Category Archives: Bookmarks

Bookmarks from Tue Aug 21 2012 to Thu Dec 27 2012

These are recent links Stephen has saved on http://pinboard.in.

Bookmarks for June 25th through August 20th

These are my links for June 25th through August 20th:

Bookmarks for March 10th through May 24th

These are my links for March 10th through May 24th:

Bookmarks for March 5th through March 7th

These are my links for March 5th through March 7th:

Bookmarks for January 19th through March 1st

These are my links for January 19th through March 1st:

Bookmarks for October 18th through December 20th

These are my links for October 18th through December 20th:

Bookmarks for October 10th through October 17th

These are my links for October 10th through October 17th:

  • validate.js – "Lightweight JavaScript form validation library inspired by CodeIgniter. No dependencies…"
  • Official Google Blog: A fall sweep – Disappointed at Code Search closing. It's an odd man out in the mostly focus-on-G+ fall sweep.
  • Microcaching: Speed your app up 250x with no new code – Fenn’s Thoughts – "Microcaching is like an insulation layer for your app – Let's say your wordpress install (or rails app) can handle 20 requests/sec fairly happily. This is fine, up until the point where you get on HN and Reddit at the same time (greatest day of your life) and right at the critical time, your site collapses spectacularly amidst the deafening snarky jeers of your peers. The idea behind microcaching is to cap the amount of requests that can make it through to your app by letting nginx bear the brunt of your pageviews by caching content for a very small amounts of time (ie: 1 second or less)." Interesting technique; example nginx configuration given and explained.
  • Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86 – "This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform…" Works in VirtualBox, at least.
  • A List Apart: Articles: CSS Positioning 101 – A very clear introduction to CSS positioning.

Bookmarks for September 7th through October 5th

These are my links for September 7th through October 5th:

Bookmarks for July 21st through August 13th

These are my links for July 21st through August 13th:

  • Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests v0.5.1 documentation – "Requests is an ISC Licensed HTTP library, written in Python, for human beings. Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks. Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python."
  • Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests v0.5.1 documentation – "Requests is an ISC Licensed HTTP library, written in Python, for human beings. Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks. Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python."
  • assaf/zombie – GitHub – "Zombie.js is a lightweight framework for testing client-side JavaScript code in a simulated environment. No browser required."
  • aptosid Manuals – Upgrade BIOS FreeDOS – "You may want, or have a need, to update the BIOS of your PC, when the manufacturer of the motherboard announces some improvement of BIOS software. The installer program usually offered is an application to run MS-DOS. This is a way to update BIOS from a USB in linux. This will work with USB keys, USB sticks and with micro/mini/SD cards (with a suitable adapter)."
  • head.js – "Load scripts like images. Use HTML5 and CSS3 safely. Target CSS for different screens, paths, states and browsers. Make it the only script in your HEAD. A concise solution to universal issues." Multi-function JS lib, with parallel loading.

Bookmarks for June 22nd through July 19th

These are my links for June 22nd through July 19th: