Fascinating articles from across the web that you should bookmark.
3 January 2024
A creative (not recommended) way to rescue a PostgreSQL table that has run out of integer sequences.
1 October 2023
Some interesting stories from an individual who has worked in the high frequency trading field.
4 September 2023
An article detailing how an attacker can hijack Google Maps entries to redirect sensitive information.
29 April 2023
A somewhat unethical technique to hijack the back button and send users to cloned websites.
11 January 2023
20 October 2022
A pair of programmers who snuck into Apple during the early 90s to develop a program as volunteers.
31 August 2022
How not to run an employee bonus scheme staring DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) in 1996.
15 June 2022
A sometimes odd but fascinating read around fandoms/fanfiction and how the communities use various services.
1 April 2022
A story around exploiting the economics inside Minecraft for profit.
24 February 2022
One of the founders of Stackoverflow talks about the perils of rewriting a codebase with examples from Netscape Navigator.
22 February 2022
A fascinating website with classes devoted to the Halt and Catch Fire TV series. If you haven’t watched it do yourself a favour.
21 February 2022
A fascinating story around DirecTV pirates in the early 2000’s and the lengths DirecTV went to brick pirate cards a week before the Superbowl. A few more interesting articles can be found here and here.
21 February 2022
Some controversy developed in 1999 concerning the Instant Messaging service provided by America Online (AOL), which had at that time become very popular only recently.
20 February 2022
Interesting story around a forgotten employee still on the payroll but with no direction.
19 February 2022
Moscow University students built an illegal network to meet their needs. Everything from shoddy cabling to network wars.
18 February 2022
A very interesting system to identify military radar via satellite imagery.