Best SLR Cameras

If you want to know which are the top 10 best full frame SLR cameras on today’s market, check out Phil Hall’s article. The Nikon D850 tops the list for the best overall ultimate full frame camera. It’s a tad pricey at just below $3300. Check out the full review.

Install Kafka on Ubuntu

Apache Kafka is a message broker service similar to ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ. Message broker services allow you to read and write streams of data. It’s a highly scalable system which can be distributed, replicated safely in a highly tolerant cluster. Here’s the article to help you install Kafka on the Ubuntu server.

12 Useful Zypper Commands

Zypper is package and patch management tool in Suse Linux systems. You can install and remove packages, get a list of installed packages, and search for packages in the repository. Zypper also checks for dependencies. It’s similar to yum or apt-get in other Linux distros. Here’s the article of 12 useful zypper commands.

Opera 51

Opera 51 is 38% faster than Firefox 58. This is based on performance benchmarks performed on Apple’s Web Speedometer 2.0 browser kit. The other week, Firefox boasted a speed improvement over Chrome browsers. Opera has a market share of only 1.59% according to the site Chrome browsers dominate market at 60%. Firefox and IE are competing for 2nd place each at around 11-12% market share.

Plain HTTP Will Be Branded Unsecure

Chrome 68 due in July 2018, will start labeling plain websites on HTTP as insecure. Google is saying that 68 percent of Chrome traffic now is secure. Getting certificates used to be an expensive proposition, but you can now get secure certificates for close to zero cost. If you’re site is still insecure, consider switching to HTTPS and getting a certificate.

EU Getting Rid of DST

The European Parliament voted 384-153 to get rid of Daylight Savings Time. The vote still needs to be ratified by European member states and EU Parliament members. The claim is that DST doesn’t really save money, it screws up people’s schedules, and leads to many more accidents.

Don’t Build, Buy Instead

A recent article by PCWorld encourages gamers to consider buying a rig instead building one. This is mainly due to the current exorbitant prices of video cards and memory. PC builders acquire parts in bulk with a much deeper discount which they can pass along to consumers. Buyers can therefore save hundreds of dollars by buying pre-built systems. You lose the fun and freedom of building one, but you will be rewarded by a few hundred dollars, which you can spend on other things.

Amazon Prime $12.99

Amazon just raised their Prime monthly subscription from $10.99 to $12.99. The price for a yearly subscription remains at $99 per year. Prime Student went up by a dollar from $5.49 to $6.49. The yearly subscription for Prime Student remains at $49. Amazon Prime offers 2 day shipping and access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and special discounts at Whole Foods.

Firefox Quantum

It’s Mozilla’s biggest release since version 1.0. Introducing Firefox Quantum aka Firefox 57. It’s claiming to be as twice as fast. It has a newly revamped rendering engine written in Rust language, a programming language developed by Mozilla’s research team. Firefox also ditched Yahoo and replaced it with Google as its default search engine. With all these improvements, is it poised for a comeback or is it a little too late?

SMS is 25

Text messaging has been around for 25 years old. The first text ever was sent by Neil Papworth on December 3, 1992 when he sent the message “Merry Christmas” from his computer to a cell phone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. That was the beginning of it all.