The Sonic Philosophy | CR 147

The Sonic Philosophy | CR 147

Transitions in life comes in many forms, work, relationships, gadgets. How we deal with the process of transition is key & why we shouldn’t be anxious about a transition, even if it’s a difficult one.

Plus a bit about GitHub’s ongoing DDoS, switching from PHP to Ruby & a new contender for the perfect Linux dev rig.

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Dev World Hoopla

GitHub suffers ‘largest DDoS’ attack in site’s history

GitHub is suffering a DDoS attack deemed the largest in the website’s history and believed to originate from China.

The coding website is a popular repository for projects from game engines to security applications and web app frameworks, and is used by programmers and tech firms to develop and share tools. Since Thursday, the website has been under fire in a DDoS attack of a scale which has forced GitHub staff to rally and attempt to mitigate access problems.

In a blog post last week, GitHub said the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is the largest in’s history. Beginning on March 26, at the time of writing the onslaught is yet to end.

GitHub says the attack “involves a wide combination of attack vectors,” which “includes every vector we’ve seen in previous attacks as well as some sophisticated new techniques that use the web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood with high levels of traffic.”

“Based on reports we’ve received, we believe the intent of this attack is to convince us to remove a specific class of content,” GitHub says.

The “specific class” of content may be related to China. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, GitHub’s traffic surge is based on visits intended for China’s largest search engine, Baidu. Security experts told the p


  • The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

  • Undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition.

  • Transition can be a lot of things… You view on a technology, the status of a relationship, or a job.

  • We should not resist the process of transition. Without it, we can’t eventually fix whatever needs fixing, move forward, and arrive at our destination.

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