Articles and News


»The FemtoStar Project is a global community developing a satellite constellation for secure, open, and private communications - anywhere on planet Earth.«

#satellite-communication #open-source

Introducing Site Isolation in Firefox

This post introduces the isolation feature in Firefox and describes how to enable it in the different Firefox versions before the official release later this year.

#firefox #security

Getting a Repeatable Build, Every Time

The author provides a practical list of tips for handling the “glue layer” between the build and CI/CD tools.

#ci-cd #software-builds

Extreme HTTP Performance Tuning: 1.2M API req/s on a 4 vCPU EC2 Instance

The author shows how it was possible to serve five times the number of API requests with the same hardware resources by tuning different aspects of the application stack.

#systems-performance #web-performance

A Brief Introduction to Esoteric Languages


Projects and Releases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4

RHEL 8.4 includes the Container Tools 3.0 AppStream and new AppStrems for recent versions of PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Redis, and GCC, LLVM Rust, and Go. In addition, the latest release brings improvements for edge environments, like additional options for installing disconnected systems and the ability to use OSTree repositories with OCI container images.

#type:release #rhel

Ansible 4.0

While Ansible 3.0 was based on Ansible Base 2.10.x, Ansible 4.0 is based on the ansible-core-2.11.x package. Due to the major update of the ansible-core package, there might be backward-incompatible changes to the playbook language and command-line tools.

#ansible #type:release

NetBSD 9.2

NetBSD 9.2 contains essential security and stability fixes.

#type:release #netbsd #bsd

AmigaOS 3.2

»AmigaOS 3.2 comes packed with well over 100 new features, dozens of updates that cover nearly all AmigaOS components, and a battery of bug fixes that will undoubtedly solidify the user experience.«

#amigaos #type:release

Istio 1.10

#type:release #istio

HAProxy 2.4

»HAProxy 2.4 adds exciting features such as support for HTTP/2 WebSockets, authorization and routing of MQTT and FIX (Financial Information Exchange) protocol messages, DNS resolution over TCP, server timeouts that you can change on the fly, dynamic SSL certificate storage for client certificates sent to backend servers, and an improved cache; it adds a built-in OpenTracing integration, new Prometheus metrics, and circuit breaking improvements.«

#haproxy #type:release

Nyxt 2.0

Version 2.0 of Nyxt, the keyboard-driven, programmable browser, comes with theme support, dark mode, and many more improvements.

#web-browser #nyxt #type:release


KubeVirt is a Kubernetes Virtualization API and runtime to define and manage virtual machines.

#virtualization #kubernetes


Screen recorder for X11-based window systems.

#screen-recorder #x11


Graphical user interface for borg backup.

#backup #borgbackup

Can’t Unsee

#ui-design #ux-disign