Lockdown Apps

Found via Hacker News – free and open source tracker and ad blocker, works on-device using VPN hooks. That means that it’ll block in apps as well as Safari. I’m trying it now.Note – they pay their bills with the subscription-billed VPN but you can decline that and just use the blocker. That’s what I’m […]

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Auto build your code on save with entr

So I’m working on a project at work where I want to rebuild my code whenever I save a source code file. Today I found the tool ‘entr’ and it’s a great thing to learn about. (I should totally send this to Julia Evans!) All I needed to do is run ls *.src | entr […]

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Ten gigabit home networking

This will be a series of posts. I upgraded my NAS to a model with dual 10G ports, and the compute server already had 10G so I had an excuse. Old setup – 4-bay Synology DS416play and a USB3 drive caddy for a temporary backup solution. TP-Link 16 port switch, all ports in use. After […]

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Lying with averages

Via We can do better than percentile latencies | theburningmonk.com, this amazing animation: Every one of those has the same mean and standard deviation in both X and Y! Read the linked paper for details, but this is by far the best visual education I’ve ever seen for why you absolutely cannot trust summary statistics.

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Events versus logs for serverless

Found via Four short links (side note: this feed should be on your must-read list. Consistently superb.), a fascinating Twitter thread from Charity Majors: In distributed systems, the hardest part is often not finding the bug in your code, but tracking down which component is actually the source of the problem so you know what code to […]

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Select Star SQL

This is an interactive book which aims to be the best place on the internet for learning SQL. It is free of charge, free of ads and doesn’t require registration or downloads. It helps you learn by running queries against a real-world dataset to complete projects of consequence. It is not a mere reference page […]

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New details released on Huawei’s intent-based network

Intent-Driven Network software. CampusInsight 2.0 is an upgrade to Huawei’s network insight engine and should be considered the intelligence that powers the intent. Network and application data is collected and turned into telemetry information in real time. Machine learning is then applied to monitor the network and predict problems. The network insight engine uses a […]

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