- The cost and value of knowledge
2 Dec 2012
I was a student in France when I discovered the Internet and the World Wide Web. At that time, I didn’t realize the value of the thing, even though I taught myself HTML from what was available at the time (even if I don’t remember the sites - they probably have disappeared into Limbo). When I began …
- There Will Always Be Uncertainty
30 Dec 2020
A big reason why people are afraid to start is because they’re unsure of what will happen. There will always be uncertainty. The trick is to dive in and reduce the uncertainty yourself.
- How we built the GitHub globe
21 Dec 2020
GitHub is where the world builds software. More than 56 million developers around the world build and work together on GitHub. With our new homepage, we wanted to show how open source development transcends the...
- Well, Actually. 10 Physics Answers.
30 Dec 2020
Science News, Physics, Science, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
- 5 Ways You’re Not Making Your Website Accessible
It doesn’t have to be that way!
- Browser Tracking
25 Sep 2020
- Linux Hardening Guide
25 Dec 2020
Linux is not a secure operating system. However, there are steps you can take to improve it. This guide aims to explain how to harden Linux as much as possible for security and privacy.
- Don’t use Protobuf for Telemetry
29 Dec 2020
Protobuf needs no introduction, but this post argues that you shouldn’t use it for telemetry. The basic premise of this post is that a good telemetry library needs to be lightweight to avoid perturbing the application; inefficient diagnostic tools are self-defeating. Unlike other formats, nested Pro…
- How I Made $40,000 Off A Book…Before I Even Published It.
10 May 2020
In 30 days I managed to pay of $30,000 in medical debt I have had hanging over me for five years. Here’s how I did it.