Two-factor authentication is a mess - The Verge → Illustrating how usability is a critical component in “security”
Or how to catastrophically break (and recover) your nova compute node with a failed live-migration
MySQL skip duplicate replication errors - MDLog:/sysadmin → This came in handy today, to eliminate the pain caused by an application updating both the master and the replicated slave database. Fixing these is normally a huge PITA involving table-level locking on the production database. No longer!
It’s about taking a temporary break from one of life’s most basic responsibilities: Having to think of what to say.
The SR-71 speed check story - SR71 → A positive story, even better since it’s true. I bet the book (mentioned in the comments) would be really interesting
The following are interesting links I’ve stumbled across recently:
A funny illustration that familiarity with a broad set of disciplines improves overall results