File-hoster ‘Instaudio’ Announces Shutdown Citing Legal Pressure
Jul31

File-hoster ‘Instaudio’ Announces Shutdown Citing Legal Pressure

In the spring of 2013, more than six years ago, a new niche hosting service called Instaudio saw the light. The site, operated by an anonymous musician, offered anyone a quick and easy way to upload music files. Before the launch, it was used as a private service, but the operator eventually made it available to the public at large. Despite attracting a healthy user-base, the site always remained a side-project. The operator, who...

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Bash aliases you can’t live without
Jul31

Bash aliases you can’t live without

A Bash alias is a method of supplementing or overriding Bash commands with new ones. Bash aliases make it easy for users to customize their experience in a POSIX terminal. They are often defined in $HOME/.bashrc or $HOME/bash_aliases (which must be loaded by $HOME/.bashrc). read...

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How to structure a multi-file C program: Part 2
Jul31

How to structure a multi-file C program: Part 2

In Part 1, I laid out the structure for a multi-file C program called MeowMeow that implements a toy codec. I also talked about the Unix philosophy of program design, laying out a number of empty files to start with a good structure from the very beginning. Lastly, I touched on what a Makefile is and what it can do for you. read...

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Is the cloud right for you?
Jul31

Is the cloud right for you?

Corey Quinn opened his lightning talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x) with an apology. Corey is a cloud economist at The Duckbill Group, writes Last Week in AWS, and hosts the Screaming in the Cloud podcast. He’s also a funny and engaging speaker. read...

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A Hacker Stole Data From 100 Million Capital One Customers

In a criminal complaint, the FBI detailed how a hacker allegedly stole data from 100 million people—and how she got caught.

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