Google deja de usar MySQL para pasarse a MariaDB

Leído en Google quietly dumps Oracle MySQL for MariaDB y publicado en septiembre 2013:

Despite being the most popular open-source database management system (DBMS), Oracle’s MySQL has been sinking into trouble. Major Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE, are switching it out for its fork, MariaDB . Major Websites, such as Wikipedia, have also replaced MySQL with MariaDB . Now, adding insult to injury, Google is moving to MariaDB from MySQL.

El verdadero origen de Internet

No, Internet no nació con el fin de crear una red de comunicaciones resistente a un ataque nuclear. ¿Cómo lo sé? Porque lo desmienten los padres de Internet en Brief History of the Internet:

5 It was from the RAND study that the false rumor started claiming that the ARPANET was somehow related to building a network resistant to nuclear war. This was never true of the ARPANET, only the unrelated RAND study on secure voice considered nuclear war. However, the later work on Internetting did emphasize robustness and survivability, including the capability to withstand losses of large portions of the underlying networks.

Experiencia de usuario en la introducción de tarjetas de crédito

Excelente el análisis The ‘Credit Card Number’ Field Must Allow and Auto-Format Spaces (80% Don’t).

Typing a 15-16 long string of numbers without a single error can be challenging for most users – yet, it’s what all users have to do during the checkout flow as they reach the ‘Credit Card Number’ form field. During our large-scale checkout usability study we observed that a large sub-group of users struggle with correctly typing their 15-16 digit credit card number, and subsequently struggle with verifying that it’s typed correctly. During testing this was observed to be the direct cause for checkout abandonments as users got card validation errors due to simple typos.

Lista de países en su lengua natal

Después de mucho buscar y buscar (he encontrado varias opciones, pero ninguna como yo quería) lo he encontrado: en annexare/Countries se puede descargar la lista de países con el nombre de cada país en su lengua natal. Por tanto, te puedes encontrar cosas como:

Taiwan: 臺灣

Thailand: ประเทศไทย

Tunisia: تونس

United Arab Emirates: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة