Mar 2021

Mar 2 Microsoft: Chinese Cyberspies Used 4 Exchange Server Flaws to Plunder Emails (krebsonsecurity.com)
Mar 2 Payroll/HR Giant PrismHR Hit by Ransomware? (krebsonsecurity.com)
Mar 2 Things your manager might not know (jvns.ca)

Mar 1 Is Your Browser Extension a Botnet Backdoor? (krebsonsecurity.com)
Mar 1 Celebrating 10 years in Japan with the new AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Feb 2021

Feb 27 A Saturday waste of CPU cycles: building time_t values (rachelbythebay.com)
Feb 27 Measures of engineering impact. (lethain.com)

Feb 25 How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 25 Case study: How Akamai weathered a surge in capacity growth (increment.com)
Feb 25 How to build organizational resilience (increment.com)
Feb 25 Embrace your inner incident commander (increment.com)
Feb 25 Testing beyond coverage (increment.com)
Feb 25 Everything is broken, and it’s okay (increment.com)
Feb 25 Case study: Resilience as adaptability at Freshworks (increment.com)
Feb 25 Tracing a path to observability (increment.com)
Feb 25 Reliability at scale (increment.com)
Feb 25 Interview: Dr. David D. Woods (increment.com)
Feb 25 Open-source excursions: Optimizing for operational resiliency (increment.com)
Feb 25 Home sweet home network (increment.com)
Feb 25 The process: Implementing Yelp’s failover strategy (increment.com)
Feb 25 On adaptive capacity in incident response (increment.com)
Feb 25 Your brain on progress (increment.com)
Feb 25 Earth, wind, and solar fire (increment.com)
Feb 25 Trust is an enabling technology (increment.com)
Feb 25 Responsible development for the physical world (increment.com)
Feb 25 Chaotic good (increment.com)
Feb 25 Digital gardening at Exuberant Sketches. (lethain.com)

Feb 24 A little tool to make DNS queries (jvns.ca)
Feb 24 Boost sales in minutes with Afterpay on Stripe (stripe.com)

Feb 23 Call On Me: Interview with an Anonymous On-Call Engineer (logicmag.io)
Feb 23 Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 23 Building the future of computing, with your help (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 22 An incomplete list of complaints about real code (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 20 Stateless Kubernetes overlay networks with IPv6 (john-millikin.com)

Feb 19 Unfortunate things about performance reviews (rachelbythebay.com)
Feb 19 Mexican Politician Removed Over Alleged Ties to Romanian ATM Skimmer Gang (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 19 How much is your fear of continuous deployment costing you? (charity.wtf)
Feb 19 Questionable Advice: “How can I sniff out bad managers while interviewing for a job?” (charity.wtf)

Feb 17 U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 17 Self-publishing Staff Engineer. (lethain.com)

Feb 16 Specter in the Machine (logicmag.io)
Feb 16 Minimally Invasive (and More Accurate) Analytics: GoAccess and Athena/SQL (brandur.org)
Feb 16 Mailbag: Building alignment around a new strategy. (lethain.com)
Feb 16 Reliable osquery deployment for the paranoid (robertheaton.com)

Feb 15 Bluetooth Overlay Skimmer That Blocks Chip (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 15 Non-optimal engineer personas (yolken.net)
Feb 15 Mailbag: How to encourage good documents rather than perfect documents? (lethain.com)

Feb 12 Questionable Advice: Premature Senior Followup Q’s (charity.wtf)

Feb 10 What’s most interesting about the Florida water system hack? That we heard about it at all. (krebsonsecurity.com)

Feb 9 Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2021 Edition (krebsonsecurity.com)
Feb 9 Panopticons and Leviathans: Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. on Algorithmic Life (logicmag.io)
Feb 9 The curious case of the missing regretted attrition. (lethain.com)
Feb 9 I tried to fix it, and failed miserably (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 8 The ants and the pheromones (blog.acolyer.org)
Feb 8 Deleting Facebook (robertheaton.com)

Feb 5 Staff Engineer. (lethain.com)

Feb 4 Push some big numbers through your system and look for bugs (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 2 Decelerate Now (logicmag.io)

Feb 1 Ketting support for deprecation warnings (feeds.feedburner.com)
Feb 1 Why not create a StaffEng Slack or Discord? (lethain.com)
Feb 1 Golang: Some batteries not included (yolken.net)

Jan 2021

Jan 31 Your nines are not my nines (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 30 How to be a tech influencer. (lethain.com)

Jan 27 Offline Algorithms in Low-Frequency Trading (queue.acm.org)

Jan 26 The Fort Rodman Experiment (logicmag.io)
Jan 26 Enclaves in the Clouds (queue.acm.org)

Jan 24 Starting a job (yolken.net)
Jan 24 Make Boring Plans (www.elidedbranches.com)
Jan 24 Let's Play Global Thermonuclear Energy (queue.acm.org)

Jan 23 Questionable Advice: “How do I feel worthwhile as a manager when my people are doing all the implementing?” (charity.wtf)
Jan 23 Firecracker: start a VM in less than a second (jvns.ca)
Jan 23 Lurking bugs behind infrequently-executed code paths (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 22 DUM-E and U (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 20 Best Practice: Application Frameworks (queue.acm.org)
Jan 20 How to Make a Pencil (logicmag.io)

Jan 18 The Non-psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open-source Project (queue.acm.org)
Jan 18 HR is not your friend, and other things I think you should know (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 17 Great engineer onboarding (yolken.net)
Jan 17 Failing to make progress under excess request load (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 15 Feedback: music, bash, BSD, cattle/pets, and "the cloud" (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 14 Erlang's Process Identifiers and My Weekend Bug Hunting (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Jan 13 Under a Blood-red Flag (logicmag.io)
Jan 13 Decentralised content moderation (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 12 Server-sent events: a simple way to stream events from a server (jvns.ca)

Jan 10 How I made this blog (yolken.net)

Jan 8 Daily blog posts about my time at RC (jvns.ca)

Jan 7 Baleen Analytics (queue.acm.org)

Jan 6 Don't worry son, all your friends are weirdos too (robertheaton.com)

Jan 5 Geometric effects of certain system design choices (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 4 Building Better Technology Together: Audrey Eschright on Open Source and Organizing in Tech (logicmag.io)
Jan 4 Docker Compose: a nice way to set up a dev environment (jvns.ca)

Jan 2 URL shorteners set ad tracking cookies (ylukem.com)
Jan 2 How to present to executives. (lethain.com)
Jan 2 Quitting a new job (yolken.net)

Jan 1 Seamless file descriptor transfer between processes with pidfd and pidfd_getfd (medium.com)

Dec 2020

Dec 31 2020: Year in review (jvns.ca)
Dec 31 “Why are my tests so slow?” A list of likely suspects, anti-patterns, and unresolved personal trauma. (charity.wtf)
Dec 31 Putting the Casio F-91W band on an Apple Watch (jamesbvaughan.com)

Dec 30 Extending VSCode with WebAssembly (john-millikin.com)

Dec 29 Evictor Structures: Erin McElroy and Azad Amir-Ghassemi on Fighting Displacement (logicmag.io)

Dec 28 It turns out that Thunderbolt works now (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 25 Going into tech with a PhD (yolken.net)
Dec 25 WireGuard: great protocol, but skip the Mac app (rachelbythebay.com)
Dec 25 Songs, links, and books I've enjoyed in 2020 (ylukem.com)

Dec 24 How to do an architecture interview (yolken.net)

Dec 22 Catalina: instead of fix, package contained chime (rachelbythebay.com)
Dec 22 Inside the Whale: An Interview with an Anonymous Amazonian (logicmag.io)

