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Technology Short Take 154

Welcome to Technology Short Take #154! My link of links and articles from around the Internet is a bit light on networking and virtualization this time around, but heftier in the security, cloud, and OS/application sections. I hope that I’ve managed to include something that you’ll find useful. Enjoy the content!


  • Lucas Pardue and Christopher Wood share a primer on proxies. (Hat tip to Matt Oswalt for putting this on my Twitter timeline.)
  • Ivan Pepelnjak talks about the 1.2.1 release of netsim-tools in this blog post.


  • It seems like silicon photonics is something the industry has been talking about for years, but something that never seems to come to fruition. The Next Platform recently chatted with Andy Bechtolsheim about it; you can read the results of that discussion here.


Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications



Career/Soft Skills

  • Robin Moffatt, a developer advocate at Confluent, recently wrote about hanging up his boarding passes and jetlag (for now). I have a lot of respect for Robin taking the time to do some serious introspection, and deciding to put family first. Kudos.
  • I love this motivational post by Ivan Pepelnjak on why you (yes, you!) should keep blogging. And thanks for the shout-out at the end of that post, Ivan!

That’s all for now! I’ll be back in a couple weeks with another Technology Short Take, but until then feel free to contact me if you have links to share, interesting articles you’ve found, or if you just want to say hello! You can find me on any number of Slack communities, or you can contact me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

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