gizmodo.com/netflix-on-an-nes-is-the-best-worst-way-to-watch-netfli-1690585053, posted 11 Mar by peter in hack nintendo retro video
There's no reason you would ever need to rig up an NES to run Netflix. Which is why it's so great that these two delightfully insane Netflix engineers did it for us. Because at long last, we can finally see the House of Cards intro in all the horrific, 8-bit glory absolutely no one ever intended.
Serf is a tool for cluster membership, failure detection, and orchestration that is decentralized, fault-tolerant and highly available. Serf runs on every major platform: Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is extremely lightweight: it uses 5 to 10 MB of resident memory and primarily communicates using infrequent UDP messages.
twitter.com/wastholm/status/572663855190568960, posted 3 Mar by peter
Verifying myself: I am wastholm on Keybase.io. IcIKF5YJVapmOsi1PgZLJBdme_u2IJErzyDv / https://t.co/SpfBsG2beA
Ever wonder what exactly is inside a font? We know it contains letters — or actually, drawings of letters, but what else is in there? Well, why not crack one open and see, and while we’re there, find a way to make this world a little less buzzwordy?
premium.wpmudev.org/blog/the-big-list-of-payment-gateways-for-the-global-merchant/, posted 2 Mar by peter in business list online payment
There are a few excellent payment gateways that have come along and made it easier for people in the US to take payments like Stripe, Dwolla, and WePay. What are the options for the non-US merchant, though? What can they use to take payment?
challengepost.com/software/zero-click-bitcoin-micropayments, posted 28 Feb by peter in business cryptocurrency startup
Zero Click is a dead easy payment protocol that will allow users to pay for resources online in the simplest way using Bitcoin. We came up with the idea when we noticed that the HTTP 402 payment required status code was unimplemented. We used Bitcoin because it allows us to transfer money with no registration and no lengthy approval for the person receiving the money.
And now we’ve come to the 70’s. There is just something cool about the movies made during that time and the post-apocalypse genre was really coming into it’s own. We were now moving a bit away from the standard Atom Bomb and the Mutated Monster and beginning to portray a society that had devolved into barbarism and ruin. The movies started becoming more violent and edgy and having either a sole individual or a group of people fighting for their life. Some of the movies retained a simpleness of the 50’s and 60’s, while others (like Zardoz and Wizards) got “a little out there”.
PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. The growing ecosystem of PostCSS plugins can add vendor prefixes, support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.
PostCSS is used by Google, Twitter, Alibaba, and Shopify. Its most popular plugin, Autoprefixer, is one of the most universally praised CSS processors available.
PostCSS can do the same work as preprocessors like Sass, Less, and Stylus. But PostCSS is modular, 4-40x faster, and much more powerful.
twitter.com/wastholm/status/570126482573537280, posted 24 Feb by peter
Sony says one of their online services will be down for a system upgrade – for SEVEN DAYS. Clearly they're not big on #continuousdelivery.
Babies at high risk for becoming allergic to peanuts are much less likely to develop the allergy if they are regularly fed foods containing the legumes starting in their first year of life.