Category Archives: Web

Web browsers: Y u no autosave textarea?

Web browsers are still missing a fundamental feature: autosaving textarea input. It should function like any other editor that we’re used to. Microsoft Word has autosaving and so does this WordPress content area when drafting a post. Even the single … Continue reading

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AWS Route 53 – Anycast Routing Performance

Update 2010-12-25: AWS techs informed me that Route 53 is designed with a balance between latency and availability hence why not all name servers go to the nearest data center like I was expecting. Another AWS tech informed me that … Continue reading

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Why Amazon Route 53 (DNS) is Important in AWS

The other night I was trying to finish up a blog post on why AWS needs to add DNS to their services and then I get an email announcing Route 53, AWS’s DNS service. About time. Instead of saying why … Continue reading

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FTP Protocol – Why Two Ports and Connections?

I’m finding that┬áStack Overflow and Server Fault fuel me with motivation to actually dig up answers to questions I’ve had but was too busy or could not easily find the answer to. One of the questions I’ve had is why … Continue reading

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Who will win the web video war?

Apple bans Flash, Google open sources WebM and adds Flash to Android, and Adobe… well they even get their cross-compiler banned. So who’s going to win this big corporate chess game? It seems the users ultimately will thanks to HTML5 … Continue reading

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