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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UTF-8 and Unicode Standards

Character encoding is a very bad beast when you write code, but UTF-8 will save us. Belive me: You will love the Big Brother and the UTF-8.   Unicode Transformation Format 8-bit is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and …

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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 …

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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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