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Archive for October 26th, 2018

When git fails to `fetch all`

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

“fetch all”

A SourceTree fetch all actually comes down to this:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false fetch --tags origin

Despite being such a big command-line, it sometimes doesn’t find new remote branches and you end up with a situation like this:

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The Ridiculous Bandwidth Costs of Amazon, Google and Microsoft Cloud Computing – Arador

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

In this article I compare the costs of network bandwidth transferred out of Amazon EC2, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Lightsail.

Bandwidth costs are one of the most ridiculously expensive components of cloud computing, and there are some serious inconsistencies in the industry, especially with Amazon.


If you move a significant amount of data you should think twice before moving to the cloud, these bandwidth prices are truly ridiculous and there’s no way they can be justified when compared to colocation facilities.

Source: [Archive.isThe Ridiculous Bandwidth Costs of Amazon, Google and Microsoft Cloud Computing – Arador


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I have a sudden urge to organize my cables.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

Cable pr0n

[WayBack] I have a sudden urge to organize my cables. – Lars Fosdal – Google+

and more cable pr0n…

[WayBackCable Porn; The Art of Tidy Data Centers





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Google is sunsetting Google+ by August 2019; DelphiPraxis might start English forums and have RSS

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

From [WayBack1/WayBack2] Google is sunsetting Google+ by August 2019. “sunsetting” – clarification: “no fucks were given about current users” Edit: Sticky while the shock facto… – Lars Fosdal – Google+ I learned the very successful German forum site DelphiPraxis might start English forums.

Given the excellent track record of Embarcadero maintaining infrastructure up and running for the long therm, DelphiPraxis just might be the way to go:

  • like the Delphi G+ community, DelphiPraxis are independent of Embarcadero
  • unlike Embarcadero, DelphiPraxis have managed to keep forums running since 2002 without doing pruning of old messages

Some links:


The English board has three public RSS streams as per [WayBack] RSS feeds for new posts ? – Community Management – Delphi-PRAXiS [en]:


The first has all posts and all comments, so is really noisy.

The second seems to be the best for just new posts.

Via: [WayBack] Have you registered at yet? If you haven’t migrated your daily Delphi browsing to Delphi-PRAXiS yet, you should. The reason… – Lars Fosdal – Google+


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GitHub – yandex/gixy: Nginx configuration static analyzer

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

[WayBack] GitHub – yandex/gixy: Nginx configuration static analyzer

Gixy is a tool to analyze Nginx configuration. The main goal of Gixy is to prevent security misconfiguration and automate flaw detection.

Right now Gixy can find:

You can find things that Gixy is learning to detect at Issues labeled with “new plugin”

This helps you prevent an nginx configuration issue that can server too many static content by using ../ in the web request which got a lot of attention last week, but was in fact already found during 2016 HCTF by Aklis, and presented by Orange Tsai (twitter/github/blog) various times in 2018, including [WayBack] 2018.




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