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Serving elaborate meals to the super-rich left me feeling empty.

Dinner and Deception by Edward Frame
posted by Elementary Penguin on Aug 24, 2015 - 92 comments

NTP or Not NTP? That is the question.

The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
posted by pjern on Mar 13, 2015 - 95 comments


What happens when you type google.com into your browser and press enter? [I]nstead of the usual story, we're going to try to answer this question in as much detail as possible. No skipping out on anything.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 20, 2015 - 66 comments

Ello is soooo summer of 2014. Autumn is tilde.club

While Ello burns out and MetaFilter goes 2014, tilde.club appears as a defiantly old school minimalist blogging platform. What is tilde.club? It's a community developed social network, initiated by MeFite ftrain. As described, "The only goal is for tilde.club to be a place where you can make weird web pages that you might not want to put anywhere else." Community activity involves the updating of home pages, sometimes to creative effect, discussions and thoughts on historical Internet culture, working on teccie stuff and donating towards costs via new methods and old. Live for several days now, the cultures of established and new users are differing, while interest means there is currently a new user waitlist. There is also a web ring.
posted by Wordshore on Oct 4, 2014 - 130 comments

Here's a Good Stiff (ed) Tip For You

A server who was stiffed on a tip but left a note condemning her homosexual lifestyle instead, receives thousands from sympathetic strangers and donates everything to Wounded Warriors Project.
posted by WalkerWestridge on Nov 18, 2013 - 103 comments

The Life of an Admin in the IT World

Nine Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin, Network Admin (from InfoWorld via /.)
posted by JoeXIII007 on Jul 18, 2013 - 90 comments

This Is For Everyone

Twenty two years ago today, a British physicist, former trainspotter, science fiction fan and computer builder, with the help of Robert Cailliau and other colleagues at CERN, executed the first successful communication between a HTTP client and server on the Internet. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 25, 2012 - 30 comments

Cloud Consitency

Netflix has open sourced tools it uses for load balancing and failure management with Amazon Web Services . They plan to release more tools in the future. They are on Github.
posted by juiceCake on Sep 5, 2012 - 12 comments

Never get in the way of people trying to give you money

Anatomy of a Crushing: Imagine you're a relatively small company (Pinboard) and news leaks that your vastly larger competitor (Delicious) might be about to disappear. A huge bonanza? Sure, if you can keep the site running under traffic that's suddenly 20 times higher than normal. (previously) (via)
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 8, 2011 - 21 comments

Singing in the Rain

Rain + server room in basement = nerd horror
posted by loquacious on Apr 2, 2008 - 42 comments

Blogger Destroys Router

Ah, remember the olden days when Blogger had to beg for money from users to get new hardware? These days, the hardware is begging Blogger -- FOR MERCY.
posted by brownpau on Mar 17, 2006 - 9 comments

A Couple of Large Pieces, Joined at the Hip

Akamai is having some issues. It turns out a lot of really large companies use Akamai as their DNS host and apparently most of their DNS servers are no longer responding. And it's not like this is the first time. Geeks are in a tizzy. Whither the decentralized network?
posted by bshort on Jun 15, 2004 - 19 comments

Server suicide:

Server suicide: A group of british artists have set up a webserver that also controls a crusher. The thing is, the webserver is inside the crusher and will crush itself on Thursday at 20:00 GMT. (via found)
posted by edsousa on Sep 10, 2002 - 29 comments

Hi-tech webserver platfrom unveiled!

Hi-tech webserver platfrom unveiled! Seriously though, a webserver running on a Commodore 64... what will people think of next?
posted by robzster1977 on Mar 7, 2002 - 9 comments

Missing server found... behind a wall...

Missing server found... behind a wall... Got this from Scott's site and thought I would share it. I'm just amazed the thing stayed up for so long.
posted by starvingartist on Apr 10, 2001 - 11 comments

And the circle is complete. Turn a fridge into a compter case? Been there, done that. Turn a computer case into a fridge? Ahh, now there you go. [via /usr/bin/girl]
posted by plinth on Mar 28, 2001 - 2 comments

Salacious Selebrity [sic] Sleazesheet's Server Solicitations.

Salacious Selebrity [sic] Sleazesheet's Server Solicitations. Popbitch is great. It's the outlet for all the stuff that tabloid hacks can't get past their legal teams. Madonna likes it. It's a victim of its success. It needs a dedicated server. Déjà vu all over again, but heh, it's a worthy cause.
posted by holgate on Mar 22, 2001 - 6 comments

The worlds smallest web server

The worlds smallest web server has been build by a hack named Fredric White from a two dollar Fairchild chip, just over 1K of code, and a couple of other bits. Check out these images of the entire server set up which is dwarfed by the serial cable it's connected to. Now that's internet everywhere.
posted by grant on Nov 25, 1999 - 0 comments

If you don't know about the iPic server, you should. And if you do, you should check out the site again. The iPic server is the world's smallest Web server. It contains a few files on a chip the size of a nickel. If this isn't sassy, I don't know what is.
posted by tdecius on Oct 26, 1999 - 0 comments

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