Dec 17 Lines of Sight (logicmag.io)
Dec 17 From Schooling to Space: Eight Predictions on How Technology Will Continue to Change Our Lives in the Coming Year (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Dec 16 COVID-19 Teaching Experience: 17-313 Foundations of Software Engineering (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Dec 15 Stripe’s payments APIs: the first ten years (stripe.com)

Dec 14 Always-on Time-series Database: Keeping Up Where There's No Way to Catch Up (queue.acm.org)
Dec 14 An overview of end-to-end entity resolution for big data (blog.acolyer.org)

Dec 13 Listening to phone calls with stock consumer devices (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 12 Notes on cross-compiling Rust (john-millikin.com)
Dec 12 Feedback: errors, filesystems, magic numbers, and more (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 10 On the whole CentOS thing (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 9 More ways for Connect platforms to move money within Canada (stripe.com)

Dec 8 Strengthening our commitment to Australia (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Dec 8 Bias in word embeddings (blog.acolyer.org)
Dec 8 COVID-19 Teaching Experience: Agile (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Dec 7 retvals, terrible teaching, and admitting we have a problem (rachelbythebay.com)

Dec 6 How tech acquisitions work (yolken.net)

Dec 5 How I write useful programming comics (jvns.ca)

Dec 3 Introducing Stripe Treasury (stripe.com)

Dec 2 Using Bloom filters to efficiently synchronise hash graphs (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 1 Feature Casualties of Large Databases (brandur.org)
Dec 1 Stripe Capital is now available for platforms (stripe.com)

Nov 2020

Nov 30 An attempt at implementing char-rnn with PyTorch (jvns.ca)
Nov 30 Seeing is believing: a client-centric specification of database isolation (blog.acolyer.org)

Nov 29 Transformative tools (yolken.net)

Nov 27 My list of magic numbers for your turkey day enjoyment (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 25 Buying a first home (robertheaton.com)

Nov 23 Everything VPN is New Again (queue.acm.org)
Nov 23 Elle: inferring isolation anomalies from experimental observations (blog.acolyer.org)

Nov 22 Battery Day (queue.acm.org)
Nov 22 New zine: Hell Yes! CSS! (jvns.ca)
Nov 22 Driving Cultural Change Through Software Choices (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 20 Shifting to a remote mindset (increment.com)
Nov 20 A theory of AI and remote co-creativity (increment.com)
Nov 20 Differential Privacy: The Pursuit of Protections by Default (queue.acm.org)

Nov 19 How the Seahawks are using a data lake to improve their game (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Nov 19 Understanding Climate Change Using High Performance Computing and Machine Learning (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Nov 19 This message cannot be pasted into the Signal app (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 18 Day 8: Start with something that works (jvns.ca)
Nov 18 Kabin Fever (queue.acm.org)
Nov 18 Feedback: UIs, Mac pains, hardware, teaching and octal (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 18 New courses on distributed systems and elliptic curve cryptography (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 16 Ok Google: please publish your DKIM secret keys (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)
Nov 16 Decentralized Computing (queue.acm.org)
Nov 16 Achieving 100Gbps intrusion prevention on a single server (blog.acolyer.org)

Nov 15 How do you write simple explanations without sounding condescending? (jvns.ca)

Nov 12 HTTP/2 Push is dead (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 11 The Time I Stole $10,000 from Bell Labs (queue.acm.org)

Nov 10 A Second Conversation with Werner Vogels (queue.acm.org)

Nov 9 Virtual consensus in Delos (blog.acolyer.org)

Nov 7 A new way I'm getting feedback on my zines: beta readers! (jvns.ca)

Nov 6 I'm doing another Recurse Center batch! (jvns.ca)

Nov 5 Using all-Apple Thunderbolt hardware to kill my MacBook (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 4 BPF binaries: BTF, CO-RE, and the future of BPF perf tools (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 2 Grüezi Schwiiz! Bonjour la Suisse! Buongiorno Svizzera! An AWS Region comes to Switzerland (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Nov 2 Helios: hyperscale indexing for the cloud & edge (part II) (blog.acolyer.org)
Nov 2 It can’t be for nothing: notes from The Last of Us Part 2 (robertheaton.com)

Nov 1 Questionable Advice: The Trap of The Premature Senior (charity.wtf)

Oct 2020

Oct 28 A few things I've learned about email marketing (jvns.ca)

Oct 27 Sharp tools for emergencies and the --clowntown flag (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 27 Type in the exact number of machines to proceed (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 27 European payment methods available worldwide in minutes, not months (stripe.com)

Oct 26 ninja: a simple way to do builds (jvns.ca)
Oct 26 Helios: hyperscale indexing for the cloud & edge – part 1 (blog.acolyer.org)

Oct 21 Violating monotonic time expectations on Mojave (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 21 Books that shaped my leadership and management (www.jayshirley.com)

Oct 19 The case for a learned sorting algorithm (blog.acolyer.org)

Oct 18 Feedback: TCP lag, Mac crashes, site code, and octal dates (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 17 Apple really sucks at Thunderbolt 3, apparently (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 15 Waypoint (medium.com)
Oct 15 40 milliseconds of latency that just would not go away (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 15 Swap, swap, swap, and bad places to work (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 15 How to keep up with newsletters (ylukem.com)
Oct 15 Introducing new tools for managing fraud workflows in Radar for Fraud Teams (stripe.com)

Oct 14 Unifying the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)
Oct 14 Cross-border payouts are now available in beta (stripe.com)

Oct 13 Binpacking little things onto big things with PAE (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 11 Rust after the honeymoon (dtrace.org)

Oct 8 What Working At Stripe Has Been Like (www.kalzumeus.com)
Oct 8 New Dashboard features to save you time (stripe.com)

Oct 7 Remembering a classic "time travel" bug (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 4 Protests and Power (idlewords.com)

Oct 3 Thunderbolt 3 dock plus 2020 MacBook equals crash (rachelbythebay.com)
Oct 3 On Call Shouldn’t Suck: A Guide For Managers (charity.wtf)

Oct 1 Ringbahn III: A deeper dive into drivers (without.boats)

Sep 2020

Sep 30 Revisiting a 'smaller Rust' (without.boats)

Sep 29 Battery Day (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 29 Another RCE vulnerability in KensingtonWorks (robertheaton.com)
Sep 29 Writing a book: is it worth it? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 25 Answers to a reader's questions about bits of tech (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 22 The Management Flywheel (www.elidedbranches.com)
Sep 22 iou version 0.3 released (without.boats)
Sep 22 I got married and had kids so you don't have to (robertheaton.com)

Sep 21 Just how many people do we need doing that job, anyway? (rachelbythebay.com)
Sep 21 Snackwatch: when credit card readers land at the office (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 20 On the use of a life (www.daemonology.net)
Sep 20 How a hypothetical learning project might evolve (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 15 Rewriting the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)

Sep 14 Reinventing virtualization with the AWS Nitro System (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Sep 14 Things to know about engineering levels (charity.wtf)

Sep 13 Discovering the hypocrisy gap in reliability the hard way (rachelbythebay.com)

Sep 10 We built Checkout so you don’t have to (stripe.com)

Sep 9 Ketting v6: Using Hypermedia APIs with React (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 8 The Automated CIO (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 6 If Management Isn’t A Promotion, Then Engineering Isn’t A Demotion (charity.wtf)

Sep 5 Just because it's there doesn't mean you should use it (rachelbythebay.com)
Sep 5 All 49 songs from A.G. Cook’s 7G, ranked (ylukem.com)

Sep 3 Effective Political Giving (idlewords.com)

Sep 2 What is your take on checking return values? (rachelbythebay.com)
Sep 2 Questionable Advice: War Rooms? Really?!? (charity.wtf)

Sep 1 Now Go Build - Season 2 (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Aug 2020

Aug 27 Clojure from the ground up: polymorphism (aphyr.com)

