VIM Adventures

VIM Adventures is an online game based on VIM’s keyboard shortcuts. It’s the “Zelda meets text editing” game. So come have some fun and learn some VIM!

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3 Tips To Not Holding Back Your Geo-Data

It’s been almost a decade that I’m in the HPC (≈cloud≈scalable software) field. During these joyful years, the family of problems which seems to pop back the most are those how are heavily dependent on geographic data as the main input (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

One would expect by now that these kind of problems will be solved by now, but the main source of (relatively) reliable GPS data today, in terms of volume, are smartphones, and these weren’t really here a decade ago.

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3 Tips To Not Holding Back Your Geo-Data

Zopfli Optimization: Free Bandwidth (?)

Source: Zopfli Optimization: Literally Free Bandwidth

This is a little off subject, but space (= bandwidth) optimization is just as important as algorithmic optimization. That said – there is a cost to applying compression solutions globally in your system, as this article gently notes. Handle with care.

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The Other Side

As far as I am concerned, front-end optimization is a vast, deadly desert filled with swarming PHP Krakens by day and crawling Angular Hecatonchires(ies ?) by night (or is it the other way around?), all trying to Bootstrap your programmers into submission with their Nodes of death, if you are lucky. Continue reading “The Other Side”

The Other Side

What the F* is an EC?

Source: AWS in Plain English

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Adam from Vioozer has shown me the error of my ways: why memorize these horrible names and icons when you can remember these instead?

 

Cool stuff!

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10 minutes

A very well-known writing exercise is to put a timer on for 10 minutes and just start writing whatever comes to mind. No editing. No erasing. This can produce some  very interesting work, not always perfect (or even good), but always an educational experience of some sort (for yourself, if not for the readers). In the last month I found the same technique can be used to improve your product code-base Continue reading “10 minutes”

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