GitHub - handcraftsman/GeneticGo: Genetic problem solver written in Go
Appears to be a tidy generic genetic optimizer library for Go. Author's site has examples with discussion.
golang  genetic  optimization  repo 
6 weeks ago
We need a new username system | VentureBeat | Social | by Adam Ghahramani
Proposes an interesting scheme where shorter names on a site are earned. (But does not consider loss of those short names when inactive.)
article  account  namespace  web 
7 weeks ago
tcpdump is amazing - Julia Evans
Pleasant overview of tcpdump and simple HTTP examination.
blog  networking  tcpdump 
9 weeks ago
Ubuntu guide to OpenVPN configuration
article  network  vpn  openvpn 
10 weeks ago
What's the Best Cloud? Probably GCP | Quizlet
"In 2015 we migrated Quizlet from our legacy host to a large cloud provider. AWS is the default choice for most companies, but after comparing the options, we went with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This is a summary of our analysis."
blog  cloud  infrastructure 
10 weeks ago
Patterns of the Internet: The Rising Sophistication of Network Scanning
"In this article I would like to show you a hidden system that is hard at work scanning thousands, maybe millions, of unsuspecting devices. And I'll show how this system efficiently harvests each device's personal IP address and hands it off to a scanner, which proceeds to run a port/security scan against each unsuspecting victim for vulnerabilities."
blog  security  ntp  ipv6  firewall 
january 2016
StanfordPL/stoke-release: STOKE - a stochastic optimizer for x86_64 assembly
STOKE is a stochastic optimizer for the x86_64 instruction set. STOKE uses random search to explore the extremely high-dimensional space of all possible program transformations.
repo  assembly  performance  x86 
january 2016
OweFS - One-way encrypted filesystem. — OweFS 0.1a documentation
OweFS is quite different [from other encrypted filesystems]: it provides an encrypting FS that can only encrypt files and a decrypting FS to decrypt them.
site  software  filesystem  fuse  cryptography 
january 2016
A Beginner's Guide to Scaling to 11 Million+ Users on Amazon's AWS - High Scalability -
Simple AWS component choices as a site goes through user populations of 1, 10, ..., 10^6. It would be interesting to see this framework applied to other cloud providers' services.
blog  cloud  aws  scaling 
january 2016
How to C (as of 2016)
"This page assumes you are on a modern platform conforming to modern standards and you have no excessive legacy compatability requirements."
article  programming  c  c99  c11 
january 2016
P-H-C/phc-winner-argon2 · GitHub
"This is the reference C implementation of Argon2, the password-hashing function that won the Password Hashing Competition (PHC).
"You should use Argon2 whenever you need to hash passwords for credential storage, key derivation, or other applications."
site  software  password  hash  cryptography 
january 2016
Shielding your files with Reed-Solomon codes
"I did a quick implementation of a Reed-Solomon protected filesystem, using Python/FUSE bindings[.]"
software  filesystem  fuse  error  correcting  code  reed  solomon  storage 
january 2016
The Jacob’s Ladder of coding — Medium
Anecdotes and questions about climbing up and down the ladder of abstraction: Atari, ARM, demoscene, education, creative coding, community, seeking lightness, enlightenment & strange languages
blog  article  programming  clojure  forth  assembly 
december 2015
LaTeX Boilerplates · Plain-text Document Production System
The boilerplates leverage the powerful Pandoc to grab the content from YAML and Markdown files, populate a LATEX template, and output a high-quality PDF through XƎTEX.
site  latex  template  pandoc 
december 2015
RFC 3797 - Publicly Verifiable Nominations Committee (NomCom) Random Selection
This document describes a method for making random selections in such
a way that the unbiased nature of the choice is publicly verifiable.
rfc  algorithm  sortition  governance 
november 2015
PDFx - Extract metadata and URLs from PDFs, and download all referenced PDFs
A small Python utility that can inspect and act on PDF metadata.
software  python  pdf 
october 2015
compiler-dept/speck · GitHub
Speck is a small and fast unit testing framework for the C programming language, that helps you to keep track of your programs integrity throughout your development. It is provided as a set of just two source files that are copied into your project. There is also no need for extra scripts that generate your test code from a specification. Your specification is the test itself and it too is written in pure C.
