV) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. > 5 9s: Spanner availability; 200MB: random access from DNA storage;...Show More Summary

Misdirected Emails

John C was a vigilant protector of justice, a dark guardian of a public who didn’t even know he existed, striking fear into the hearts of criminals. Specifically, he did IT support for the local police department. It wasn’t a great job. Show More Summary

Production design of Vinyl – interview with Bill Groom

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, it is my pleasure to welcome Bill Groom. His career in the art department spans four decades, and includes feature films such as “A League of Their Own”, “It Could Happen to You”, “Perfect Stranger”, “Milk” and […]

Getting Santa Tracker Into Shape

Posted by Sam Stern, Developer Programs Engineer Santa Tracker is a holiday tradition at Google. In addition to bringing seasonal joy to millions of users around the world, it's a yearly testing ground for the latest APIs and techniques in app development. Show More Summary

MySQL Ransomware: Open Source Database Security Part 3

This blog post examines the recent MySQL® ransomware attacks, and what open source database security best practices could have prevented them. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there has been an uptick in ransomware for MongoDB and Elasticsearch deployments. Recently, we’re seeing the same for MySQL. Let’s look and see if this is MySQL’s […]

Screen graphics of “Mars” – interview with Nawaz Alamgir

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews on fantasy user interfaces, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Nawaz Alamgir. In this interview Nawaz talks about the beginning of his career doing trailer graphics for feature films, the switch he made to doing screen graphics through a number of self-initiated fantasy UI projects, and the work […]

Build flexible layouts with FlexboxLayout

Posted by Takeshi Hagikura, Developer Programs Engineer At Google I/O last year we announced ConstraintLayout, which enables you to build complex layouts while maintaining a flat view hierarchy. It is also fully supported in AndroidShow More Summary

Cinematography of “Legends of Tomorrow” – interview with Mahlon Todd Williams

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, it is my pleasure to welcome Mahlon Todd Williams. In the last thirty years Mahlon has worked on a wide variety of feature and episodic productions, most recently on CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow”. In this interview we […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 17th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Gorgeous satellite images of a thawing Greenland (NASA). If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 1 cubic millimeter: computer with deep-Learning; 1,600: data on nearby stars;Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 10th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: It was a game of drones. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. Half a trillion: Apple’s cash machine; 4,000-5,000: collected data points per adult in US; 10 million: gallons...Show More Summary

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