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Angelesen #26


Das neue Jahr ist underdessen auch gut angelaufen. Ich bin auch mal wieder im WK. Unterdessen ist es auch in derSchweiz winterlich Kalt geworden.

The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators (

In theory, he found, getting people to stand on both sides would mean that 31 more passengers would get on to the escalator each minute – an increase of 28%.

Berner waren ja bezüglich der Rolltreppenbenutzung ja schon immer Vorreiter, oder so.

This is why we’re building Refind (

We live in an era of push but we lack ways to deal with it effectively. To make things worse, a large chunk of what is pushed is noise. We’re building Refind to deal with push and to cut through the noise.

Refind ist wirklich toll. Einge der Longreads die ich ab und an poste, kommen von meiner Filterblase auf Refind. (Ich hätte noch invites, falls jemand es gerne ausprobiern möchte)

Rich Link Preview (

Preview your website for chat apps and social networks

Simples Tool, dass die Linkpreviews von verschiedenen Seiten simuliert.

Your Goals Are Overrated (

Longread über Ziele und Zielsetzung

Amazon Has Just Registered to Sell Ocean Freight (

Flexport has obtained information that Amazon China has registered to operate as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States. The Federal Maritime Commission now lists Amazon China in its directory of licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediaries—the list of companies authorized to sell ocean freight services.

Amazon auf dem Weg zum Ozean Fracht Unternehmen…

VICE News Investigation Finds Signs of Secret Phone Surveillance Across London (

Signs of IMSI catchers — also known as stingrays or cell-site simulators — were found at several locations in the British capital, including UK parliament, a peaceful anti-austerity protest, and the Ecuadorian embassy. 
VICE News could not determine whether the signals it detected in London belonged to state apparatus, in part because of a UK law enforcement policy of refusing to discuss IMSI catchers on national security grounds.

Schöne neue Welt…

The Road to 2 Million Websocket Connections in Phoenix (

So there you have it. 2 million connections! Each time we thought there were no more optimizations to be made, another idea was pitched leading to a huge improvement in performance.

2 Millionen Websocket-Verbidungen auf einer Maschine. Wow

Ansible 2.0 Has Arrived (

Ansible 2.0 also includes the “free” strategy, which allows each host to process its list of tasks as quickly as possible (still in-order) without waiting for all other hosts.

Ansible 2.0 bringt einige sehr nette Features mit die die Geschwindigkeit der Provisionierung verbessern sollen.

The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 Billion (

Privacy. Shaped by Jan Koum’s experiences growing up in the Ukraine, where nothing was private. Messages are not stored on servers; chat history is not stored; goal is to know as little about users as possible; your name and your gender are not known; chat history is only on your phone.

But enough of this. How do you support 450 million active users with only 32 engineers?

Ob das heute auch noch so ist? Und ja das Highscalability Blog ist meistens ziemlich lesenwert.

Chinese drone maker unveils human-carrying drone (

An der Consumer Electronics Show CES wurden verschiedene tolle Dinge vorgestellt. Unter anderem die Personen-Drohne. Wenn ich nicht wüsste wie ich meine Drohne ab und an ‘gelandet’ habe, würde ich gern drin sitzen. Wenn es mal bessere Batterien gibt wird so eine Personendrohne endlich mal ‘Zukunft’ und nutzbar.

Let’s Encrypt Now Being Abused By Malvertisers (

Why can’t we have nice things? – match command-line arguments to their help text (

Shell Command kopieren und schon wird aus den Manpages wunderbar zusammengestellt was die Argumente bedeuten!


Jukedeck (

Jukedeck is based on state-of-the-art tech we’re building that brings artificial intelligence to music composition. We’re making a system that can write original tracks according to your specifications, so that you can have customised music at the touch of a button.

AI Dingens um royality-free Musik für Videos und dergleichen zu generieren. Funktioniert ziemlich gut auch wenn dem Endstück ein bisschen der Schwung fehlt.

