German Police Raid Homes of Wikileaks.de Domain Owner : “what the Australian government’s secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist has to do with Germany is a mystery. This case is a prime example of multiple governments collaborating in support of censorship.” worrying.
(tags: censorship germany legal police wikileaks brbfbi privacy)
Fast polling using C, memcached, nginx and libevent : well-written worked-through example of a classic memcached-backed libevent front-end caching system
(tags: http memcached caching optimization scalability plurk libevent nginx polling c)
“The Powers That Be Want Action Taken” : ‘Gardai were in the [Today FM] offices yesterday looking for email communications between the team and the artist. According to Dâ€™Arcy the team were told [..] that â€œthe powers that be want action takenâ€.” ffs! how’s about taking action against the fraudsters who’ve bankrupted our country instead? appalling diversionary tactics
(tags: diversions gardai picturegate brian-cowan art pranks today-fm ray-darcy censorship)
AWS Toolkit for Eclipse : ‘Eclipse extensions automatically configure remote debugger connections for diagnosing problems and debugging software run in the cloud’ — ie. you can set a breakpoint on code running remotely, at EC2. that’s pretty awesome (via Steve Loughran)
(tags: via:steveloughran aws ec2 programming java plugins development eclipse cloudcomputing tomcat)
Zooko laid off by AllMyData.com : looks like AllMyData are facing a money crunch (“focussed on keeping costs down”). hopefully this isn’t bad news for Tahoe, the fault-tolerant open-source distributed filesystem — or indeed for Zooko himself
(tags: allmydata zooko money tahoe filesystems storage fault-tolerance funding open-source distributed scalability)
RTE Apologise to Brian Cowen for Nudie Pics Report : the national broadcaster apologises, on air, for a news story covering the ‘paintings of an Taoiseach in the nude’ prank. wtf!
(tags: rte television freedom-of-speech censorship satire wtf apologies soft weakness)