linkspam Archive

Migrating from Blogger (Google) to WordPress

With the sketchy nature of Google, I'm starting to decrease as many dependencies as I can from them. Starting with my blog. A part of it is just a technical test to find out how hard it would be to wean off of the free service. Overall, there's few - if...
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Worthy of distribution: Your cell phone records

This is just too cool, and too perfect a testament for how you can derive a lot through data and social networking.Via the F-Secure labs blog: http://www.zeit.de/datenschutz/malte-spitz-data-retentionShows an extremely well put together example of combining a tidbit of privileged information with social networking and how this truly is a brave...
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NoSQL: stretttcch – pop!

You know the noise you hear when something is stretched close to it's breaking point, like a balloon? In the context of the NoSQL bandwagon bubble: here's some of that noise. A detailed account of jumping on a bandwagon with an immature scene of products.Although admittedly I have my eye...
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If you’re not off of Godaddy yet …

You should be. The Godaddy girls are stupid. The commercials are worse. Bob Parsons is kinda creepy (not just the elephant thing). The ads are terrible. The site is terrible.Do you need another excuse to move your registrar needs to another company such as Gandi or Namecheap?You need another excuse?...
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Browser wars: Feels old school

Stepping back from your browser of choice; it just hit me how HTML5 has reignited the browser war, pushing innovation and making things feel old school again.There's nothing 'old school' about HTML5, or is there? Anyone remember the old dx filters in IE? rotate, flame text, etc - now it's...
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On top – Worthy of distribution

No really, this post is about top. I've always fancied myself well versed in top; every once and a while I need a reminder. Here's a pretty cool/well presented in-depth rundown on how powerful this utility really is for people in charge of inspecting system behavior.View in HD here!Some more...
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Funny break

Best strip ever:VIA: http://xkcd.com/838/ Subscribe in a reader...
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On: ntp, ntpd. link dump!

So, in order to quickly have a (debian) machine up and running on ntp, you're bound to do something like this 'apt-get install ntp ntpdate'.The problem is that this installs 'ntpd' too. The default configuration is to allow your server to answer to NTP queries from anywhere.If you want to...
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Worthy of distribution – Why do enterprise applications suck?

Here's a link I came across on a blog I follow that struck home - I'd like to keep it handy on my own archive:"Why do enterprise applications suck?"http://www.michaelnygard.com/blog/2009/02/why_do_enterprise_applications.html Subscribe in a reader...
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Take it to the next step

Very cool (albeit somehow hectic page) on pythian on a recent Rasmus session.There's a HUGE amount of information in this for people wanting to 'step to the next level' with web application development. You'll have to turn over some stones of your own and reapply some of this to you...
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