Things I want to highlight that aren't important enough to be put on the main blog.

Apr 14th, 2019 - permalink

Interesting video about how surprisingly common Rogue waves actually are.

Apr 14th, 2019 - permalink

For anyone using Aurora store from F-Droid make sure you change to the new v3 package which is a separate listing from the previous v2 one.

Apr 9th, 2019 - permalink

It's interesting that most of todays browsers have heritage going back to KHTML (by KDE). Chromium, WebKit, Safari, Edge, Brave, Opera, etc. all have some link to it. The only browser I can think of that doesn't currently have KHTML code in it is Firefox.

Apr 7th, 2019 - permalink

Water.css is a neat little stylesheet that you can include on your static HTML documents to make them look a bit more modern. It doesn't have any classes, just the tags.

Apr 3rd, 2019 - permalink

I think Google's longest running chat app has probably been the chatroom functionality of Google Docs.

Apr 2nd, 2019 - permalink

Interesting video about the original UNIX philosophy of combining small programs together to complete more complex tasks.

Apr 1st, 2019 - permalink

Personally I wouldn't touch the Lyft or Uber IPOs with a ten-foot pole. They're both companies that haven't made any significant profits and are largely reliant on new investor money coming into the business just to stay afloat.

If they do eventually turn around and become profitable then maybe I'd reconsider but I see no reason to rush into a decision by buying at the IPO price. If something is a good investment today it'll still be a good investment in 5 years.

Mar 31st, 2019 - permalink

StackOverflow has started their April fools joke for this year. They made the site look like something from the early 2000s with gifs and such.

Mar 30th, 2019 - permalink

Its interesting that Tor nodes are operating at a loss while VPN companies are raking in the cash.

For all practical purposes the Tor network is basically just a decentralized VPN service. Perhaps Tor could offer a paid fast lane (or introduce some way to automatically donate to nodes as you use them) to incentivize nodes to join.

I also think Tor could gain quite a few more users by marketing to folks who are just trying to access websites blocked on their work/school WiFi.

Mar 29th, 2019 - permalink

TIL that GNU Grep is about 30x faster than BSD Grep.

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