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Playstation Now in Italy: Well but not Perfect

We have tried the PlayStation Now 7-days trial (after pricing is 15€/Month, 100€/year) Pro: Good Game Selection. Also PS3 and PS2 strong sellers are here, like Red Dead Redemption (1) and Bloodbone, Prey, etc  Seamless experience: the streaming never take a slow down Subscription has a 100€/year offer which is quite aggressive. We will see …

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Danilo Spinella’s site – Makefiles, Best Practices

Makefiles are widely used to build a lot of languages and projects, with C/C++ projects being the majority. Whenever you are developing or testing software, it’s highly probable that you will encounter them.This post will try to address some common errors in Makefiles, as well as good practices and cross-compiling support.

Take a look at: Danilo Spinella’s site – Makefiles, Best Practices

Power Start

After some tweaks, we changed a bit of things on Gioorgi.com in Winter 2019 First of all, we moved Gioorgi to a powerful server at the end of 2018, tuning it during the autumn. An Apache Solr server was added to get better search results, with indexed stuff. Quality We decided to reorganize the major …

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SQL: One of the most valuable skills – Craig Kerstiens

I admit it. I suffered from an “algebra narcoleptic syndrome” during my relational database lessons at University (1996 circa). Ok it is a fake. But it seems so real on these days. I was unable to avoid sleeping. I learned to love SQL after some years and now I think SQL is the most powerful, …

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Finding Kafka’s throughput limit in Dropbox infrastructure | Dropbox Tech Blog

At Dropbox, Kafka clusters are managed by the Jetstream team, whose primary responsibility is to provide high quality Kafka services. Understanding Kafka’s throughput limit in Dropbox infrastructure is crucial in making proper provisioning decision for different use cases, and this has been an important goal for the team. Recently, we created an automated testing platform to achieve this objective. In this post, we would like to share our method and findings.

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isync: free IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizer

isync: free IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizerisync is a command line application which synchronizes mailboxes; currently Maildir and IMAP4 mailboxes are supported. New messages, message deletions and flag changes can be propagated both ways. isync is suitable for use in IMAP-disconnected mode.Synchronization is based on unique message identifiers (UIDs), so no identification conflicts can occur …

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Detecting Agile bullshit

The department of defense, has published a nice document to “detect” agile bullshit. The document is called DIB_DETECTING_AGILE_BS_2018.10.05 and was published on October 2018. We saved a copy on our site, because we think it is very very interesting…

Fail2Ban

On these days I decided to tune a bit my new shiny linux server box. I started to set up fail2ban. I think fail2ban is very imporant nowadays because it is a good example of a tool for slowing down attacks without closing your server too much. Fail2ban is a daemon: it wll monitor your …

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?FileSystem is faster than RAM [under your Operating System]

I am studying Apache Kafka (a “distributed streaming platform”) and I stubled upon this conclusion: the “disk read fear” a lot of projects have in the past, is a fake. A lot of distributed database started tutorial with the statement “disk read are slow, write are fast” which is true to some extent, and accounted …

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Implementing A Pure CSS Collapsible ← Alligator.io

Collapsible widgets are a popular way to create sections of content that can contract and expand. There are a ton of different implementations out there. Here, thanks to checkbox input elements, label elements and the :checked pseudo-selector, we’ll be able create such widget without the need for extra JavaScript. Source: Implementing A Pure CSS Collapsible …

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