I’m trying something new. Posting my evernote web clips from the past week.
We’ll see if I can do it every week. I’m going to give it my best.
This looks like Amazon play at being a SSO as a Service. I always thought they
were going to try to merge it in with IAM, but I can see why they didn’t. They
are very different things. The cool thing is that you can store and sync across
devices apparently. I don’t know much about the service yet, but definitely plan
on checking it out soon.
Amazon’s second offering this week. It looks like it’s they’re offering to
compete with Google Drive and potentially dropbox. Seems like a decent
multi-user real time document contribution service. I kind of doubt that I’ll be
using it any time soon though.
Looks like a way to get around CORs purely in the browser. Have no idea how it
works, but it caught my eye,
This was pretty cool. It adds progress monitoring to a few coreutil commands
(cp, mv, dd, tar, gzip, cat, etc). Going to give this a show. You run the
command after you run the other commands though. I wonder if you could integrate
it in the tmux bar?
Postgres 9.5 – IMPORT FOREIGN SCHEMA
Just want it sounds like. Create a table from a foriegn schema.
New Raspberry PI (model B+)
Seems neat. I don’t have a raspberry pi, but I’ve been considering one to run a
monitor a company dashboard locally. Probably overkill, but who cares :).
* More GPIO
* More USB
* Micro SD
* Lower power consumption
* Better audio
* Neater form factor
I have no idea what this is really supposed to be. I gave it a very brief scan.
Seems like it’s trying to be a single web framework to run multiple programming
languages under. No idea how that’s supposed to work. Sounds cool though. I’ll
probably give it a look given all the SOA related things I’ve been doing lately.
Bitly: Scaling to 6 billion clicks a month
Overview about lessons learned at Bitly. I need to give the talk (the second
link) a good watch this weekend.
Algorithm: The Hacker Movie
Do you even need to ask? Cap’n Crunch liked it. Of course I’m going to watch it.
New Parallella boards
If a new Raspberry PI wasn’t enough, there are new Parallella’s as well.
Probably won’t buy one for a bit, but interested. One of them is actually touted
as be a “Desktop” personal computer. I call bullshit given the spec, but what
the heck, who knows.
SQLite: Small. Fast. Reliable.
Nice little article reminding us that SQLite is actually a cool little DB.
Google’s Project Zero
Google’s going to help keep us all safe on the internet now. I’m not sure
exactly what’s going on here. I think they’re just putting a bunch of security
researchers in a room and trying to beat black hats to zero day vulnerabilities.
iTerm 2 (2.0)_
Version 2.0 of iTerm 2 (is there an echo?) dropped this week. I’ve already used
triggers to try to help me stop typing full commands that I have aliases for.
I’m also going to give a look at the tmux integration. I’ll probably just stick
with my vanilla tmux, but who knows. It could be cool.
The Tao of Programming
Totally forgot about this. Always a classic though. If you’ve never read it, I
highly recommend it. It’s worth it.
Why We Use OCaml
I know next to nothing about OCaml, but after reading this, I know a little more
than I did.
Official Google Analytics iPhone App
Looks pretty slick. If I used Google Analytics more, I’d be all over it. Soon
enough I’ll pull it down and try it.
Learn facts while pulling code changes
A colleague of mine at AlphaSights wrote an awesome pro tip on coderwall. Check
it out and learn something with every pull.