Now that I've actually had an SSD for a while... Tags: computers, hardware.
Since I have an SSD, I'm never going to go back. The voice in the back of my head that's telling me I am expending write cycles every time I copy an iso is totally worth it.
An SSD is not just faster, it's an order of magnitude faster
No, not by any benchmarks. Harddrives hit over 125MB/s and my SSD gets about 475MB/s, so at 3.8x faster it's by no means an order of magnitude. However, we're forgetting that you hit the maximum harddrive's throughput about, what, 0.001% of the time? The rest of the time, we are waiting for this thing called a "read-write head" to move and the thing called "platter" to turn around.
Searching 10GB of data As A Service - lessons learned Tags: programming, webdevelopment, databases.
The day before yesterday I launched a service where you can check whether you were included in the Adobe accounts hack. I had the file, it could be grepped for stuff in about 30 seconds, and I thought "hey, others might want to do this too". And so I started coding.
My parents would be home soon and we'd go out for dinner, but I wanted it done. With the Linkedin breach someone else put up the same service so it doesn't seem to be an uncommon thing to do. Since I didn't want anyone to steal my idea before I could get it done (and my work would be wasted), I was kind of on a schedule.
Are you affected by Adobe's hack? Tags: websites, security.
I wrote a tool that checks whether your email address and password were among the ones hacked at Adobe. It won't be online forever, just for a few days I think.
You can find it here: https://lucb1e.com/credgrep
The reason it won't be online forever is because it needs a daemon to run. Searching a 10GB file is not trivial, so instead of searching it for everyone individually I wrote a program that does it in the background (daemon). Whenever someone adds a search, it is added to the database.
Google search results keyboard shortcuts stopped working Tags: websites.
Just a very quick post, since I couldn't find the right solution easily elsewhere...
At Google you can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate in search results. The most used is probably tab and then enter, which just brings you to the first search result. By pressing tab, arrow keys, and then enter, it opens other results. And ctrl+enter will even nicely open it in new tabs (to which you can switch with ctrl+tab).
From time to time, these keyboard shortcuts stop working. Google offers no settings for this nor explanation why it would ever stop working; it just breaks and you worry the awesome feature has been removed.
Outlook.com is deleting mail at random Tags: websites, e-mail.
Just a heads up warning for everyone: over the past week I've noticed that Outlook.com is randomly but consistently not delivering certain e-mail. It may or may not affect you, I'm not sure what triggers the error.
As you may have read before
I am using a somewhat odd way of handling email and email addresses. So far it has always worked fine and the only spam I get is legacy stuff that is not using my new system
. So I can really recommend this, plus it sparks interesting conversations at times.
So what happens is this: