I.T. today can be illustrated a bit like the TV drama Breaking Bad

November 10th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

As developers are arse-off exhausted, couldn't write codes any more, a motivated boss from nowhere always comes out at right time and yells at them:

"Keep typing, bitches!"

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Nexus 5 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

November 8th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

Nexus 5 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

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Nexus 5 Teardown
Teardown of the Nexus 5 phone, November 4, 2013.

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Live like a Sir

November 6th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Live like a Sir

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"London is a first-rate city with a second-rate country attached."

November 3rd, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

"London is a first-rate city with a second-rate country attached."

Forget independent Scotland, London should go it alone at first …

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Should Britain let go of London?

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Live, Web-Based Browser Testing – Instant access to all desktop and mobile browsers….

November 2nd, 2013 by Terrence Miao 8 comments »

Live, Web-Based Browser Testing – Instant access to all desktop and mobile browsers. Say goodbye to your setup of virtual machines and devices.

+Dean Budd +Kieran Simpson 

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Cross Browser Testing Tool. 200+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE.
Test your website for cross-browser, cross-mobile compatibility. Debug HTML5, JavaScript & CSS across browsers. Test in Internet Explorer, Mobile Emulators and Mac OSX.

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seDUCATIve vs. MANigale – Beauty vs. Blokes

November 2nd, 2013 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

So, when we saw Portland-based Ducati dealer MotoCorsa do a photo shoot with a lovely lady named Kylie and a Ducati 1199 Panigale, we passed on running the photos. Then something interesting happened: MotoCorsa did a follow-up photo shoot, this time with men from around the shop, recreating the shots from the photo shoot with Kylie. Perhaps not the most flattering photos we’ve ever seen, it is however a delicious role-reversal, not to mention showing some good humor from the gentlemen involved.

Apparently a successful ad campaign in the motorcycle industry doesn’t have to be all Miracle Bras and ass cheeks…well, at least not in the traditional sense. Who knew?

Read more: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/banter/photos-ducati-1199-panigale-moto-corsa-seducative-manigale/

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Technique DevOps applies traditional programming techniques to system administration…

October 29th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 3 comments »

Technique DevOps applies traditional programming techniques to system administration tasks. “It’s just treating IT operations as a software development problem.”

"Why people end up both hating and loving tools like Chef and Puppet. They're complicated and sometimes maddeningly unforgiving, but they bring a needed discipline to maintaining all of those servers we bought. We created them with that cloud magic, and now we need some cloud sauce to pour over them to keep that magic alive."

Puppet vs. Chef – The Battle Wages On

http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/puppet-or-chef-the-configuration-management-dilemma-215279
https://www.scriptrock.com/blog/puppet-vs-chef-battle-wages/

Puppet vs. Chef

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"You don’t get to start optimizing until you’ve made the servers fucking…

October 28th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

"You don’t get to start optimizing until you’ve made the servers fucking cry."Brian Boyer

Bees with machines guns is a fabric script that I put together to aggressively load-test our sites. It provides methods to spin up an army of EC2 instances (the bees), assault a target server with a configurable amount of traffic, and then spin those instances back down.

If you decide to use the Bees, please keep in mind the following important caveat: they are, more-or-less a distributed denial-of-service (DOS) attack in a fancy package and, therefore, if you point them at any server you don’t own you will behaving unethically, have your Amazon Web Services account locked-out, and be liable in a court of law for any downtime you cause!!!

You have been warned!!!

Now then – how does your server handle thousands of simultaneous connections?

Read more - http://blog.apps.chicagotribune.com/2010/07/08/bees-with-machine-guns/

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