How to be a star | Dan Dreams of Coding

This is a bad place to be. You’re working hard. You’re creatively finding solutions to company problems. The developer next to you gets kudos just for doing their job, while your hard work and great ideas get ignored, and you get branded as being unreliable. The reason is simple – no matter how valuable you […]

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Next level color coordination

Spiffy, isn’t it? BluShark “AlphaShark Slim” 22mm camel NATO with PVD black hardware. As usual, I trimmed off the extra layer and shortened it to declutter. I like it. Black on gold paired with the converse is pretty darn spiffy.

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Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

MBP13, gigabit ethernet, Thunderbolt adapter. YASSSS. The latency varies quite a lot, and it’ll download even faster sometimes. I’m feeling like that I’m getting the bandwidth that Spectrum advertises, which is nice. Sorry Dan, I wish Australia had more sane policy on broadband. 😉 via Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

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Chevy runs Lucky Goldstar

Poking around the Bolt menus and it’s crediting LG for code: I had wondered how Chevy software had improved and perhaps that’s the answer; interesting. Still happy with the car. Charging it twice a week works well and lets us run around all weekend. The extra range is hugely important and means we can use […]

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The US Air Force’s largest plane transported a billion dollar satellite — Quartz

Most importantly, and expensively, it can survive a nuclear strike. Atomic explosions release bursts of electrical energy that can fry computers, even in orbit. This satellite is hardened to pass through such energy blasts unscathed. More than that, if the satellite loses touch with its control system on the ground, it can operate autonomously, continuing […]

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Peeking Behind the Curtains of Serverless Platforms

As baselines, the median warmstart latency in AWS, Google, and Azure were about 25, 79 and 320 ms (respectively) across all invocations. If, like me, you are using AWS Lambda or its competitors, this paper by Liang Wang et al is worth a careful read. Lots of well-done measurements of performance, isolation, instance lifetimes and […]

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My first takedown request

So I got an interesting email today, a polite request to remove some content that is under embargo for a while. I’ve done so. I’ll tag this post as 451, for obvious reasons, but this instance was a reasonable request that I’m only mildly sad to fulfill. I’m not trying to be an investigative reporter […]

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