How to Talk to Your Parents About Encryption (

Of course, online financial transactions are a little different than at your local branch. When I make a deposit with my online bank, I don’t just hand some cash to a teller, I ask my neighbor to drop it off at the post office for me, where it gets picked up by a mailman, who’s kind of busy that day, so he asks his wife to swing by the bank, but all the bank tellers are out to lunch, so she leaves it with the doorman, who says he’ll pass it along when they get back. Oh, and my cash isn’t even in an envelope; it’s just a naked $100 bill.
That’s what happens every time you do anything on the Internet. That should scare your parents.


TechTrends 2016 (

The days of $60, AAA battery-operated ZigBee temperature sensors (the size of a deck of cards) are numbered. For a fraction of that price, users can have half a dozen sensors packed into something the size of a thumbnail. This means today’s sensor makers will have to adapt — or be irrelevant.

Spannende Technologie-Trends für das Jahr 2016. Ich bin gespannt ob die Sensoren bald nur noch einige Franken kosten werden. Bei der Hausautomation tut sich ja einiges, jedoch ist der Preis viel zu hoch, um eine Wohnung komplett umzurüsten (vorallem Mietwohnungen haben derzeit noch das nachsehen).

How Tesla Will Change The World (

Right now, the world’s combined annual output of lithium-ion batteries is 30GWh—mostly for use in laptops and mobile phones. The Gigafactory will make more than that each year, which means it will more than double the total lithium-ion batteries made each year globally.

Longread in steigerungsform: Massive Longread! Aber diesen Stil ist man sich ja unterdessen von Waitbutwhy gewöhnt.

Small Houses – GucklHupf (

Wunderbarer Holzbau!

Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact (

A government position paper, published by the Ministry of Security and Justice on Monday and signed by the security and business ministers, concludes that “the government believes that it is currently not appropriate to adopt restrictive legal measures against the development, availability and use of encryption within the Netherlands.”

DANKE Holland! Schweiz, bitte nachmachen!

Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the Year – Ben Klock (

Ben Klock – Musik für die kommende Woche!

Taco Bell Programming (

I have far more faith in xargs than I do in Hadoop. Hell, I trust xargs more than I trust myself to write a simple multithreaded processor. I trust syslog to handle asynchronous message recording far more than I trust a message queue service.

Atlassian’s $5.5 Billion User Onboarding Magic (

Atlassian has grown to $320M in annual revenue with virtually no sales team. Damn.

Atlassian ist einer der Softwareriesen, die begriffen haben wie man die Leute an seine Produkte bindet.

Simulating The World (In Emoji) (

Point is, our world is run by complex systems. We may feel helpless to change them or understand them… but I believe all of us can — and must — learn to think in systems.

That’s where simulations come in! It’s easier to understand a system if you can see the system, or better yet, play with the system. So today, I’d like to share with you some simple simulations of the world… made in emoji. 🌲🌲🌲

Die Welt simuliert mit Emojis (Achtung Suchtgefahr!)

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization (

How much money exists in the world?

Eine Grafik zur Frage: “How much money exists in the world?”

Zukunft der Arbeit: Uns braucht es bald nur noch als Konsumenten (

Früher ersetzten Maschinen Muskelkraft, heute geistige Fähigkeiten. Neuerdings beherrschen Computer nicht mehr nur repetitive, einfache Tätigkeiten, sondern immer komplexere. Sie erkennen Muster besser als Menschen. Firmen, die nicht alle Prozesse digitalisieren, bleiben auf der Strecke.

Hatten wir schon öfters hier. Derzeit wird viel über den Digitalen Shift geschrieben, der uns bevorsteht.


Troubleshooting High I/O Wait in Linux (

Performance Read Nummer 1: IO-Wait auf Linux Systemen analysieren

Linux Performance Analysis in 60,000 Milliseconds (

Performance Read Nummer 2: Performance Analyse in 60 sekunden #goldwert

Mobile voice and data global traffic chart (

RT @fromedome: Chart of the day: Why are we still calling them phones?

Entwicklung des mobilen Internet Traffics.

What Are Traffic Waves and Why Do They Happen So Much? (

Strassenverkehr sind schwingende Systeme. Wie ein Verkehrsstau entsteht, kann man mit der Animation auf der Seite einfach nachstellen.

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