/dev/random Archive

Recommended Links #8

I know it’s been a while since my last recommendations, but here’s a new batch: Learn Redis the hard way (in production); The arrival of AI; VPN’s are a solution to a privacy concern; PHP 7.2 deprecations; Stop using device breakpoints!; 12 useful hacks for Javascript; Malware infection rate is soaring on smartphones; Preload, prefetch

Political hacking is good

Some folks may say that no crime is good and that no crime should be left unpunished. And they would say this not because they feel like that, but only for the sake of political correctness. However political correctness has failed in all aspects of it’s coverage as it ended up discriminating the majorities in

Domainmonster goes off the grid

I got this email from them the other day and as it seems they will be disappearing as a brand as they’ve been integrated completely into the mother company: Dear Malin, Upcoming changes to Domainmonster.com Within the next 48 hours, the Domainmonster.com website will be closing. Visitors will be redirected to 123-reg.co.uk. This is because

Recommended Links #7

I know it’s nearly weekend, but here’s another batch of my recommended reads: An introduction to WordPress shortcodes for developers; VPN’s are not the solution to a policy problem; Marketing a NSFW website on the mainstream, the Pornhub solution; Adding Let’s Encrypt to a WordPress hosted on RaspberryPi; Personal information of jobseekers stolen during hack;

Retargeting becomes more intrusive and lame

I first fell ‘victim’ to retargeting with Chinese websites like Aliexpress or Lightinthebox where you couldn’t access a product without starting to receive tons of spam about similar products. And when I say spam I mean literally tons of spam! So I started unsubscribing from every possible newsletter from the Chinese websites and the spamming