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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 5th, 2018

Hey, it's HighScalability time: All we know about how the universe works. The standard model and mind blowing video. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate your recommending my new book—Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10—to anyone who needs to understand the cloud (who doesn't?). Show More Summary

Running BBS Door Games on Windows 10 with GameSrv, DOSBox, plus telnet fun with WSL

I continue to enjoy seeing what can be done with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) but even more fun is combining CMD.exe (the Windows console), Ubuntu on Windows (WSL), and DOSBox (an x86 emulator that lets you run OLD programs in original DOS that no longer run natively on Windows). Show More Summary

Incentive Pay Does Not Work

In The Case Against Pay for Performance, I argued against increasing pay based on performance reviews. Checkmate. Case closed. Or so I thought. Like many bloggers, I suffer from delusions of grandeur that millions ponder every word I write, are enlightened by insight, and then compelled to action.

Building 0verkill on Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux - 2D ASCII art deathmatch game

I'm a big fan of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It's real Linux that runs real user-mode ELF binaries but it's all on Windows 10. It's not running in a Virtual Machine. I talk about it and some of the things you should be aware of when sharing files between files systems in this YouTube video. Show More Summary

CodeSOD: Warp Me To Halifax

Greenwich must think they’re so smart, being on the prime meridian. Starting in the 1840s, the observatory was the international standard for time (and thus vital for navigation). And even when the world switched to UTC, GMT is only different from that by 0.9s. Show More Summary

New Products At CES powered by Android Things

By Venkat Rapaka, Director of Product Management, Google The Android Things team has been working closely with our partners to create compelling, secure and thoughtful IoT products. During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a number of our OEM partners are announcing their first set of products powered by Android Things. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 5th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: All we know about how the universe works. The standard model and mind blowing video. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate your recommending my new book—Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10—to anyone who needs to understand the cloud (who doesn't?). Show More Summary

The Impact of our Work

There was once a time I regretted not attending a school with a more rigorous engineering program. I would tell myself, I should have gone to an institution like Stanford which has a strong CS program and ties to the bay area tech scene. I’d be further ahead in my career hobnobbing with VCs showering me with champagne and hundred dollar bills.

Work hard and love yourself

Not to stereotype tech folks, but, I’ll do it anyways. Most of us could stand to get in better physical shape. I know, that’s about as surprising as a cryptocurrency crash.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 15th, 2017

Hey, wake up, it's HighScalability time: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I'll be off until the new year. Here's hoping all your gifts were selected using machine learning. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 8th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: AWS Geek creates spectacular visual summaries. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And please recommend my new book—Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10—to those looking to understand the cloud. Show More Summary

Incredible events at Browserling last week (must read)

The most random and amazing things happened at my company Browserling in the last few weeks. Someone in India discovered that they can use WhatsApp on very cheap $20 phones (Jio Phones) via Browserling. These cheap phones can't run WhatsApp but if you go to Browserling, you can use it via web.whatsapp.com. Show More Summary

Welcoming Android 8.1 Oreo and Android Oreo (Go edition)

.blgimg1 img { width: 40%; border: 0; margin: 0; padding:10px 0 10px 0; float: right; } Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering At Google for India this Monday, we announced the final release of Android 8.1 Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo isShow More Summary

The Eternal Cost Savings of Netflix's Internal Spot Market

Netflix used their internal spot market to save 92% on video encoding costs. The story of how is told by Dave Hahn in his now annual A Day in the Life of a Netflix Engineer. Netflix first talked about their spot market in a pair of articles...Show More Summary

Writing smarter cross-platform .NET Core apps with the API Analyzer and Windows Compatibility Pack

There's a couple of great utilities that have come out in the last few weeks in the.NET Core world that you should be aware of. They are deeply useful when porting/writing cross-platform code..NET API Analyzer First is the API Analyzer. Show More Summary

Optimizing ASP.NET Core Docker Image sizes

There is a great post from Steve Laster in 2016 about optimizing ASP.NET Docker Image sizes. Since then Docker has added multi-stage build files so you can do more in one Dockerfile...which feels like one step even though it's not. Containers are about easy and reliable deployment, and they're also about density. Show More Summary

CodeSOD: Abstract Test Case

A great many breakfast cereals promise some sort of health benefit. This brand is good for your heart, that brand has 11 essential vitamins and minerals. This one’s got bran! Just because there’s a promise of health benefits doesn’tShow More Summary

Effective phone number verification

Posted by Steven Soneff, Identity Product Manager To build apps that make use of phone numbers, it's often crucial to verify that he user owns a number. Doing this can be tricky from a UX perspective, not least in understanding phone...Show More Summary

Why do managers go bad?

In Endless Immensity of the Sea I wrote about a leadership style that encourages intrinsic motivation. Many people I talk to don’t work in such an environment. Even those who work in places that promote the ideals of autonomy and intrinsic motivation often find that over time, things change for the worse. Why does this happen?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 6th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: LiDAR sees an enchanted world. (Luminar) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 14TB: Western Digital Hard Drive; 3B: Yahoo's perfidy; ~80%: companies traded on U.S. stock market...Show More Summary

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