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The famous spelling mistake in the HTTP/1.0 specification, Referer instead of Referrer is blamed on the UNIX spell checker not having neither of them in its dictionary at the time they wrote the RFC. Check out this nugget from 1995: Re: Referer: (sic) from Roy T. Fielding on 1995-03-10 ( from January to April 1995)

Software Engineering Radio

Linux & Unix

What is virtual memory? - Gary explains - Android Authority

SELinux Concepts - but for humans โ€“ LearntEmail

Do we really need swap on modern systems?

A tcpdump Tutorial and Primer with Examples

Index of /cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware


Docker provides a great developer experience but it leaves many things to be decided when it comes to taking it into production: Federacy

Death of Docker? - CertDepot

Really interesting to see what's moving in the container world. RedHat is really shaking things up in the Docker world: DevConf 2017 - Day 1 10:30 -11:30 am - Containers in Production - YouTube

Reverse proxies

Finally got around to upgrade from Varnish 3 to 4. The folks at Varnish Software have been so nice to provide an upgrade guide which, albeit not a complete guide, is a good starting point: Upgrading to Varnish 4 — Varnish version 4.0.4 documentation

Normalizing the Host Header | Fastly

A/B testing at the edge | Fastly


An interesting extension to Cygwin: Babun - a windows shell you will love!


Linux & Unix

AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System - YouTube

How to use multiple connections to speed up apt-get on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server with apt-fast

Ain't No Party Like A Unix Party - YouTube

Excellent live coding video spelling out in big letters what containers really are (tarballs). They're not the same thing a s virtual macines ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best Practices For Containerized Environments: A Joint Sysdig and CoreOS Meetup - YouTube


Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness โ€” and Yours Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Google Plus icon Email icon Comment icon Print icon


Fix and prevent known vulnerabilities in Node.js and Ruby apps | Snyk


Linux & Unix


TCP and The Lower Bound of Web Performance - YouTube


How to support full Unicode in MySQL databases ยท Mathias Bynens


Grumpy Gamer - Happy Birthday Monkey Island


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Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview | GQ


139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language -





Vivek Haldar — Scaling communication: email vs shared documents



Steve Yegge is as always dead on. This post explains why every coder worth his or her salt should learn to type: programmings-dirtiest-little-secret.html

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