Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sharing Economy in China 2017

Reuters article on the “sharing economy” in China: China’s slam dunk ‘sharing economy’ booms, but can it last? “Twelve firms renting out power banks – typically compact, mobile battery chargers – secured 1.13 billion yuan, while newer businesses such as … Continue reading

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Ecommerce Weather Report for Manila in 2017

This is a follow-up to my 2016 post. Not much new in mid-2017 for online shopping sites, but Honestbee is doing the first grocery home delivery now in the Philippines. The dominant grocery chain is Robinson’s, but they don’t offer … Continue reading

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SVG and Favicon Workflow Links

Inkscape Vector Editing Software (and Early SVG Reference Implementation) Inkscape: Homepage, W Automating App Assets With Inkscape HN discussion SO: Convert and resize SVG to PNG PySVG workflow plus pictdiff “PNG rendering changes when a) Inkscape is updated, b) the … Continue reading

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Truly Seamless Reloads with HAProxy – No More Hacks!

Landmark “corporate” technical blog post from Willy Tarreau titled “Truly Seamless Reloads with HAProxy – No More Hacks!” Summary is that there is progress concerning HAProxy zero-downtime reloads on linux, even under heavy connection load. Interestingly, microservice owners doing frequent … Continue reading

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Percona Live MySQL Conference 2017

Percona Live 2017 was again a well-organized and well-attended Open Source database conference this year in Santa Clara. Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO, Percona Each year a different conference theme emerges. This year I would say it was timeseries databases, … Continue reading

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