Archive for January, 2018

“The Internet’s broken and that’s bad news…” – Cory Doctorow at ConveyUX

January 26, 2018 Leave a comment

“The Internet’s broken and that’s bad news, because everything we do today involves the Internet and everything we’ll do tomorrow will require it. But governments and corporations see the net, variously, as a perfect surveillance tool, a perfect pornography distribution tool, or a perfect video on demand tool—not as the nervous system of the 21st century. Time’s running out. Architecture is politics. The changes we’re making to the net today will prefigure the future our children and their children will thrive in—or suffer under.”

—Cory Doctorow

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IT Jobs explained with a broken light bulb

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

IT jobs explained

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Burner email –

January 11, 2018 Leave a comment

What’s it for?
Testing code, avoiding spam… or whatever you need it for.

Testing: Building a web application that sends email? Create many test accounts without cluttering your inbox.

Anti-spam: Using a site that you don’t trust with your personal details? Create a Slippery address just for that site.

…or anything else that requires short-term, read-only email.

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Gathering Metrics from Your Infrastructure and Applications

January 8, 2018 Leave a comment


Understanding the state of your systems is essential for ensuring the reliability and stability of your applications and services. Information about the health and performance of your deployments not only helps your team react to issues, it also gives them the security to make changes with confidence. One of the best ways to gain this insight is with a robust monitoring system that gathers metrics, visualizes data, and alerts operators when things appear to be broken.

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