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[$] The inherent fragility of seccomp()

Kernel developers have worried for years that tracepoints could lead to applications depending on obscure implementation details; the consequent need to preserve existing behavior to avoid causing regressions could end up impeding future development. A recent report shows that the seccomp() system call is also more...


Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux

Notes Up is a Markdown editor for Linux desktop with a basic set of features, including PDF export and a markdown cheat sheet built in to the app. This post, Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared...


How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

It’s easy to install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 thanks to the X-Swat Updates PPA, which packages the latest Mesa release for Ubuntu users. This post, How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appea… ...


Sitecore Digital Destiny 2017 – London

The Sitecore Digital Destiny Tour is all about learning from peers who were once on the same path as you, and followed it to success. The Sitcore Digital Destiny tour aims to give you the best digital marketing tools that will allow you to transform your digital...


New Amazon Connect Integrations Offer Popular Contact Center Solutions from SpiceCSM, Pindrop, DialogTech, and Aria Solutions

The AWS Quick Start team and solutions architects, in collaboration with AWS partners, are pleased to announce Amazon Connect integrations—automated deployments that extend the cloud-based contact center functionality provided by Amazon Connect with popular services and solutions from AWS partners. Continue Reading — New Amazon...


[$] Block layer introduction part 2: the request layer

The Linux block layer provides an upstream interface to filesystems and block-special devices allowing them to access a multitude of storage backends in a uniform manner. It also provides downstream interfaces to device drivers and driver-suppor… Continue Reading — [$] Block layer introduction part 2:...


Amazon ElastiCache for Redis introduces dynamic addition and removal of shards while continuing to serve workloads

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis introduces Online Cluster Resizing to add and remove shards from a running cluster. You can now dynamically scale-out or scale-in your Redis cluster workloads to adapt to changes in demand. ElastiCache will resize the clust… Continue Reading — Amazon ElastiCache for...


Does Ubuntu Need a New GTK Theme? [Poll]

Does Ubuntu need a new theme? Ubuntu developers certainly think so. They’ve started a new initiative to try and find a new GTK theme (as well as new GNOME Shell theme and icon set). But is Ambiance really outdated and unfit for purpose? It’s a question that i’m...


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