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The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/03

From 5 years ago, but now more relevant than it ever was: [WayBack] The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub


Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. –Cardinal Richelieu

We don’t know enough about you. –Google CEO Eric Schmidt



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No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/09

If this is the norm inside world wide politics and business, what is outside the norm?

[WayBack] No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium




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Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/20

StackOverflow / StackExchange is growing too large:

You’ve got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?

Source: Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange


Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Opinions, Pingback, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Stackoverflow | Leave a Comment »

xkcd: Free Speech

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

[WayBack] xkcd: Free Speech is worth repeating every now and then:

Title text: I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.


Cueball: Public Service Announcement: The Right to Free Speech means the government can’t arrest you for what you say.
Cueball: It doesn’t mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it.
Cueball: The 1st Amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences.
Cueball: If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show canceled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
Cueball: It’s just that the people listening think you’re an asshole,
[A picture of a partially open door is displayed.]
Cueball: And they’re showing you the door.

Be sure to read [WayBack] 1357: Free Speech – explain xkcd too.


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Limits on Everything – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/01

Via [WayBackLimits on Everything – The Isoblog.:

A posting at Brave New Geek about limits on everything, for example limits on message sizes and numbers of in-flight messages in message queues. Interesting read.

Very interesting read indeed: [WayBackTake It to the Limit: Considerations for Building Reliable Systems – Brave New Geek

You have to set limits, which begs for a few questions:

  1. how to find out which limits and at what levels
  2. how to enforce these limits

Food for thought…

The first can be done with benchmarking, see for instance these from the same blogs above:

Enforcing limits depends in your infrastructure and your communication stacks.


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