Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pirate textbooks

Today’s students are way ahead of copyright lawyers – they routinely download textbooks from dodgy foreign web sites for free, rather than paying extortionate prices per dead-tree book. The format most commonly used for these pirate textbooks, which is quite … Continue reading

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s3nuke – the fast way to delete Amazon S3 buckets

Amazon S3 is a relatively affordable way of backing stuff up. The pain arrives when you realize you have too many files on Amazon’s S3 servers and try to delete a bucket. Amazon deprioritizes deletion operations and the “delete bucket” … Continue reading

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