Harvard’s Berkman Center To Stop Running Groundbreaking Blogging Network

With these two sets of issues in mind, we will end our operation of the blogs.harvard.edu platform in favor of a new platform managed by Harvard University’s Information Technology team. Specifics of that transition are being worked out, and we expect to roll out plans in collaboration with HUIT over the coming weeks.

Upcoming Changes in the Blogs.Harvard Blogging Platform | Weblogs at Harvard

This pioneering network of blogs was initially spearheaded by Dave Winer during his tenure as a Berkman Fellow back in 2003. The network was initially powered by Userland Manilla and was eventually migrated to WordPress. It is unclear what will happen to the one of the oldest blogging networks still in use today.

Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available | AWS News Blog

You may have heard of Amazon Aurora, a custom built MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database born and built in the cloud. You may have also heard of serverless, which allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about instances. These are two pieces of the growing AWS technology story that we’re really excited to be working on. Last year, at AWS re:Invent we announced a preview of a new capability for Aurora called Aurora Serverless. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Aurora Serverless for Aurora MySQL is generally available. Aurora Serverless is on-demand, auto-scaling, serverless Aurora. You don’t have to think about instances or scaling and you pay only for what you use.

Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available | AWS News Blog

Lynyrd Skynyrd announce live album with special guests | Louder

Live In Atlantic City is released on September 21. It’ll be available as a limited edition fake leather CD+Blu-ray digipak, double LP, DVD, Blu-ray and across the digital platforms.

Track Listing

1. Workin’ For MCA
2. Red White And Blue (Love It Or Leave)
3. Gimme Three Steps
4. The Real Thing (feat. Bo Bice)
5. Gimme Back My Bullets (feat. Bo Bice)
6. Down South Jukin’ (feat. Hank Williams Jr.)
7. Born To Boogie (feat. Hank Williams Jr.)
8. That Smell (feat. 3 Doors Down)
9. Kryptonite (feat. 3 Doors Down)
10. Saturday Night Special (feat. 3 Doors Down)
11. Call Me The Breeze
13. Sweet Home Alabama
14. Free Bird

Lynyrd Skynyrd announce live album with special guests | Louder

Docker Guide: Installing Traefik – a Modern Reverse Proxy for Microservices

Traefik is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer for microservices. Traefik makes all microservices deployment easy, integrated with existing infrastructure components such as Docker, Swarm Mode, Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, Rancher, Etcd, Consul etc.

Traefik serves as a router for all your microservices applications, routing all client requests to correct microservices destination

Docker Guide: Installing Traefik – a Modern Reverse Proxy for Microservices

That time I was purged from the voter rolls in Georgia for not being a US citizen

Back in July of 2010 I showed up at my local library to vote. The big race that year was for governor of Georgia. I detailed what happened next on Facebook at

Basically my voter registration was purged because I was flagged as a non-citizen. Thousands of other voters were purged in the spring of 2010 one of the first official acts of the newly appointed Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the likely next governor of Georgia. I had to complete a provisional ballot after being told by a poll worked that I should just go home. I spent a day slogging through various state and county offices waving my birth certificate and passport convincing beleaguered and confused bureaucrats that I was indeed a citizen of the United States of America. The experience was infuriating and humiliating.

I had to get a new driver license even though I still had several years left on the one held at the time. If I had been pulled over for any reason prior to the point my citizenship was restored, the officer who stopped me would have been able to hold me indefinitely because the state’s computer systems had flagged me as an undocumented non-citizen subject to deportation. It was not funny and the ease with which the state could flag me for detention is extraordinarily disturbing.

Since the Republicans have been in power in Georgia they’ve worked very hard to keep people from voting. Of course the best remedy for that is to actually get out and vote for Democrats.

A Guide to Using Android Without Selling Your Soul to Google :: Gizmodo

Welcome to your new (or factory reset) Android phone! The prompt to sign in with Google arrives about five screens in, after you’ve chosen your language and connected up to wifi. When you’re prompted to sign in, hit Skip instead, then hit Skip again to confirm that yes, you really do want to use Android without a Google account.

A Guide to Using Android Without Selling Your Soul to Google :: Gizmodo

Lots of good tips is you want to avoid being a Google product. I’ve tried this sort of thing and it’s tough to do given how tightly Google is woven into Android

Future of Independent Law Schools Is in Peril | New York Law Journal

It’s hard out there for an independent law school.
The number of law campuses that aren’t attached to larger universities is slowly dwindling amid closures and mergers, and several stand-alone campuses are fighting for survival. The seven-year downturn in legal education, which appears to be coming to an end, hit independent law schools especially hard because they can’t tap into university funds to tide them over in lean times. Many independent law schools also experienced sharper enrollment declines than their university-affiliated counterparts.

Future of Independent Law Schools Is in Peril | New York Law Journal

Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript

Regex101 allows you to create, debug, test and have your expressions explained for PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript. The website also features a community where you can share useful expressions.

Source: Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript

This site is really handy if you want to test and debug regex statements before committing them to code.

How to build a URL shortener with Apache | Opensource.com

In this article, we’ll show how to use the Apache HTTP server’s mod_rewrite feature to set up your own URL shortener.

How to build a URL shortener with Apache | Opensource.com

This approach uses the RewrtieMap feature of mod_rewrite and a virtual host configuration to serve shortened URLs. I wonder if nginx can do something similar?