Aug 23 Libraries and dependencies I'm willing to take (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 22 Wizard Zines' first print run: Help! I have a Manager! (jvns.ca)

Aug 18 Implementing 'focus and reply' for Fastmail with JMAP (jvns.ca)

Aug 17 Baking those potatoes with microservices and vendors (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 17 Bash Redirection Fun With Descriptors (medium.com)

Aug 16 Reader feedback: leetcode, HSTS, and more on Unix files (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 15 We are a spectrum of jobs, not just one (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 13 File handling in Unix: tips, traps and outright badness (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 12 Attack of the week: Voice calls in LTE (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)
Aug 12 Some possible future zines (jvns.ca)
Aug 12 Programming Projects for Advanced Beginners #7: Auto-project-builder (robertheaton.com)

Aug 10 Some more CSS comics (jvns.ca)
Aug 10 Tripping over the potholes in too many libraries (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 10 Thoughts on recent world events and writing about tech (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 9 Tracks: August 2020 (ylukem.com)

Aug 8 Sara Huddleston on the Latino Vote in Iowa (idlewords.com)

Aug 6 First impressions of Rust (john-millikin.com)
Aug 6 Video: Building a Promise from scratch! (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 6 Propane: an experimental generator syntax for Rust (without.boats)

Aug 5 File Descriptor Transfer over Unix Domain Sockets (medium.com)
Aug 5 What is an advanced beginner? (robertheaton.com)

Aug 2 Tactical Challenges In Hiring Junior Engineers (medium.com)

Jul 2020

Jul 26 PFAB #19: Working with raw bytes (robertheaton.com)

Jul 24 Establish proof of existence, then do it again (www.jayshirley.com)

Jul 23 Balance and mental health (blog.amynguyen.net)

Jul 22 Using Apple Mail with Gmail leaks your IP address (ylukem.com)

Jul 21 Exploring Ruby with clangd (blog.jez.io)

Jul 19 Problem diagnoses (ylukem.com)

Jul 16 Shipping Const Generics in 2020 (without.boats)

Jul 15 The OS Classics (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Jul 15 Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud, 2nd Edition (www.brendangregg.com)

Jul 14 Write More (medium.com)

Jul 12 Post-Commit Reviews (medium.com)

Jul 10 Why is Signal asking users to set a PIN, or “A few thoughts on Secure Value Recovery” (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)
Jul 10 The journey to modern manufacturing with AWS (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jul 5 Electrolytes (ylukem.com)

Jul 2 Ringbahn II: the central state machine (without.boats)

Jul 1 Management by walking around, Remotely. (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 2020

Jun 24 Alyse Galvin on Coronavirus in Alaska (idlewords.com)

Jun 20 A Satisfactory Way of Building (aphyr.com)

Jun 19 Apple gave me the “Hey” treatment in 2014 (ylukem.com)

Jun 15 I tweet every time I spend money (ylukem.com)

Jun 13 A Tale of Two 3D Printers (and all additive manufacturing processes) (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 10 Publishing my bookmarks (ylukem.com)
Jun 10 Two Memory Bugs From Ringbahn (without.boats)

Jun 8 Futures and Segmented Stacks (without.boats)

Jun 7 Linkers & Ruby C Extensions (blog.jez.io)
Jun 7 Learning more about lacto-fermentation (ylukem.com)
Jun 7 Search Down the Stack (blog.jez.io)

Jun 5 No more pink mustache (rachelbythebay.com)

Jun 3 The singular urgency of Ava DuVernay’s 13th (dtrace.org)

May 2020

May 31 Some new FreeBSD/EC2 features: EFS automount and ebsnvme-id (www.daemonology.net)

May 30 Not After : May 30 10:48:38 2020 GMT (rachelbythebay.com)

May 28 ECMAScript 4: The missing version (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 27 Ringbahn: a safe, ergonomic API for io-uring in Rust (without.boats)

May 25 Size Matters (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 23 Setting the story straight on quite a few issues (rachelbythebay.com)
May 23 Just some red flags. No big deal. Just ignore them. (rachelbythebay.com)

May 22 My new FreeBSD Laptop: Dell Latitude 7390 (www.daemonology.net)

May 20 Infra teams: good, bad, or none at all (rachelbythebay.com)

May 14 Life during the coronavirus pandemic (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 11 Whacker News updated for 2020 (rachelbythebay.com)

May 10 Responses to reader feedback (rachelbythebay.com)

May 9 Product for Internal Platforms (www.elidedbranches.com)

May 7 Old box, dumb code, few thousand connections, no big deal (rachelbythebay.com)
May 7 A bunch of rants about cloud-induced damage (rachelbythebay.com)

May 6 Notes on io-uring (without.boats)

May 5 A funeral home copes with the surge during the coronavirus pandemic (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 4 Boston Globe staff photographer Erin Clark named Feature Photography Pulitzer finalist for 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 3 Where is the high bandwidth internet for the masses? (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 1 Bad times in corporate wireless networks (rachelbythebay.com)
May 1 If you're hiring, be forthcoming about the dev experience (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 2020

Apr 30 Rolling out the "push train" (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 29 Moving fleet software releases to a massively sharded scheme (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 28 Boiling the machines when they really needed to just chill (rachelbythebay.com)
Apr 28 Reaffirming our commitment to Italy: Introducing the AWS Europe (Milan) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Apr 28 Confermando il nostro impegno in Italia: Apertura della Regione AWS Europe (Milano) (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 25 Releasing software to the fleet far too quickly broke stuff (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 22 Continuing our investment in Africa: Introducing the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 21 An update on a pre-registered result about the coronavirus (www.kalzumeus.com)
Apr 21 Dropping hashes: an idiom used to demonstrate provenance of documents (www.kalzumeus.com)
Apr 21 J.D. Scholten on Coronavirus in Iowa (idlewords.com)

Apr 19 Building a PC, Part IX: Downsizing (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 18 Hacking together a USB-C charger for a cheap Chromebook (blog.filippo.io)
Apr 18 The Art of Automation (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 15 A generic middleware pattern in Typescript (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 14 When scaling your workload is a matter of saving lives (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Apr 13 The problem of effects in Rust (without.boats)

Apr 12 Bored? How about trying a Linux speed run? (rachelbythebay.com)

Apr 11 Photos: One day on the front lines of COVID-19 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 8 High Performance MySQL (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Apr 7 Hire Alice Goldfuss (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Apr 7 A brief apology of Ok-Wrapping (without.boats)

Apr 6 From failure to Fehler (without.boats)

Apr 5 Let's All Wear A Mask (idlewords.com)

Apr 4 Globe staff photos of the month, March 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 3 Does Zoom use end-to-end encryption? (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)

Apr 1 What constitutes a vulnerability? (without.boats)

Mar 2020

Mar 26 Wireless audio sync on Apple TV kills Mac AirPlay audio (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 26 The Working Group's White paper on Japan and covid-19 (www.kalzumeus.com)

Mar 23 We Need A Massive Surveillance Program (idlewords.com)

Mar 19 Common no-cors misconceptions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 17 Curveball - March updates (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 15 Install Go tools from modules with brew-gomod (blog.filippo.io)

Mar 14 Stay Home (aphyr.com)

Mar 12 The SOC2 Starting Seven (latacora.micro.blog)
Mar 12 waitmap - an async awaitable map (without.boats)

Mar 11 Work in the Time of Corona (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Mar 11 Silly benchmarks on completely untuned server code (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 10 What is the unique value proposition of selling honey? (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 8 The Life of a Data Byte (blog.jessfraz.com)
Mar 8 LISA2019 Linux Systems Performance (www.brendangregg.com)

Mar 7 We have to talk about this Python, Gunicorn, Gevent thing (rachelbythebay.com)
Mar 7 Polar plungers: Photos of Ice Swimming in New England (www.bostonglobe.com)

