Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Facebook fractures its secretive hardware division

Roughly a year and a half ago, Regina Dugan, a former director for the US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, took the stage at Facebook’s F8 developer conference. There, she told the audience that

DevOps101?—?First Steps on Terraform: Terraform + OpenStack + Ansible

In DevOps101?—?Infrastructure as Code With Vagrant (LAMP Stack), I’ve introduced the Agile DevOps movement. It aims to automate work and allow you to launch faster. If you are planning to start a business or side-project,

How to Install and Configure Basic OpnSense Firewall

In a prior article, a firewall solution known as PfSense was discussed. In early 2015 a decision was made to fork PfSense and a new firewall solution called OpnSense was released. OpnSense started it’s...

Facebook is expanding its video platform while reportedly slashing news show funding

Facebook Watch is expanding, even as it’s failing to gain much traction amongst younger, digital-native audiences. Today, the platform announced it was expanding its 15-sec ads to more than a dozen new countries, as well

Django ORM Relationships Cheat Sheet

Polymorphic Many to Many Relationship With package?—?django-polymorphic. Demo details: In this demo we have 3 models (Valet, Owner and Car), and 4 tables (valets, owners, cars and drivers). Business Rules: The Valet (driver) can drive

Startup Founders Think Real Progress on Diversity Is Years Away

Most startup founders think it’ll take more than a decade for the tech workforce to look like America; more than one-third think it will take more than two decades.

Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO

Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by Lazada executive president Pierre Poignant after just nine months in the role. Alibaba owns more than 90 percent of Lazada but it has been involved in the business […]

How Congress missed another chance to hold big tech accountable

From time to time the entire technology press corps gets together on Twitter, spends several hours live-tweeting the same event, and then writes a series of blog posts about how nothing important happened. This event

How to Enable RHEL Subscription in RHEL 8

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is an easy to manage and simple to control operating system that can be used on different Linux platforms such as – servers, virtual data centers, workstations etc. As many...

Skullcandy launches its first truly wireless earbuds

Skullcandy announced the launch of its first truly wireless earbuds today, called the Skullcandy Push. The earbuds feature a large button on the side, which can be used to answer calls, switch audio tracks, and

Amazon’s Holiday Toy Catalog Is Advertising Parents Actually Want

And some people are mad they didn’t get one.

How to get noticed in the Javascript world

The first part is knowing you’re allowed to, and encouraged to contribute. I had no idea about this, and I feel this is the major restriction. People don’t know you can do this. The next

How to Configure and Use PAM in Linux

Linux-PAM (short for Pluggable Authentication Modules which evolved from the Unix-PAM architecture) is a powerful suite of shared libraries used to dynamically authenticate a user to applications (or services) in a Linux system. It...

NASA’s latest asteroid target had a wet and wild history

Long before it struck out on its own, a distant, small asteroid called Bennu had a wet, watery start, according to new evidence just announced by NASA. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which arrived at Bennu on