Ignore August. Pretend it never happened. It was hot, a lot of stuff got shipped, and a whole backlog of links piled up once more. So here is to me emptying my Instapaper queue once more.
The Cuban CDN – Weird to think this was/is how a whole country get their content.
Making a case for letter case – It’s telling the effect such a simple design rule can have on the feel of an application.
Apple vs. Google vs. Us – This is the kind of story I love; people spending a lot of time on something very simple to make it look right.
My resume in an Operating system – Novel technique.
How Teletext and Ceefax are coming back from the dead – They were too busy with the could to ever think about the should.
Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera – A useful reference list for myself.
The MIT License, Line by Line – A legal breakdown of the licence I use most often.
Generating fantasy maps – An awesome collection showing simple algorithms making cool output.
Cheese talks to himself (about Linux game porting and Day of the Tentacle Remastered) – A lovely little refresher on what games were like.
DOOM Graphics Study – This guy knows his GPUs.
MotionMark – A new browser benchmark from WebKit. Some of these are actually beautiful to look at.
How Long Should I Make My API Key? – Forgetting birthday collisions, this is a useful breakdown.
The Elegance of Deflate – It’s things like this that show the beauty in writing code.
Synchronized Virtual Desktops – VNC in VR, awesome.
30K Page Views for $0.21 – For specific use cases, serverless design can be amazing.
Playing With Syntax – This is where the true power of a lisp shows itself.
Fast and Accurate Document Detection for Scanning – Crazy to think a device in your pocket can do all this in the blink of an eye.
How To Set Up And Deploy To A 1000-Node Docker Swarm – Because nothing says how like why the hell not?
Containers in production at GoCardless – Interesting to see both the advantages and disadvantages of docker in the real world.
Looking at your program’s structure in Go 1.7 – Very cool breakdown of what goes on under the hood in Go.
Machine Learning is Fun! – Always good to learn something new.
API First Transformation at Etsy – A very nice way of creating view-orientated APIs.
Context aware MySQL pools via HAProxy – A bit more intelligence in the load balancing.
Announcing Envoy – Routing traffic via HTTP is a very useful method.
Protecting Netflix Viewing Privacy at Scale – Every time I read an article like this I realise I should get this blog on the TLS-train.