Mar 6 EARN IT is a direct attack on end-to-end encryption (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)
Mar 6 Popular posts from leaky bug-tracking systems (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 4 Globe staff photos of the month, February 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Mar 4 Mind those emoji if you're working at this place (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 2 Pondering the reasons why you should work somewhere (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 2020

Feb 27 Curveball - A typescript microframework (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 26 Power to the People (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 22 Commentary on “Stop Using Encrypted Email” (john-millikin.com)

Feb 21 Typescript is changing how I write code (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 19 Stop Using Encrypted Email (latacora.micro.blog)

Feb 18 Implementing an opaque type in typescript (feeds.feedburner.com)
Feb 18 Pushing files around with silly and unusual methods (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 12 Sorbet Does Not Have FixMe Comments (blog.jez.io)

Feb 11 Use a:visited in your CSS stylesheet (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 10 Oh, don't worry, I've screwed up plenty of things too (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 9 Trying to sneak in a sketchy .so over the weekend (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 8 The tools you'd miss if you left a company (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 7 Trying to be too (io)nice created a "killer" directory (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 4 Hacking the 'scope from a distant land (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 1 Globe staff photos of the month, January 2020 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 2020

Jan 31 A brief Brexit lament (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 30 How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Jan 27 Locking down the Instance Metadata Service: Announcing imds-filterd (www.daemonology.net)

Jan 26 Best of 2019 in Tech Talks (medium.com)

Jan 23 Troubleshooting shell scripts that grew slower with age (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 17 Network booted, home initialized (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 15 Newsletter (ylukem.com)

Jan 11 Japan 2020 trip notes (blog.amynguyen.net)

Jan 5 What is the random oracle model and why should you care? (Part 5) (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)
Jan 5 Intersection Types in Sorbet are Surprisingly Common (blog.jez.io)

Jan 3 2019 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jan 2 Globe staff photos of the month, December 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jan 2 Performance testing HTTP/1.1 vs HTTP/2 vs HTTP/2 + Server Push for REST APIs (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 1 Fast and maintainable patterns for fetching from a database (sophiebits.com)
Jan 1 A decade in review in Tech (medium.com)

Dec 2019

Dec 29 What makes type checking Ruby hard? (blog.jez.io)

Dec 25 Taking too much slack out of the rubber band (rachelbythebay.com)
Dec 25 Instagram advertisements (ylukem.com)
Dec 25 RFC-365 (write.as)

Dec 24 RFC-364 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-363 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-362 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-361 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-360 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-359 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-358 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-357 (write.as)
Dec 24 RFC-356 (write.as)

Dec 22 BPF Theremin, Tetris, and Typewriters (www.brendangregg.com)

Dec 10 The power of relationships in data (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Dec 8 Can end-to-end encrypted systems detect child sexual abuse imagery? (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)

Dec 6 Globe staff photos of the month, November 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Dec 5 AWS's HPC leadership recognized by industry experts with HPCwire awards (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Dec 4 The Siege of Carrie Lam (idlewords.com)

Dec 2 The soul of a new computer company (dtrace.org)
Dec 2 Born in a Garage (blog.jessfraz.com)
Dec 2 BPF: A New Type of Software (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 2019

Nov 30 That packet looks familiar, and that one, and that one... (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 29 Resolving a minor turkey day networking mystery (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 29 Reinventing the wheel when encoding links in JSON (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 22 Ketting v5 released (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 17 Yuzu marmalade (ylukem.com)
Nov 17 Some notes on userspace routing (www.daemonology.net)

Nov 16 Utter frustration with the eval board's tech support (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 15 Creating the notion of preview and runout modes for a service (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 14 The day when starting a receiver fixed the transmitter (rachelbythebay.com)
Nov 14 Global Executors (without.boats)

Nov 13 Globe staff photos of the month, October 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Nov 13 Just how fast is too fast when it comes to web requests? (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 12 Control systems, yes, but we have to learn to crawl first (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 11 How I Keep Up With Concerts (jamesbvaughan.com)

Nov 9 Microphones with tattle lights and passive wearables (rachelbythebay.com)

Nov 8 iou: Rust bindings for liburing (without.boats)

Nov 1 Sorcerer's apprentice mode and busting ghosts (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 2019

Oct 31 ¡Hola España! An AWS Region is coming to Spain! (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Oct 30 Research update for 2019 (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 28 Building awaitable and fluent interfaces in Javascript (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 28 Tether: The Story So Far (www.kalzumeus.com)

Oct 25 A push gone very wrong in the name of what, exactly? (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 24 React Conf: “Building a Custom React Renderer” (sophiebits.com)

Oct 21 Better typing with Ketting (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 21 Fresh pcaps, free for the asking (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 17 Better Canadian poll aggregation (www.daemonology.net)

Oct 16 Act locally, connect globally with IoT and edge computing (www.allthingsdistributed.com)
Oct 16 Asynchronous Destructors (without.boats)

Oct 15 Canadian poll aggregators suck (www.daemonology.net)
Oct 15 Two kernel mysteries and the most technical talk I've ever seen (www.brendangregg.com)

Oct 14 Engineers without borders, silos, and vendor walls (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 13 How safe is Apple’s Safe Browsing? (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)

Oct 6 Break before make, abstractions, and sleazy ISPs (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 4 Structured headers NPM package: new version (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 4 Look out for the second 2019 GPS week number rollover (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 3 Shenanigans in the microkitchen (rachelbythebay.com)

Oct 2 Authentication relation types (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 2 Globe staff photos of the month, September 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 1 Typescript definitions for HAL and Link Hints (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2019

Sep 29 “Working with me” / README template for individual contributors (blog.amynguyen.net)
Sep 29 Testing in Production: the hard parts (medium.com)

Sep 24 Looking back at the Snowden revelations (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)

Sep 18 The end of the HTTP series (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 12 The Rise of the Electric Scooter (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 10 Tales from Firmware Camp (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 10 511 Network Authentication Required (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 9 Globe staff photos of the month, August 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 8 Started sharing screenshots at luke.cat (ylukem.com)

Sep 5 510 Not Extended (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 2019

Aug 30 508 Loop Detected (feeds.feedburner.com)
Aug 30 A Week With No Tear Gas (idlewords.com)

Aug 29 august29 (ylukem.com)
Aug 29 Mixed-Cluster Versioning: A Story of Capabilities, Erlang and Riak (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 28 Accidentally Quadratic Constant Folding (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Aug 28 Modern applications at AWS (www.allthingsdistributed.com)

Aug 20 Electric Geek Transportation Systems (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 16 A Walk In Hong Kong (idlewords.com)
Aug 16 Implementing Coordination Free Convergence of Data for Edge Computing (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 14 Transactional Memory and Tech Hype Waves (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 13 Motivating CRDTs for the Edge (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Aug 8 How We Keep Learning (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Aug 7 Doubling the Sorting Speed of Postgres Network Types with Abbreviated Keys (brandur.org)

Aug 6 Globe staff photos of the month, July 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Aug 5 My take on a BSD/386 filesystem's contents in 1995 (rachelbythebay.com)

Aug 2 Possibly timely items from my reliability list (rachelbythebay.com)
Aug 2 Some items from my "reliability list" (rachelbythebay.com)

Jul 2019

Jul 31 Ex-Joyeur (dtrace.org)

Jul 30 Surgery on Code from the Command Line (blog.jez.io)
Jul 30 Photos of the country’s only traveling youth circus (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jul 24 How (not) to sign a JSON object (latacora.micro.blog)

Jul 23 The Business Executive's Guide to Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jul 18 Efficient Go APIs with the mid-stack inliner (blog.filippo.io)

Jul 17 The PGP Problem (latacora.micro.blog)
Jul 17 Notes on a smaller Rust (without.boats)

