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You are not Google (use UNPHAT) – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/02

and you are not Amazon or LinkedIn either.

Next time you find yourself Googling some cool new technology to (re)build your architecture around, I urge you to stop and follow UNPHAT instead:

  • Understand problem
  • eNumerate candidate solutions
  • Papers of candidates
  • Historical context of candidates
  • Advantages/disadvantages
  • Think!

More elaborate abstract: [WayBackYou are not Google (use UNPHAT) – The Isoblog.

Original article: [WayBackYou Are Not Google – Bradfield.

Video: Computer Science 186, 001 – Spring 2015 Introduction to Database Systems – Joseph Hellerstein Creative Commons 3.0: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs, Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


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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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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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Syncthing – on my research list

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

On my research list:

Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.


Though it’s ont easy to get right: [WayBackSyncThing for Android – twm’s blog

which references:

Via: [WayBack] I blogged about SyncThing before, when BitTorrentSync started to annoy the hell out of me. SyncThing is an open source tool for synchronizing directory trees between different devices without requiring a cloud service (it needs a discovery server though… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+


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The Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/23

One day you will do containers.

If you want to know how k8n (Kubernetes) can help you with Docker containers, then read [WayBackThe Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes – The Isoblog. and watch the video below.

Very well explained!

Via: [WayBack] The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes You can now stop recommending it to me. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+



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