software  c  test  unit 
october 2015
How to achieve low latency with 10Gbps Ethernet
... we are going to optimize our UDP application for latency. Fighting with latency is a great excuse to discuss modern features of multiqueue NICs. Some of the techniques covered here are also discussed in the scaling.txt kernel document.
blog  networking  performance  linux 
july 2015
How to build your own public key infrastructure
Cloud flare's experiences with TLS key management for internal services.
blog  ssl  deployment 
june 2015
RFC7464 JavaScript Object Notation Text Sequences
This document describes the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) text
sequence format and associated media type "application/json-seq". A
JSON text sequence consists of any number of JSON texts, all encoded
in UTF-8, each prefixed by an ASCII Record Separator (0x1E), and each
ending with an ASCII Line Feed character (0x0A).
rfc  json  logging 
march 2015
Programming Languages - Hyperpolyglot
Comparison site for various tools and languages.
site  programming  comparison  tools 
february 2015
Code Reformat Finished - OpenSSL Blog
Experience using GNU indent(1) to reformat a large, legacy codebase.
blog  software  engineering  indent 
february 2015
gorhill/uBlock · GitHub
An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean.
extension  firefox  safari  chrome  privacy 
january 2015
Fast Non-Standard Data Structures for Python
"Python provides great built-in types like dict, list, tuple and set; there are also array, collections, heapq modules in the standard library; this article is an overview of external lesser known packages with fast C/C++ based data structures usable from Python."
article  programming  python  data  structures 
january 2015
Systematizing Sales With Software And Processes
Integrating an application with CRM and group chat (with a bot) to create a sales process.
email  marketing  startup  web 
december 2014
Using Computer Modern on the web
Web fonts and CSS examples for the Computer Modern font family.
site  fonts  web  typography  css 
december 2014
Pipes and Filters
An essay on pipes, concluding with a Redis-based implementation of network pipes.
blog  shell  pipes  redis 
september 2014
Tea Timer – Stefan Scherfke
A useful timer widget for the MacOS dashboard.
software  dashboard  widget  timer 
july 2014
nathancahill/mimicdb · GitHub
Python module that proxies boot S3, building a local cache in Redis of S3 metadata.
software  python  aws  redis 
february 2014
Basic Lessons » www.scratchapixel.com
Introductory lessons in 3D graphics programming.
site  graphics  tutorial  howto 
september 2013
Go Object Oriented Design
Go is a thoroughly object-oriented language. It allows methods on any type we define, without any of the boxing/unboxing found in some other languages.
article  programming  golang 
september 2013
ChessBoardJS » Home
A JavaScript widget for generating a chess board.
site  software  chess  javascript 
july 2013
A Modern Space Cadet / Steve Losh
Advanced keyboard customizations, primarily for MacOS.
blog  keyboard  productivity  macos 
july 2013
Jonathan Block : Save your company's ass - Launch a standby "emergency mode" website today
One method for emergency web fallback (or maintenance page) on AWS.
blog  web  aws 
july 2013
RFC 6570 - URI Template
"A URI Template is a compact sequence of characters for describing a range of Uniform Resource Identifiers through variable expansion."
rfc  http  uri 
april 2013
3 things I set on new servers | Simon Holywell - Web developer in Brighton
"There are a number of things you can do to make a server more secure whilst protecting your hosted entities and their users. Here are just three of the many things I do on every new server I commission."
blog  apache  nginx  security 
april 2013
NumbaPro Monte Carlo Option Pricer
"Here, I’ll show how the NumbaPro module from Anaconda Accelerate can be used to parallelize a standard option pricing algorithm onto a GPU, giving a 14x speedup, using only a few extra lines of code."
blog  software  python  numeric  cuda 
april 2013
powelliptic/xiapply · GitHub
RT : I hate needing to manually re-remap Caps Lock every time I change keyboards:
from twitter
march 2013
sripathikrishnan/redis-rdb-tools · GitHub
Python-based Redis RDB file format library. Can analyze memory usage of keys, etc.
repo  redis  python  tools 
march 2013
dilshod/xlsx2csv · GitHub
"Converts xslx xml excel files to csv format. It is fast, and works for huge xlsx files." And works well enough to stop me from custom-coding a handler for each spreadsheet I get handed.
site  github  python  excel  csv  xlsx 
november 2012
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