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Linked: “Get Ready for Summer on Netflix US”

via Netflix: Here are some of the great and varied selection of films coming to our U.S. service in the next few months: June: Sci-fi adventure classics Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3 (June 1) Academy Award Best Picture winner, Spotlight (June 22), the true story of how the Boston Globe …

LInked: “Securing a BitTorrent Sync EC2 Instance”

via Ash Furrow: I’ve been trying to move away from online services that allow easy mass surveillance. For example, I started in 2012, when I moved off of Gmail. It’s not been easy, I think in part because services that are popular are typically ad-supported – viewing your data is how they sell ads to …

Linked: “Amazon Web Services in Plain English”

via ExpeditedSSL: Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course not, I just made those up. But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed. This is the reference that I’ve needed for a while.

Linked: “Wired thinks https can help fight vs ad blocking”

via DigiDay: Wired has a bigger ad blocking problem than the average publication, owing to its tech-savvy audience. More than 20 percent of its audience blocks ads, according to the publication, compared to 16 percent of the U.S. online population as of the second quarter of 2015, according to PageFair. Wired has already been in …

Linked: “What makes a weblog a weblog?” [2003]

via Blogs.Harvard.edu: A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser. There’s a little more to say. The center of the hierarchy, in some sense, is a sequence of weblog “posts” — explained below — that forms the index of the weblog, …