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Data Laced with History: Causal Trees & Operational CRDTs

Data Laced with History: Causal Trees & Operational CRDTs

Hello! This article took a while to cobble together. If you find it useful, please consider leaving a donation via DonorBox, BuyMeACoffee, or Ethereum. (Thought I'd try something new!) Or, just buy yourself a nice Roost through my Amazon affiliate link. Donation or not, thank you for reading! ? (Sorry about the length! At some…
Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub

Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire GitHub Inc., the code repository company popular with many software developers, and could announce the deal as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. GitHub preferred selling the company to going public and chose Microsoft partially because it was impressed by Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella,…
How I Came to Write D

How I Came to Write D

I've liked figuring out how things worked and designing them from a very early age (I loved the Tom Swift books). In an earlier age, I could see myself designing  locomotives or Schneider Trophy racers. My degree was in mechanical engineering. But mechanical engineering was frustrating because of the large expense involved with building anything,…
Canada hits back at ‘punitive’ U.S. tariffs in ‘turning point’ in relations

Canada hits back at ‘punitive’ U.S. tariffs in ‘turning point’ in relations

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau warned of a new turning point in Canada-U.S. relations while business leaders predicted dire economic consequences on both sides of the border Thursday as Donald Trump’s administration made good on its threat to impose crippling new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The decision, felt widely across North America and Europe,…
ImageOptim/gifski

ImageOptim/gifski

It only took 6 months: Buy a smart card. Go through multi-step security theater based around e-mailing of easy-to-forge photos of documents that the recipient had no ability to verify anyway. Install and configure weirdo bespoke software for the smart card. It opens an SSH-server-hanging popup asking for a PIN, so I can't have headless…
A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer...

Threats to users’ privacy and security are growing. At Mozilla, we closely track these threats. We believe we have a duty to do everything we can to protect Firefox users and their data. We’re taking on the companies and organizations that want to secretly collect and sell user data. This is why we added tracking…
GNOME, welcome to GitLab!

GNOME, welcome to GitLab!

GNOME, one of the most recognized, respected projects in the open source world, has moved to GitLab to manage their more than 400 software projects and nearly 900 annual contributors. We couldn’t be happier to welcome the GNOME community! The migration is great news for both our communities, and we hope it’s just the beginning…
Telegram App Says Apple Is Blocking Updates Over Dispute With Russia

Telegram App Says Apple Is Blocking Updates Over Dispute With Russia

Apple was thrust into the middle of a long-simmering dispute on Thursday between the encrypted messaging app Telegram and the Russian government, which has sought to shut down the service since it declined to help Moscow intercept communications sent through its platform. Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, accused Apple of refusing to allow the…
Canon has sold its last film camera

Canon has sold its last film camera

Mark this date on your calendar. It’s the end of yet another tech era. Though, granted, this one’s been been death rattling for nearly a decade now. Canon this week announced with no fanfare that it’s sold its last film camera. The news was spotted by PetaPixel on the camera giant’s Japanese support forum. The…
Vermont passes first law to crack down on data brokers

Vermont passes first law to crack down on data brokers

While Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are hogging the spotlight, data brokers that collect your information from hundreds of sources and sell it wholesale are laughing all the way to the bank. But they’re not laughing in Vermont, where a first-of-its-kind law hems in these dangerous data mongers and gives the state’s citizens much-needed protections. Data…
I put all my personal Facebook data on eBay

I put all my personal Facebook data on eBay

27 May 2018Everyone else’s making money off it, so why shouldn’t I? Bidding starts at £0.99 and ends Sunday. » eBay Listing Sell it to advertisers or whatever you want. What’s Included Every like, post, and inane comment since I was 16. Photos dating back to when I had a fringe and listened to Billy…
Will Kubernetes Collapse Under the Weight of Its Complexity? | Blog | InfluxData

Will Kubernetes Collapse Under the Weight of Its Complexity? | Blog | InfluxData

Thoughts About the Importance of Serving Application Developers A few weeks ago, I attended and spoke at KubeCon EU. It was a massive event attended by around 4,700 people. I was reminded of the OpenStack summit in Paris in November 2014. It had the same level of crazy hype, vendor displays and massive conference party…