Jul 15 BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability (book) (www.brendangregg.com)

Jul 10 Linux Observability with BPF (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jul 2 Globe staff photos of the month, June 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jun 2019

Jun 27 Recent photos of the ongoing migrant struggle (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jun 27 Figuring out the future of distributed data systems (interview) (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jun 25 How Discount Brokerages Make Money (www.kalzumeus.com)

Jun 21 On Programming Language Choice (blog.jez.io)

Jun 20 Recreating the OFFF by Night opening shot in Houdini (seenaburns.com)

Jun 19 Notes on Continuations (blog.jez.io)

Jun 16 A Debugger for Bash in Six Lines of Bash (blog.jez.io)

Jun 11 Improving CLIs with isatty (blog.jez.io)

Jun 5 How does Apple (privately) find your offline devices? (blog.cryptographyengineering.com)

Jun 4 Sequences: A Modest, Contra-garden Travel Project (brandur.org)
Jun 4 Standard ML in Travis CI (blog.jez.io)

Jun 3 Globe staff photos of the month, May 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 2019

May 30 An Exercise Program for the Fat Web (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 28 Building a Robust Live Reloader with WebSockets and Go (brandur.org)
May 28 Automating My Todo with GitHub and Twilio (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
May 28 Update on await syntax (without.boats)

May 25 Stateful Serverless: Critical Sections with Azure Durable Functions (christophermeiklejohn.com)

May 24 Some of the best sports photos in Boston history (www.bostonglobe.com)

May 23 Introduction to Stateful Serverless: key-value database with Azure Durable Entities (christophermeiklejohn.com)

May 19 Profiling in Haskell for a 10x Speedup (blog.jez.io)

May 18 Using Ed25519 signing keys for encryption (blog.filippo.io)

May 16 Zero Cost Abstractions (without.boats)

May 15 Corollary to the Hard Thing about Hard Things (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 12 OPP (Other People's Problems) (www.elidedbranches.com)

May 9 may9 (ylukem.com)

May 8 Why open source firmware is important for security (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 6 A final proposal for await syntax (without.boats)

May 5 Video Game Probability #1: How to Grow 5 Golden Crops in Stardew Valley (blog.amynguyen.net)
May 5 Video Game Probability: Introduction (blog.amynguyen.net)

May 2 Globe staff photos of the month, April 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 2019

Apr 26 YOW! 2018 Cloud Performance Root Cause Analysis at Netflix (www.brendangregg.com)

Apr 23 Challenge Accepted: Transposit (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 22 Spring blossoms (www.bostonglobe.com)

Apr 20 Software I like (2019) (ylukem.com)
Apr 20 Using Fault-Injection to Evolve a Reliable Broadcast Protocol (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Apr 17 Wrote some ARM (seenaburns.com)

Apr 15 2019 Boston Marathon (www.bostonglobe.com)
Apr 15 Questions I'd Ask My Cloud Provider (blog.jessfraz.com)
Apr 15 eee1efe6-cff4-4726-a7e2-e424c69ffde4 (ylukem.com)
Apr 15 for await loops (Part I) (without.boats)

Apr 13 april1319 (ylukem.com)

Apr 12 Walk with Alex (ylukem.com)

Apr 10 A Career Development Methodology (www.jayshirley.com)

Apr 9 Leadership CI (blog.jessfraz.com)
Apr 9 How to Get Into SRE (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Apr 8 The Truth Seekers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 7 Airplane packing list (blog.amynguyen.net)

Apr 2 Globe staff photos of the month, March 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Apr 2 A Go implementation of Poly1305 that makes sense (blog.filippo.io)

Mar 2019

Mar 26 mar2619 (ylukem.com)

Mar 25 Thoughts on Conway's Law and the software stack (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 24 Digging into RISC-V and how I learn new things (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 21 Defining a Distinguished Engineer (blog.jessfraz.com)
Mar 21 Another successful prediction? (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 18 What Working At Stripe Has Been Like (www.kalzumeus.com)

Mar 17 An Enigma, unikernels booting on RISC-V, a rack encased in liquid. OH MY. (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 15 Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction (www.bostonglobe.com)

Mar 8 Applied Monotonicity: A Brief History of CRDTs in Riak (christophermeiklejohn.com)

Mar 7 Function Dispatch Tables in C (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)
Mar 7 "Oh What a Strange Month it has Been" (rachelbythebay.com)

Mar 2 Globe staff photos of the month, February 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Mar 2 I moved to amy.dev (blog.amynguyen.net)
Mar 2 52cbc87c-2f2b-485c-89de-469f26f11e32 (ylukem.com)
Mar 2 Trust and Integrity (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 2019

Feb 28 Government. Medicine. Capitalism? (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 26 Service X, Destroyer of Worlds (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 25 Books I Recommend (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 23 From the File Vault: Pharmy Tales (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 19 Reflections on SGX (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 18 Generators II: The Question Mark Problem (without.boats)

Feb 17 LD_PRELOAD: The Hero We Need and Deserve (blog.jessfraz.com)
Feb 17 The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 16 FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available (www.daemonology.net)

Feb 14 Infinite loops and doomed machines (rachelbythebay.com)

Feb 13 Smartphone society (www.bostonglobe.com)
Feb 13 The New Golden Age of Building with Soul (blog.jessfraz.com)
Feb 13 The Firmware and Hardware Rabbit Hole (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 12 Secret Design Docs: Multi-Tenant Orchestrator (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 11 Reflecting on The Soul of a New Machine (dtrace.org)
Feb 11 Generators I: Toward a minimum viable product (without.boats)

Feb 6 What would it take to start my own company the way I want to? (blog.amynguyen.net)
Feb 6 Highlights from the Patriots Super Bowl parade (www.bostonglobe.com)

Feb 4 SortSupport: Sorting in Postgres at Speed (brandur.org)
Feb 4 Super Bowl LIII: Patriots vs. Rams (www.bostonglobe.com)

Feb 3 A month in the office (www.jayshirley.com)

Feb 2 Globe staff photos of the month, January 2019 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 2019

Jan 31 Deliberately skipping encryption for business purposes (rachelbythebay.com)

Jan 29 100 years ago, Boston’s North End was hit by a deadly wave of molasses (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 28 On Being A Principal Engineer (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jan 21 For the Love of Pipes (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 15 Data structures to name-drop when you want to sound smart in an interview (blog.amynguyen.net)

Jan 13 The Life of a GitHub Action (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 11 The Waker API II: waking across threads (without.boats)

Jan 7 mkcert: valid HTTPS certificates for localhost (blog.filippo.io)
Jan 7 The Waker API I: what does a waker do? (without.boats)

Jan 5 Moving to another country (blog.amynguyen.net)
Jan 5 The best Boston Globe staff photos of 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 4 Globe staff photos of the month, December 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Jan 2 A double diagnosis — cancer while poor (www.bostonglobe.com)
Jan 2 Needlepoint (aphyr.com)
Jan 2 Thumbnailing in Isolate: Background workers in Electron (seenaburns.com)

Jan 1 Learn eBPF Tracing: Tutorial and Examples (www.brendangregg.com)

Dec 2018

Dec 29 Oh, what a year it’s been (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Dec 27 2018 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Dec 26 The year 2018 in pictures: Part II (www.bostonglobe.com)
Dec 26 The year 2018 in pictures: Part I (www.bostonglobe.com)
Dec 26 The many ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2 (www.daemonology.net)

Dec 25 Why review code? (sophiebits.com)

Dec 21 Enabling `perf` in Kubernetes with Docker’s default seccomp profile (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Dec 17 A EULA in FOSS clothing? (dtrace.org)

Dec 16 Organizational Debt (without.boats)

Dec 15 Open source confronts its midlife crisis (dtrace.org)

