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How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%

GTA Online. Infamous for its slow loading times. Having picked up the game again to finish some of the newer heists I was shocked (/s) to discover that it still loads just as slow as the day it was released 7 years ago. It was time. Time to get to the bottom of this.

The OWASP Cheat Sheet

The OWASP Cheat Sheet Series was created to provide a concise collection of high value information on specific application security topics. These cheat sheets were created by various application security professionals who have expertise in specific topics.

An introduction to lockless algorithms

Lockless algorithms are of interest for the Linux kernel when traditional locking primitives either cannot be used or are not performant enough.

Navigate your code like it's 2021

Empirical studies found that developers spend 35-50% of their time just navigating code. Many of these navigations are wasted though, given that 50% of them yielded less information than developers expected and 40% required more effort than predicted.

Four Ways of Writing Thoughtful Code to Think Less

Long before I was offloading brainpower to Stack Overflow, I sought to offload it for my future self (ahem, and teammates of course). I have a book to thank for this. Steve Krug’s “Don’t Make Me Think”. It’s a critique of complex user interfaces.