* Posts by tracker1

15 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Mar 2017

Cloudflare engineer broke rules – and a customer's website – with traffic throttle


Re: mmm

CF has a pretty good reputation as an engineering first culture. TBH, the only "error" was not notifying the customer.

Guessing the escalation process being added will address that.

Basecamp details 'obscene' $3.2 million bill that caused it to quit the cloud


I'd go split usage strategy

I'd definitely bring computer, db and search in house. And would replace S3 with Cloudflare R2, for the usage that's public facing.

Search services seems to be the most singularly overpriced SaaS out there compared to self hosting elastic or similar.

I would probably replace the Dynamo with Cockroach which will increase usage options and slightly easier to manage than Cassandra.

Depending on the total usage a couple racks at 2 hosted facilities should be a cost savings and likely better performing.

It's funny, VPS makes the most sense at small scale... Cloud at mid so you can save on personnel, but hitting the point where self host in a rented days center eventually takes hold.

CEO told to die in a car crash after firing engineers who had two full-time jobs


Couldn't manage it.

When I was younger there are points I did have two jobs. But it wasn't a secret and was very long hours.

If you can fill expectations for two jobs at once, more power to you. I know there are jobs that are simply under provisioned out there. I've considered it. I could take two lower-mid level positions and make slightly more than the very senior positions I've been in the past few years. So who knows.

If your job performance sucks, then your performance sucks and the reason shouldn't matter.

Microsoft offers SQL Server 2022 release candidate to Linux world


Glad to see it

Not sure that I'd push for any new projects using Microsoft SQL Server over PostgreSQL, But having sequel available on Linux is really helpful especially in containerized scenarios (docker) for testing and local development.

Especially considering a lot of windows service/web projects developed in the last 5 to 10 years can easily be migrated, or just recompiled to a Linux host environment.

TIP: When migrating, convert all dates to transmit and store as UTC unless paired with a location. Convert to and from local at the client. Configure servers to operate as UTC/GMT

Oh no, that James Webb Space Telescope snap might actually contain malware


Language FUD

I just hope that talking about some of these languages and some of these types of articles don't discourage the use of those languages. Going roster actually very capable in gaining in popularity. P The fact that they are used for malicious purchases should not discourage anyone.

Big cloud rivals hit back over Microsoft licensing changes


Linux is the way...

And this is precisely why nearly everything I've developed in the past decade can run in Linux. Even apps hosted on azure. I abhor lockin, some things are easier to swap out than others.

Other than AD for a lan, there's very little reason to run windows servers. For office/email, may as well rent it. I like some MS software and service.. But windows has much less of a place in my life.

NASA wants a hundredfold upgrade for space computers


The goal is 100x their current tech which from other comments seems to be 2+ decade old production of even older tech.

A combination of redundancy better fault Torrance and shielding could give a combination of current arm CPU design with some custom processors for certain ai tasking more than a chance. Given the state of Arc, it may be a good fit for the task... At least as a starting point.


Re: They're still round?

I think pay of the design is going to come down to enclosure and sorrowing requirements. In addition to daily tolerances. I'm not sure if split brain is the way to go.



I'm guessing 64-128 core current arm server CPU design with ECC and a heavy shielding enclosure with an exposed bus interface similar to thunderbolt. Probably 7-12nm production.

Could be an opportunity to partner with Intel for the AI component, salvaging from Arc.

Dev's code manages to topple Microsoft's mighty SharePoint


SharePoint of still pretty garbage.

The only place I would use SharePoint is transparently behind the MS Teams application. I like Teams, the user of does and wiki should generally stick to only the main channel for a team though. It's been very useful.

I worked with the first few versions of SharePoint and hate it to this day.

What if Chrome broke features of the web and Google forgot to tell anyone? Oh wait, that's exactly what happened


For mobile, I mostly use Brave. It's far from perfect, but it's about the best option I've used in Android.


I'm not a fan of nested I frame

While I recognize that there are useful places for these features, they are most often used by "your computer is infected" ad scams. For that matter, I'd like to see JS disabled altogether for content more than two iframes deep. Look at ad network content and browser overhead sometime.

Even in a monster JS app, loading way too much JS, a single ad frame can dwarf it easily. I reviewed a web app for a friend that was behaving badly... It wasn't the app itself, it was the third party "chat with us" module in the corner.

It iris me to no end far more when integration plugins like that,. Or ads aren't coded with extreme care for the impact.


Re: Absolutely agree

While I don't use a screen reader, I do get it. I spent years developing contents for e Learning with strict accessibility guidelines. It's not even that hard to just stick to sensible semantic markup with css and add a couple aria attributes here and there.

You're off course not surprised how ignorant the output from some devs can be.

And for those wondering, yes, you can make all this work in JS driven apps. Of course having to meet WCAG 2.0 for an app meant to visually process scanned documents, that's nuts (have had to do that).


Yes, they are

There are ARIA attributes and other assignments that work perfectly fine with JavaScript applications. So yes, they do work. Some frameworks (mui for react, for example) take a lot of care to have the appropriate markup for controls, of needed you can still do partial or full rendering server side via next.js.

That doesn't even get into semantic elements or the proper use of css, which work perfectly fine with browsers and don't require J's at all.

Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals


It wasn't malicious

There was a caching method in place supported in windows, but not in osx... Chrome on OSX didn't have the sluggish behavior on the fallback that it has on Linux, same fallback. Safari on osx didn't support the feature at all, so they turned it off for non-windows. It's actually a regression issue with Chrome regarding the fallback. That said, apparently it's corrected/on for the next release/update/patch and should be online soon.

Beyond this, not all functionality can be detected, especially specific browser/version/platform bugs via feature detection. The support agent could have been a bit more courteous, and should have forwarded the issue to the dev team anyway... apparently some devs picked up on the related story via Hacker News earlier yesterday. And they'll be adding linux more testing to the product in question (likely their automated regression suite).

In the end, I believe it wasn't malicious... I've seen MS devs go out of their way to help projects that only even connect to their stuff.