Last Build Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:37:01 GMT
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:19:56 GMT
There is much I take for granted in my life, and the normal functioning of American government is one of those things. In my 46 years, I've lived under nine different presidents. The first I remember is Carter. I've voted in every presidential election since 1992, but I do not
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:37:18 GMT
Today's processors contain billions of heat-generating transistors in an ever shrinking space. The power budget might go from:
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:03:31 GMT
I'll admit I was late to the HTTPS party.
But post Snowden, and particularly after the result of the last election here in the US, it's clear that everything on the web should be encrypted by default.
You have an unalienable right to privacy, both in the real world
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:01:47 GMT
OK, yes, it's an extravagance. There's no question. But in my defense, it is a minor extravagance relative to a real pinball machine.
The mini is much smaller than
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:52:37 GMT
I don't think we computer geeks appreciate how profoundly the rise of the smartphone, and Facebook, has changed the Internet audience. It's something that really only happened in the last five years, as smartphones and data plans dropped radically in price and became accessible – and addictive – to huge
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:58:39 GMT
Over the last twenty years, I've probably built around a hundred computers. It's not very difficult, and in fact, it's gotten a whole lot easier over the years as computers become more highly integrated. Consider what it would take to build something very modern like the Scooter Computer:
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:52:36 GMT
When we initially deployed our handbuilt colocated servers for Discourse in 2013, I needed a way to provide an isolated VPN channel in for secure remote access and troubleshooting. Rather than dedicate a whole server to this task, I purchased the inexpensive, open source firmware friendly Asus RT-N16 router, flashed
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 09:38:24 GMT
In 2007 I wrote about using PNGout to produce amazingly small PNG images. I still refer to this topic frequently, as seven years later, the average PNG I encounter on the Internet is very unlikely to be optimized.
For example, consider this recent Perry Bible Fellowship cartoon.
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