1. Page requests to the metal - hardware level - 2019 November 25

    There's a large number of steps of abstraction in the modern web stack. Let's follow through everything that happens in between submitting a form to a very "simple" web app that adds together two numbers from the form. This part focuses on the way in which this happens in hardware on the chips themselves.


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  2. Page requests to the metal - introduction - 2019 November 25

    There's a large number of steps of abstraction in the modern web stack. Let's follow through everything that happens in between submitting a form to a very "simple" web app that adds together two numbers from the form.


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  3. Page requests to the metal - Network stack - From frontend to backend - 2019 November 25

    There's a large number of steps of abstraction in the modern web stack. Let's follow through everything that happens in between submitting a form to a very "simple" web app that adds together two numbers from the form. This part focuses on the Network stack which connects the frontend to the backend in our web app.


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  4. Debloating - 2019 November 23

    A practical example of why debloating is a good way to reduce the vulnerability surface.


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  5. Running pip as a Python module - 2019 November 03

    Since Python 3.4 you have been able to run pip as though it were a Python module, this actually prevents a variety of annoying issues from occurring.


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  6. Daylight savings transition tonight - 2019 October 05

    I'm currently in Australia and daylight savings starts tonight. Will your system handle this? Do you need manual intervention?


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  7. Falsehoods people believe about Australian time zones - 2019 October 01

    Here's various falsehoods I've heard about Australian time zones over the years.


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  8. Why I now hesitate to use TeX - 2019 September 30

    I used to use LaTeX far more than I do now despite my continuing work on various typesetting projects (such as various automated report generation projects). I'm still using LaTeX but less than I used to, here's my thoughts on why.


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  9. How important are portfolios to developers - 2019 September 29

    I was asked by a junior developer at a professional meet "how much does portfolio work matter for senior developers?" here's my attempt at an answer.


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  10. Various ipsum text examples - 2019 August 04

    Some various examples of ipsum text


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