Links for 2014-09-22

  • The Open Source Software Engagement Award

    SFU announces award for students who demonstrate excellence in contributing to an Open Source project

    (tags: sfu awards students open-source oss universities funding)

  • DublinDashboard

    ‘provides citizens, public sector workers and companies with real-time information, time-series indicator data, and interactive maps about all aspects of the city. It enables users to gain detailed, up to date intelligence about the city that aids everyday decision making and fosters evidence-informed analysis.’

    (tags: dublin dashboards maps geodata time-series open-data ireland)

  • mcrouter: A memcached protocol router for scaling memcached deployments

    New from Facebook engineering:

    Last year, at the [email protected] event and at the USENIX Networked Systems Design and Implementation conference , we spoke about turning caches into distributed systems using software we developed called mcrouter (pronounced “mick-router”). Mcrouter is a memcached protocol router that is used at Facebook to handle all traffic to, from, and between thousands of cache servers across dozens of clusters distributed in our data centers around the world. It is proven at massive scale — at peak, mcrouter handles close to 5 billion requests per second. Mcrouter was also proven to work as a standalone binary in an Amazon Web Services setup when Instagram used it last year before fully transitioning to Facebook’s infrastructure. Today, we are excited to announce that we are releasing mcrouter’s code under an open-source BSD license. We believe it will help many sites scale more easily by leveraging Facebook’s knowledge about large-scale systems in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-deploy package.
    This is pretty crazy — basically turns a memcached cluster into a much more usable clustered-storage system, with features like shadowing production traffic, cold cache warmup, online reconfiguration, automatic failover, prefix-based routing, replicated pools, etc. Lots of good features.

    (tags: facebook scaling cache proxy memcache open-source clustering distcomp storage)

  • DIRECT MARKETING – A GENERAL GUIDE FOR DATA CONTROLLERS

    In particular:

    Where you have obtained contact details in the context of the sale of a product or service, you may only use these details for direct marketing by electronic mail if the following conditions are met: the product or service you are marketing is of a kind similar to that which you sold to the customer at the time you obtained their contact details At the time you collected the details, you gave the customer the opportunity to object, in an easy manner and without charge, to their use for marketing purposes Each time you send a marketing message, you give the customer the right to object to receipt of further messages The sale of the product or service occurred not more than twelve months prior to the sending of the electronic marketing communication or, where applicable, the contact details were used for the sending of an electronic marketing communication in that twelve month period.

    (tags: email spam regulations ireland law dpc marketing direct-marketing)

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  1. Posted September 27, 2014 at 13:36 | Permalink

    That is not a city dashboard, this is a city dashboard

    http://citydashboard.org/london/

    :-)