Immediate mode GUI

Recently I have been re-writing my own GUI library. This time I took an immediate mode approach rather than the traditionally “retained mode”. I am quite happy with what I’ve got so far, both in…

Plague in San Francisco: rats, racism and reform

Mass autopsies of rats were crucial to ending San Francisco’s bubonic-plague epidemic.Credit: The National Library of Medicine/Centers for Disease Control Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague…

Raw and Red-Hot

In 2007, associate professor of medicine Samia Mora and colleagues published a study of exercise that sought to understand why physical activity is salutary. They already knew that exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as…

Tibetan Musical Notation Is Beautiful

Religions take the cast and hue of the cultures in which they find root. This was certainly true in Tibet when Buddhism arrived in the 7th century. It transformed and was transformed by the native…

The ‘Dark Ages’ Weren’t As Dark As We…

There can be few more damning or more useless terms than “the Dark Ages.” They sound fun in an orcs‐and‐elves sort of way and suggest a very low benchmark from which we have since, as…

xdpcap: XDP Packet Capture

Our servers process a lot of network packets, be it legitimate traffic or large denial of service attacks. To do so efficiently, we’ve embraced eXpress Data Path (XDP), a Linux kernel technology that provides a…

Don’t drown in email! How to use Gmail…

I usually I blog about Angellist, Startups, Founders, the Future and especially Metrics but I have shown this “lifehack” to so many people that I thought it’s worth it’s own blogpost. Hope it’s useful. If…