Jaspal Sawhney

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The Science Behind The World Cup Ball

Each World Cup, the sportswear giant Adidas designs an official ball to be used in the tournament.<p>And small changes in the design can create significant differences in how the ball responds during play.<p>"It's an interesting phenomena that the world's most popular sporting event for the world's most …

Space

Google Releases Tools for Comparing Cloud Performance Across Vendors

Google has released a new open-source toolset for developers struggling to measure the relative performance of the Google Cloud Platform against …

Enterprise Tech

Deploy a Multicluster Ingress on Google Kubernetes Engine

In the previous part of this tutorial for Federated Kubernetes, we have configured a geographically distributed Kubernetes cluster through …

Cloud Computing

Meet Atoms, the minimalist startup shoes you’ll actually wear

Step aside, Allbirds. Atoms come in quarter-sizes you can mix-and-match. Emerging from stealth today in a TechCrunch exclusive, this shoe startup’s obsession with satisfaction allowed it to replace my Nikes. I’ve spent the last two months wearing Atoms every day. They’re the first sneaker …

Shoes

Configuring Kubernetes Cluster Federation to Create a Global Deployment

One of the advantages of running workloads in Kubernetes is the ease of configuring desired state. Once a Replica Set, a StatefulSet, or a Deployment …

Cloud Computing

Time to “Hello, World”: VMs vs. containers vs. PaaS vs. FaaS

By Dmytro Melnyk, Product Marketing Manager<br>Do you want to build applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) but have no idea where to start? That was …

Google Cloud Platform

Gardening 101: Hostas

Hosta, <i>Hosta:</i> “Plantain Lily”<p>My introduction to hostas came when I was the new owner of a 1920s brick row house in Queens, New York. Spring arrived …

Gardening

10 Open Source Security Tools You Should Know

Open source tools can be the basis for solid security and intense learning. Here are 10 you should know about for your IT security toolkit.

Information Security

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent …

New Jersey

Thread by @naval: "How to Get Rich (without getting lucky): Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how w […]"

How to Get Rich (without getting lucky):<p>Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer …

Outsourcing

Why you should deploy on Friday afternoon

Don't deploy on Friday afternoons!<p>This expression is taken as programmer wisdom but I hate it. I'm going to try and kill it, with words and …

DevOps

Living in a Docker world

How much do you know about containers?<p>Once upon a time, I worked at a startup that was looking to “Dockerize” its backend infrastructure. This developed into a running joke where the programmers on the team would ask me if I knew what Docker was, and I would say:<p>“Yes, it’s like a boat.”<p>This would …

DevOps

Before and After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation

After suffering years of neglect, a historic home is brought back to life with a fresh new look to match its vibrant, hip neighborhood.<p>When a young family first purchased Maison Clark, the home boasted little charm. From issues with mold and seepage to its cramped, dark, non-functional layout, the …

Dining Rooms

Software-Defined Storage or Hyperconverged Infrastructure?

It’s easy to get software-defined storage (SDS) confused with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Both solutions “software-define” the …

Get Smart About Network Segmentation & Traffic Routing

Through a combination of intelligent segmentation and traffic routing to tools, you can gain much better visibility into your network. Here's how.

Active Defense and “Hacking Back”: A Primer

In the lead piece in this package, Idaho National Lab’s Andy Bochman puts forth a provocative idea: that no amount of spending on technology defenses can secure your critical systems or help you keep pace with hackers. To protect your most valuable information, he argues, you need to move beyond …

Top 10 SXSW 2018 Best-Selling Books to Read this Summer

<b>SXSW is the premier destination for thousands of creatives from a vast and diverse range of industries to discover what’s next.</b> From compelling …

Top 10

Making Kubernetes work for the average engineer—via PaaS

Too consumed with your OpenStack deployment to put a Kubernetes cluster on the blockchain? Not to worry: Most people are still trying to figure out …

GDPR: Removing Monal from the EU

As many people know the EU’s GDPR regulations come into effect on May 25th. While Monal is privacy focused, it is also free, open source and run by a …

Acephalic Agile—worse than Waterfall?

When we formed LShift, we sat with a group of engineers and asked them what the new company would have to be like for them to want to join it. Their …

Containers are here. What about container security?

The industry is gaga for container technologies like Docker and for good reason. According to ESG research, containers make up about 19 percent of …

DevOps

A Guide to Securing Cloud Platforms

<b>Evaluating cloud providers and looking for a trusted technology partner? Focus on these five vital aspects of cloud security.</b><p>Ideally, a cloud …

A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode

In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.<p>When clients approached Portland–based In Situ Architecture to construct a new dwelling for their small family, they had several requests. Not only were they looking to build a property with enough space …

GitOps: 'Git Push' All the Things

While the idea of cloud-native computing promises to change how modern IT operations work, the idea remains vague for many who work in the …

Haskell's Missing Concurrency Basics

I also blog frequently on the Yesod Web Framework blog, as well as the FP Complete blog.<p>November 16, 2016<p><i>See a typo? Have a suggestion? Edit this</i> …

[Infographic] The Hybrid Cloud Journey: So What’s Next? (Part 1 of 2)

As PaaS Turns Strategic, So Do Implementation Considerations

<b>Platform-as-a-Service Implementation Decisions Have Moved from Developers to Boardrooms.</b><p>This report is about the change in best practices required …

PaaS

Exploring container security: Isolation at different layers of the Kubernetes stack

By Tim Allclair, Software Engineer, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Maya Kaczorowski, Product Manager, Security & Privacy <i><br>Editor’s note: This is the</i> …

Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want

In every off-season teams in every sport begin a strange ritual. Prospective coaches are flown in to meet with management about open …

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Hi all, Nearly an year ago, I faced a life-shattering crisis that completely wrecked my world view. Since then I have rebuilt up from scratch, and I …