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It's 2016, did we fix the C10K problem?

It's 2016, did we fix the C10K problem?

Many years ago, developers saw a growth in traffic on the web and were appalled by how most websites poorly handled the spike. Moore's Law was still in effect, web servers were becoming faster every year, but software wasn't keeping up. So in response, Dan Kegel created a little place on the internet where developers could find the configurations needed to handle at least 10,000 concurrent connections.

The best View(er) on the Planet

The best View(er) on the Planet

I like to think I am a simple man. But I know that everyone that ever said that is the complete opposite. The reason I say this is because I don't immediately jump on the latest technology.

Why can't we create secure passwords?

Why can't we create secure passwords?

Creating a strong password is hard. Everyday we hear a story of someone's account that was hacked. On Twitter, there are always companies apologizing for tweets made by someone who hijacked their account.

When Bic sells it's last pen

When Bic sells it's last pen

I have horrible handwriting and I'm not ashamed of it. It's ugly and barely legible. In my family, I have the worst handwriting. But still, with enough effort, and guessing, you can read what I am trying to say.

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

If you've used WordPress, then you know that it has a nice little folder called upload where all the pictures and videos you upload get stored. This is all fine and dandy, until people start accessing those assets.

How to make your website searchable from the browser bar with OpenSearch

How to make your website searchable from the browser bar with OpenSearch

If you are like me, you like using shortcuts to get work done. The typical way to search for a video on YouTube is to first go to youtube.com wait for it to load, then you type your query. This is a quick process and it's hard to imagine any step you can cut to make the process faster. But of course there is a way and it doesn't require any work at all.

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The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

When was the last time you needed to buy a new PC? Two years ago? Three years ago? The last PC I built was in 2009. I had to upgrade because I pushed the previous one I built to the limit and that was in 2004. A 2009 desktop is old in computer years, but not so much in processing power. It maybe true that there are a zillion new processors out in the market and their benchmark show exponential improvement. But to me benchmarking is just a marketing gimmick. PC sales are plunging but they are the wrong indicator to determine the advancement of the technology. The reason we are not buying PCs anymore is because those we have are already pretty amazing.

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of my favorite OS. It is very user friendly, perfect for surfing the web, for music, for movies and even gaming. At the same time you have all the power of Linux behind it so I can use it for working on my projects. Recently, I bought a new laptop and unfortunately I found myself returning it because it was a just a giant hardware dongle.

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Parsing the browser User Agent is very unreliable. Not only users can easily manipulate it but the string can be very inconsistent. There were times where I needed to write specific code for Internet Explorer but I don't like writing in line JavaScript or loading a separate script just for that. I wish browser makers could agree on making unique GUID that can easily be looked up on a table to determine the browser. So Instead, I make use of IE conditional comments to set values that will only be present in Internet Explorer.


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Creating a router in JavaScript for Nodejs

Every URL you type on this website are handled through one script. It is a common standard with many framework. The script in question is called a Router. It ta…

Are you new to JavaScript?

JavaScript can be a little bit challenging at first. There are a few things that once mastered will make your journey smoother. These are the little things that I want to explain to you here. I make the frustrating things as friendly as possible so you don't have to stress over it.

Photography

Every little corner has a story. Sometimes a camera tells the story and a picture is worth a thousand words.

There are professional photographers and then there is me who happens to have a camera on my phone. Here's to what came out.