Archive for September, 2017

Hosting Polymer applications on Amazon S3 with proper URLs

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

In case you’re looking to host a Polymer application, S3 is a great and cheap option. The main problem is with no rewrite rules, you must use hash tag routing.

But with a simple configuration hack and a Cloudfront distribution you can use proper URLs for your S3 hosted polymer application – as detailed by Keita Kobayashi in his blog.

Newest demo in Microsoft’s stupid reverse WINE, says: “we need Linux on Windows to grep”

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Microsoft recently demoed a Windows Subsystem for Linux(1) feature where they can run commands on a Linux shell under WSL from the Windows CMD shell – which, according to the demo that pipes the output of ipconfig to Linux grep, they need becuase the CMD shell is a 30 year old joke shell that can’t even do grep properly.


  1. stupid reverse WINE : its a Linux system call translator for Windows, like WINE does for Linux, but doesn’t handle X or OpenGL and does a piss-poor job of file IO []

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