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Zerigo (VPS, DNS, etc) and 8x8 (Vo-IP) are two companies you should avoid. Why? They send spam.
I have two accounts (soon to be zero) at Zerigo. Today I received two spam emails from 8x8, one email to each email address I used at Zerigo. At first I was puzzled, because I didn’t use unique email addresses, but getting the same email at the same time to different accounts made me suspicious.
A Twitter search revealed the mystery when I saw this tweet:
8x8 acquired Zerigo in June 2011 but that’s no excuse for this behaviour.
The front page of Zerigo states:
At Zerigo, we care about our customers, and that has guided every decision …
Apparently just some bullshit they wrote to fool you. Please avoid Zerigo.
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hosting custom user content under a subdomain is simply a security suicide
— GitHub: Yummy cookies across domains
Honest question: Why is everyone so cynical and brash here?
It’s a rockstar developer thing. You wouldn’t understand.
StackSort connects to StackOverflow, searches for ‘sort a list’, and downloads and runs code snippets until the list is sorted.
And now there’s stacksort.
Just deal with the fact that our pace of both information creation and consumption is seemingly increasing exponentially over time. In a year from now we will all create, curate and consume more information than we do today, but our human minds and cognitive abilities will be equally equipped with no wider of a bandwidth. Tools for information consumption is what keeps up sane in this crazy information frenzy of a world, so don’t hug and hold on to antiquated tools.
Moxie Marlinspike comments on Hacker News:
The reason I’m drawn to the work of DJB is because of his fanatical attention to security-related detail. He wrote and released his own high performance mail server, DNS server, web server, and logging replacement during a period of time when server-side software was plagued with exploitation, and people have only ever found, what, two somewhat minor bugs? Ever?
So what he creates is almost always amazingly solid, but for all his attention to security perfection, his software is also amazingly unusable. Want to run publicfile? First, forget everything you know about standard unix directory structures, because DBJ doesn’t like them.
I feel somewhat the same way about NaCL. We can bet the lives of our first born children that the implementation won’t suffer any of the bugs that OpenSSL has over the years. Side channel attacks, memory corruption bugs, and timing problems will almost certainly be nonexistent, and someone could probably do their PhD thesis on documenting why.
People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen and get no respect. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics are respected and can do amazing things to advance those disciplines.
— Zed. A. Shaw in Advice From An Old Programmer
1200 Miljarder (by Martin Borgs)
What most schools don’t teach (by CodeOrg)