Please don't give your laptop to a stranger
September 28, 2015
Who’s laptop is this? Who cares! It could be yours in just a few seconds. You’re saying to yourself “This is silly, I would never willingly give my laptop to a complete stranger (in a public setting)". However people do “give away” their laptops, or attempt to do so on a daily basis. Just today I was attending a bootcamp (which I’ll write about another day) in the AWS Loft SF and saw the horror that was abandoned laptops. Just like you see pictured to the right, laptops left without owners. This wasn’t just during a quick bathroom break that the machines were left, we’re talking about over lunch when most of the class had left to forage.
SocketIO IRC-style Tutorial – Part 3 – The server code
July 21, 2015
This is the 3rd post in a multi-part tutorial series on Socket.io. See Part 2 here. In today’s portion of the tutorial, I’ll be explaining the server side (NodeJS) code in a bit more verbosity than the comments. A fair portion of this will simply be explaining the “why” of each section of code. Additionally, since we haven’t discussed the client side code, I’ll be enumerating on the missing links between the two where necessary.