Dec 12 How To Make HTTP Requests In Elm (jamesbvaughan.com)

Dec 5 Globe staff photos of the month, November 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Dec 5 Wherefore art thou Romio? (without.boats)

Dec 4 Metrics by proxy (sophiebits.com)

Dec 3 Yak shaving and fixing (sophiebits.com)
Dec 3 Voice (sophiebits.com)

Nov 2018

Nov 30 Keeping tradition of the hunt alive (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 26 Chaos at the US border in Mexico (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 23 I hate manager READMEs (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 20 The Emperor's Old Clothes (www.jayshirley.com)

Nov 17 When is someone ready to manage managers? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 16 The deadly Camp Fire in California (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 11 100th anniversary of the end of WWI (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 8 FlameScope Pattern Recognition (www.brendangregg.com)
Nov 8 Making progress in await syntax (without.boats)

Nov 5 You might not need Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 4 Applicable Uses of the XOR Operator (www.eclairbytes.com)
Nov 4 Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)

Nov 2 Anchored and Uniform Paths (without.boats)

Nov 1 SRE School: No Haunted Forests (john-millikin.com)

Oct 2018

Oct 31 Red Sox 2018 World Series victory parade (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 31 Shifgrethor IV: Tracing (without.boats)

Oct 29 React Conf: “React Today and Tomorrow” (sophiebits.com)
Oct 29 Red Sox win the 2018 World Series (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 29 World Series: Game 4, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 27 World Series: Game 3, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 25 World Series: Game 2, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 25 World Series: Game 1, Red Sox vs. Dodgers (www.bostonglobe.com)

Oct 24 4 Steps to Finding the Right Deep Learning Model (medium.com)
Oct 24 Shifgrethor III: Rooting (without.boats)

Oct 22 What does Stack Overflow want to be when it grows up? (feeds.feedburner.com)
Oct 22 Shifgrethor II: Notes on tracing garbage collectors (without.boats)

Oct 20 Lessons on exec from 4:40pm on a friday (seenaburns.com)

Oct 19 Japan's Hometown Tax (www.kalzumeus.com)
Oct 19 Why we host conference talk dry runs (sophiebits.com)

Oct 16 The hard parts of talking about open source (without.boats)
Oct 16 Shifgrethor I: Garbage collection as a Rust library (without.boats)

Oct 15 How to Manage Connections Efficiently in Postgres, or Any Database (brandur.org)

Oct 11 Spend less time estimating, more time shipping. (www.jayshirley.com)

Oct 9 New crate: pin-cell (without.boats)

Oct 8 bpftrace (DTrace 2.0) for Linux 2018 (www.brendangregg.com)

Oct 5 Assessing software engineering candidates (dtrace.org)

Oct 3 Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018 (www.bostonglobe.com)
Oct 3 Should KubeCon be double-blind? (dtrace.org)

Oct 2 Scenes from the aftermath of Indonesia’s earthquake, tsunami (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 2018

Sep 30 Analyzing a simple encryption scheme using GitHub SSH keys (latacora.micro.blog)

Sep 29 The relative performance of C and Rust (dtrace.org)

Sep 26 On making connections (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 25 The world, the stage, the way ahead (www.bostonglobe.com)

Sep 22 Engineering Productivity (www.elidedbranches.com)

Sep 21 There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 18 From Scratch: AI Balancing Act in 50 Lines of Python (medium.com)

Sep 10 Touch-to-operate password-store with YubiKey 4 (blog.filippo.io)
Sep 10 Thinking about names, as well as scuba diving (without.boats)

Aug 2018

Aug 31 Thoughts on the new State of Devops report (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Aug 28 A Missing Link in Postgres 11: Fast Column Creation with Defaults (brandur.org)

Aug 22 Another look at the pinning API (without.boats)
Aug 22 Movie Director Genders (jamesbvaughan.com)

Aug 8 ROCA vs. ROBOT: An Eternal Golden Braid (latacora.micro.blog)

Aug 6 cout (www.eclairbytes.com)

Aug 5 (More) Effective Go (john-millikin.com)

Aug 4 Error Beneath the WAVs (john-millikin.com)

Aug 3 The default OpenSSH key encryption is worse than plaintext (latacora.micro.blog)

Jul 2018

Jul 30 Why I Ripped The Same CD 300 Times (john-millikin.com)

Jul 29 Delegation: When being helpful is actually hurting (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jul 24 My experience with the Rust 2018 preview (without.boats)

Jul 23 Signing my git commits without GPG (without.boats)

Jul 20 Tweeting for 10,000 Years: An Experiment in Autonomous Software (brandur.org)

Jul 18 Factoring the Noise protocol matrix (latacora.micro.blog)
Jul 18 Concurrent Programming in ML: A Race (blog.jez.io)

Jul 14 How to port your OS to EC2 (www.daemonology.net)

Jul 5 Silly pickle tricks: self-uncompressing pickles (latacora.micro.blog)

Jul 2 Migrating Isolate to ReasonML + React (seenaburns.com)
Jul 2 Effective gRPC (john-millikin.com)

Jun 2018

Jun 30 Evaluating the Evaluation: A Benchmarking Checklist (www.brendangregg.com)

Jun 21 Loud subshells (latacora.micro.blog)

Jun 14 Installing and Using Wireguard, obviously with containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 12 A Child’s Garden of Inter-Service Authentication Schemes (latacora.micro.blog)

Jun 10 Predictability creates inclusive teams (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 9 Hiring (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jun 8 Living APIs, and the Case for GraphQL (brandur.org)

Jun 7 Talks (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 4 Async Methods II: object safety (without.boats)

May 2018

May 31 Prefer .then() over .catch() (blog.jez.io)
May 31 Linux bcc/eBPF tcpdrop (www.brendangregg.com)
May 31 Async Methods I: generic associated types (without.boats)

May 29 Gripes with Google Groups (latacora.micro.blog)
May 29 React Podcast: Inside React (sophiebits.com)

May 25 Bazel School: Toolchains (john-millikin.com)

May 22 Working (very) remote. (www.jayshirley.com)

May 21 Type errors with inference need stacks (sophiebits.com)

May 20 Containers, Security, and Echo Chambers (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 18 Hard Multi-Tenancy in Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 17 There Will Be WireGuard (latacora.micro.blog)

May 15 How I Take Notes With Vim, Markdown, and Pandoc (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 12 How to choose a data store for the new shiny thing (blog.dbsmasher.com)

May 9 Foot-candles: the different paths to tech (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

May 8 Encrypting All Our Backups: On Making It To That Finish Line (blog.dbsmasher.com)
May 8 Jay Kamat (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 7 Counting Usernames from Malicious Login Attempts (jamesbvaughan.com)

May 5 Dumb Security Questionnaires (latacora.micro.blog)

May 3 Making a Gmail bot with Apps Script and TypeScript (blog.filippo.io)

May 1 Timothy Gu (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 2018

Apr 30 USENIX LISA 2018: CFP Now Open (www.brendangregg.com)
Apr 30 College Advice I Would Give My Freshman Self (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 29 Introduction (jamesbvaughan.com)

Apr 26 Scaling a High-traffic Rate Limiting Stack with Redis Cluster (brandur.org)

Apr 23 'Remote' (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Apr 19 Union Types in Flow & Reason (blog.jez.io)

Apr 16 Case Exhaustiveness in Flow (blog.jez.io)

Apr 6 Async & Await in Rust: a full proposal (without.boats)

Apr 4 Writing To The Framebuffer (seenaburns.com)

Apr 3 Cryptographic Right Answers (latacora.micro.blog)

Apr 2 Quad Remapping (seenaburns.com)

Mar 2018

Mar 27 Touring a Fast, Safe, and Complete(ish) Web Service in Rust (brandur.org)

Mar 26 Generating road from a curve in Houdini (seenaburns.com)

Mar 25 Isolate (seenaburns.com)

Mar 22 TCP Tracepoints (www.brendangregg.com)

Mar 21 (latacora.micro.blog)
Mar 21 (latacora.micro.blog)

Mar 20 Building Container Images Securely on Kubernetes (blog.jessfraz.com)
Mar 20 Async/Await VI: 6 weeks of great progress (without.boats)

Mar 17 UNIX Syscalls (john-millikin.com)

Mar 14 SRE School: Health Checking (john-millikin.com)

Mar 7 Are you out of alignment? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Mar 6 FZF.el: emacs + fzf (seenaburns.com)

Mar 4 Nerd Sniped by BINFMT_MISC (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 3 SRE School: Instrumentation (john-millikin.com)

Feb 2018

Feb 26 Saving $167,000 on Groceries (jamesbvaughan.com)

Feb 22 Observable programming (sophiebits.com)
Feb 22 Failure 1.0.0 on March 15 (without.boats)

Feb 9 KPTI/KAISER Meltdown Initial Performance Regressions (www.brendangregg.com)

Feb 8 Async/Await V: Getting back to the futures (without.boats)

Feb 7 Easy Windows and Linux cross-compilers for macOS (blog.filippo.io)
Feb 7 Async/Await IV: An Even Better Proposal (without.boats)

Feb 6 Lenses & Composition (blog.jez.io)
Feb 6 Some Intuition on Lenses (blog.jez.io)

Feb 4 Async/Await III: Moving Forward with Something Shippable (without.boats)

Jan 2018

Jan 31 Async/Await II: Narrowing the Scope of the Problem (without.boats)

Jan 25 Async/Await I: Self-Referential Structs (without.boats)

Jan 18 Announcing a new project: configure (without.boats)
Jan 18 Should you put several event types in the same Kafka topic? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 17 Speed and Stability: Why Go is a Great Fit for Lambda (brandur.org)
Jan 17 How To Measure the Working Set Size on Linux (www.brendangregg.com)

Jan 13 Code Review from the Command Line (blog.jez.io)
Jan 13 Stop answering your own questions (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 9 My Goals for Rust in 2018 (without.boats)

Jan 5 The feedback I wish I got (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 4 Unsafe Abstractions (without.boats)

Dec 2017

Dec 31 AWS re:Invent 2017: How Netflix Tunes EC2 (www.brendangregg.com)
Dec 31 To Serve Man, with Software (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 27 Not Explicit (without.boats)

Dec 25 2017 in review (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Dec 22 2017 Year in Review (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Dec 16 Personal Infrastructure (blog.jessfraz.com)

Dec 6 Thoughts on Qutebrowser (jamesbvaughan.com)

Dec 3 Home Lab is the Dopest Lab (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 2017

Nov 30 Failure 0.1.1 released (without.boats)

Nov 29 AWS EC2 Virtualization 2017: Introducing Nitro (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 17 Scaling Postgres with Read Replicas & Using WAL to Counter Stale Reads (brandur.org)

Nov 16 Announcing Failure (without.boats)

Nov 13 Brilliant Jerks in Engineering (www.brendangregg.com)

Nov 8 Redis Streams and the Unified Log (brandur.org)

Nov 5 The Existential Terror of Battle Royale (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 2017

Oct 27 Implementing Stripe-like Idempotency Keys in Postgres (brandur.org)

Oct 23 Alternative Registries (without.boats)

Oct 14 Live streaming Cryptopals (blog.filippo.io)

Oct 4 The scrypt parameters (blog.filippo.io)

Sep 2017

Sep 30 On leadership vs management (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 28 We need to talk about Session Tickets (blog.filippo.io)
Sep 28 Should You Build a Webhooks API? (brandur.org)
Sep 28 Blogging With GitLab and Hugo (without.boats)

Sep 26 React 16: an API-compatible rewrite (sophiebits.com)

Sep 20 Transactionally Staged Job Drains in Postgres (brandur.org)

Sep 16 A secure captive portal browser with automatic DNS detection (blog.filippo.io)

Sep 9 Windows for Linux Nerds (blog.jessfraz.com)
Sep 9 Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You (www.kalzumeus.com)

Sep 6 Playing with kernel TLS in Linux 4.13 and Go (blog.filippo.io)
Sep 6 Using Atomic Transactions to Power an Idempotent API (brandur.org)
Sep 6 How do managers* get stuck? (www.elidedbranches.com)

Aug 2017

Aug 30 Kerbal Solar Program (aphyr.com)

Aug 29 restic cryptography (blog.filippo.io)

Aug 28 The Limits of Copy-on-write: How Ruby Allocates Memory (brandur.org)

Aug 26 Hi, I’m trans. (sophiebits.com)

Jul 2017

Jul 29 Kerbal Space Fuel Fiasco (aphyr.com)

Jul 28 Kerbal Space Follies (aphyr.com)

Jul 27 A Rant on Usable Security (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 27 Kerbal Space Oddities (aphyr.com)

Jun 2017

Jun 5 `godoc` struct rendering (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Jun 2 Hacker, Hack Thyself (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 2017

May 31 Prey: the Real and the Symbolic (aphyr.com)

May 30 mercurial changegroup application (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 10 Kalzumeus Podcast Episode 14: Running A Business Portfolio with Jonathan Siegel (www.kalzumeus.com)

May 7 Chef audit mode (blog.dbsmasher.com)

May 3 Scala Days 2017 - Jepsen Keynote (aphyr.com)

Apr 2017

Apr 27 Elasticsearch IndicesQuery (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 26 Two Objects not Namespaced by the Linux Kernel (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 10 Typing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Apr 5 Hexing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Mar 2017

Mar 28 Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs (blog.jessfraz.com)

Mar 24 Thunderbolting Your Video Card (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 16 Reversing the technical interview (aphyr.com)

Mar 15 Drawing a map of distributed data systems (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 10 Password Rules Are Bullshit (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 6 vim TAGS lookup (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Mar 6 Finding Free Food with Python (jamesbvaughan.com)

Mar 1 Systemd Timers as a Cron Alternative (jamesbvaughan.com)

Feb 2017

Feb 27 Capistrano server definition (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Feb 20 Ruby `reject!` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Feb 20 Tea and Tech Culture (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Feb 16 Jepsen: CockroachDB beta-20160829 (aphyr.com)

Feb 7 Jepsen: MongoDB 3.4.0-rc3 (aphyr.com)

Jan 2017

Jan 30 I'm Loyal to Nothing Except the Dream (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 29 Making FlameGraphs with Containerized Java (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jan 21 Handshake Patterns (without.boats)

Jan 17 Forecasting Success (www.jayshirley.com)
Jan 17 An Inferno on the Head of a Pin (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 16 Ultimate Linux on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 6 How Do Individual Contributors Get Stuck? A Primer (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 5 Hey Diddle Diddle, Data to Fiddle (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jan 4 The Rust module system is too confusing (without.boats)

Dec 2016

Dec 26 Chrome Server-Sent Event Parsing (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Dec 7 On being on call (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Nov 2016

Nov 29 Building and Motivating Engineering Teams (www.elidedbranches.com)

Nov 23 Rust hash iteration+reinsertion (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)
Nov 23 Let's Encrypt Everything (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 17 golang `text/template` parsing (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Nov 11 Writing an HTTP server in Prolog (jamesbvaughan.com)

Oct 2016

Oct 27 The Boy Who Cried Almost Wolf (www.jayshirley.com)

Oct 1 A Journey, My Journey (www.jayshirley.com)

Sep 2016

Sep 30 Scripting Your Way Outta Hell (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 17 Blurred Lines (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 15 'Ladies' Is Gender Neutral (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Sep 8 Hacking PagerDuty (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Aug 2016

