Archive for the 'Links' Category

Links 2018-11-12

More about microservices and Docker …

Links 2018-10-29

Some computing history …

Links 2018-10-22

Links 2018-03-04

Links 2017-09-22

Politisches zum Wahl-Wochenende…

  • Politik als Luxus
    Wer sich nicht einmal eigene Kinder zutraut hat keine Nerven für den Luxus Politik.
  • Schulzzug: Veränderung! Ach nee, doch nicht.
    Allerdings ist die Wahl nur solange bizarr, wie man davon ausgeht, die Menschen wählten, um etwas zu bekommen, und seien überzeugt, CDU und FDP könnten dieses Etwas geben.
  • Perspektivlosigkeiten
    tl;dr: Die Wahl ist gelaufen, es gibt nichts zu wählen. Ich geh trotzdem wählen, weil ich keinen Trump-Effekt haben will.
  • Seit ich bei #G20 war, habe ich Angst
    Ich habe mich noch nie so unwohl im Nachgang meiner Arbeit gefühlt, wie jetzt nach den G20-Protesten. Und das liegt nicht vordergründig an den Aktionen militanter Gewalttäter im Schanzenviertel.
  • Des Faschodrives neuste bürgerliche Fassade
    Man kann von einer weltweiten Lust am Totalitären sprechen, am Autokratischen, an uneingegrenzter staatlicher Gewalt und einfachem Freund/Feind-Denken.
  • Chronik des Überwachungsstaates
    Vor allem seit der Jahrtausendwende erlassen Bundesregierungen Gesetze, die kontinuierlich Grund- und Freiheitsrechte abbauen, indem Überwachung ausgedehnt wird.

Links 2017-07-16

Even more on programming and architecture.

Links 2017-05-21

  • The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
    No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
  • The Threat
    There were only a few application areas [of information security] that people really worried about thirty years ago: diplomatic and military communications at one end, and the security of things like cash machines at the other. As we’ve gone about putting computers and communications into just about everything that you can buy for more than ten bucks that you don’t eat or drink, the field has grown.
  • Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web
    Why is Google building a browser? A better question is, why did it take so long for Google to build a browser?
  • WWW: The Way We Were
    The final two episodes of Halt and Catch Fire aired last night. […] The Web that they are talking about on the show, the open Web, is ailing, dying. It was like listening to a eulogy at a funeral, this thing that I love, poured the best of my self into, gone forever.
  • Everything Is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault
    Democracy relies on trust. Rule of law requires trust. If we lose our trust in our institutions, then those institutions will either crumble or turn cancerous. But the internet lines up incentives in such a way that it makes it profitable to breed distrust.
  • The Real Name Fallacy
    The idea that anonymity is the real problem with the internet is based in part on misreadings of theories formed more than thirty years ago.

Links 2017-05-17

  • AWS Security Primer
    I was preparing some AWS Security related training. Soon, I realized that this topic is too huge to fit into my brain. So I structured my thoughts in a mind map. Within a couple of minutes1 I came up with this.
  • Takeaways From the ServerlessConf 2017
    Serverless computing basically adds another layer of abstraction on top of cloud infrastructure so that the developer doesn’t need to worry about servers, including virtual ones.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Run A Serverless API on AWS? ·
    Folks tend to be curious about how much real projects cost to run on AWS, so here’s a real example with breakdowns by AWS service and feature. During this month, service processed over 2 million API requests.
  • How Google Is Challenging AWS
    Big companies are often criticized for having “missed” the future — from the comfortable perch of a present where said future has come to pass, of course — but while the future is still the future incumbents are first more often than not.
  • Best Practices for Building a Microservice Architecture
    A microservice architecture shifts around complexity. Instead of a single complex system, you have a bunch of simple services with complex interactions. Our goal is to keep the complexity in check.
  • How the Internet works: Submarine fibre, brains in jars, and coaxial cables
    Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not simply talking about the wonders of TCP/IP or pervasive Wi-Fi hotspots, though those are vitally important as well. No, we’re talking about the big infrastructure: the huge submarine cables, the vast landing sites and data centres with their massively redundant power systems, and the elephantine, labyrinthine last-mile networks that actually hook billions of us to the Internet.