Aug 19 The Day I Leave the Tech Industry (blog.jessfraz.com)
Aug 19 Microservices: Real Architectural Patterns (www.elidedbranches.com)

Aug 16 Serializability, linearizability, and locality (aphyr.com)

Aug 7 Analyzing GitHub Pull Request Data with BigQuery (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 4 Debugging a Hardware Panic (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Aug 3 Spontaneous Combustion (blog.jessfraz.com)
Aug 3 Tattoo (aphyr.com)

Aug 1 The Beginner's Guide (aphyr.com)

Jul 2016

Jul 29 When it matters to be understood (www.jayshirley.com)

Jul 20 Regular Expression Backtracking on StackOverflow (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Jul 18 10 LDFLAGS I Love (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jul 18 The Virtue of Hubris and The Value of Complaining (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jul 12 Jepsen: VoltDB 6.3 (aphyr.com)

Jun 2016

Jun 28 Jepsen: Crate 0.54.9 version divergence (aphyr.com)

Jun 14 Slapping Back Imposter Syndrome (blog.alicegoldfuss.com)

Jun 10 The Virtues of Laziness and Impatience (www.elidedbranches.com)

Jun 5 Motivation: Recognition or Achievement? (www.jayshirley.com)

Jun 4 The Art of Closing (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 2016

May 14 UIKit Subviews with custom tints (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 5 Thoughts on Take Home Interviews (www.elidedbranches.com)

May 1 Getting Towards Real Sandbox Containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 2016

Apr 30 How To Make Fossils Productive Again (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 28 Ask the CTO: Getting Information without interruptions (www.elidedbranches.com)

Apr 24 You Can Do Research Too (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 15 Dolphin Emulator Trampoline Generation (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 12 Ask the CTO: Navigating the hands-on to hands-off transition (www.elidedbranches.com)

Apr 9 Apache Spark (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 7 node.js left-pad (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Apr 2 The Brutally Honest Guide to Docker Graphdrivers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Apr 1 You can bring a horse to water... (www.elidedbranches.com)

Mar 2016

Mar 25 Capacity planning for databases (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 2016

Feb 24 Ask the CTO: The Angry Employee (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 22 In Defense of the Repetitive Business Book (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 20 Lean Research (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 19 Linux `/proc/pid/maps` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Feb 15 Framing (www.elidedbranches.com)

Feb 13 Ruby `parser` gem (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Jan 2016

Jan 29 Invest in the Right Goal (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 28 IPs for all the Things (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 23 Jepsen: RethinkDB 2.2.3 reconfiguration (aphyr.com)

Jan 19 3 Ways I Remember What I Read (www.jayshirley.com)
Jan 19 Runc Containers on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jan 11 Cultivating Environments, Fixing Situations (www.jayshirley.com)

Jan 4 How to use the new Docker Seccomp profiles (blog.jessfraz.com)
Jan 4 2015 in review...2016 here I come (blog.dbsmasher.com)
Jan 4 Jepsen: RethinkDB 2.1.5 (aphyr.com)

Jan 1 I Loved Graduate School (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2015

Dec 31 2015 in Review (www.jayshirley.com)

Dec 7 In just 5 minutes... (www.jayshirley.com)

Dec 5 GHC Derived Foldable and Traversable Instances (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Nov 2015

Nov 3 Using Sensu for DBA tasks (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Sep 2015

Sep 12 Tor Socks Proxy and Privoxy Containers (blog.jessfraz.com)

Sep 4 Jepsen: Percona XtraDB Cluster (aphyr.com)

Sep 3 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: N=1 Materials for Systems Research (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 1 Jepsen: MariaDB Galera Cluster (aphyr.com)

Aug 2015

Aug 23 Running a Tor relay with Docker (blog.jessfraz.com)

Aug 11 Jepsen: Chronos (aphyr.com)

Jul 2015

Jul 29 On Burnout (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Jul 7 Comments on "You Do it Too" (aphyr.com)

Jul 5 This Industry is Fucked (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 2015

Jun 30 Using an R Container for Analytical Models (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 20 How to Route Traffic through a Tor Docker container (blog.jessfraz.com)

Jun 7 Tales of a Part-time Sysadmin: Dogfooding Docker to test Docker (blog.jessfraz.com)

May 2015

May 10 `puppet apply` (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

May 4 Jepsen: Aerospike (aphyr.com)

Apr 2015

Apr 27 Jepsen: Elasticsearch 1.5.0 (aphyr.com)

Apr 20 Jepsen: MongoDB stale reads (aphyr.com)

Mar 2015

Mar 20 Revisiting Haskell Network.HTTP (accidentallyquadratic.tumblr.com)

Mar 6 Alfred, csshx and terminalception (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 2015

Feb 21 Docker Containers on the Desktop (blog.jessfraz.com)

Feb 13 Builders vs option maps (aphyr.com)
Feb 13 Learning configuration management as a DBA (blog.dbsmasher.com)

Feb 3 Worst-Case Distributed Systems Design (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 2014

Nov 27 Linux or Death (aka How to install Linux on a Mac) (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 12 When Does Consistency Require Coordination? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Oct 2014

Oct 20 Data Integrity and Problems of Scope (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2014

Sep 24 Linearizability versus Serializability (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 19 MSR Silicon Valley Systems Projects I Have Loved (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 16 Understanding Weak Isolation Is a Serious Problem (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 2014

Apr 22 Bridging the Gap: Opportunities in Coordination-Avoiding Databases (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 14 Without Conflicts, Serializability Is Free (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 7 Scalable Atomic Visibility with RAMP Transactions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Apr 2 Initializing on the main thread using dispatch_once (sophiebits.com)

Feb 2014

Feb 5 Causality Is Expensive (and What To Do About It) (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 2014

Jan 13 Stickiness and Client-Server Session Guarantees (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2013

Dec 10 On Consistency and Durability (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jun 2013

Jun 18 A near-perfect oninput shim for IE 8 and 9 (sophiebits.com)

Jun 9 Using React to speed up the Khan Academy question editor (sophiebits.com)

May 2013

May 28 Non-blocking Transactional Atomicity (feeds.feedburner.com)

May 17 Communication Costs in Real-world Networks (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 2013

Feb 5 HAT, not CAP: Introducing Highly Available Transactions (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 2013

Jan 22 When is "ACID" ACID? Rarely. (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 14 Using PBS in Cassandra 1.2.0 (feeds.feedburner.com)

Sep 2012

Sep 20 Doing Redundant Work to Speed Up Distributed Queries (feeds.feedburner.com)

Aug 2012

Aug 24 What I did at Khan Academy, 2012 edition (sophiebits.com)

Aug 3 Preventing XSS attacks when embedding JSON in HTML (sophiebits.com)

Jul 2012

Jul 19 Rolling back to an old revision in Mercurial (like git reset) (sophiebits.com)

Mar 2012

Mar 27 Safety and Liveness: Eventual Consistency Is Not Safe (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 17 A Running List: Writing, Speaking, and Research Advice (feeds.feedburner.com)

Mar 4 What's Wrong with Amazon's DynamoDB Pricing? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Feb 2012

Feb 10 Huchra's Seven Characteristics of a Successful Scientist (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 2011

Dec 19 CCC Post: Why am I in graduate school? (feeds.feedburner.com)

Dec 1 How to Make Foursquare your Bitch (blog.jessfraz.com)
Dec 1 Tasting My Proverbial Academic Foot (feeds.feedburner.com)

Nov 2011

Nov 30 What would Tupac do? (blog.jessfraz.com)

Nov 11 NoseSQL and SenseDB: New Paradigms for Crowdsourced Databases (feeds.feedburner.com)

Jan 0001

Jan 1 I am looking for work. (without.boats)