The Security Value of Inefficiency https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/07/the_security_va.html
Me: What should I be doing instead of files?
Computer: Glad you asked! It's 2020. You should be spinning up a Kubernetes of Dockers on your public cloud each of which is a Github which send JSON messages over HTTP3 to the microservice host on your Virtualbox private cloud which is running a whole bunch more Dockers each of which is a Node.js which is pulling dependencies from
Me: files seemed a bit simpler than that
Computer: WELL WE HAD A VOTE AND YOU WEREN'T THERE AND WE SAID FILES SUCK.
Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video (inkscape.org/release-video-1-0) and download it here: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0/
Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.
"ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry"
"It quickly emerged [Ethos Capital] had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps..."
I can't help being a little bit jealous when I look at the senior dev salaries being tweeted/compiled these days. But only a little bit, because (a) I've optimized for things other than money and (b) I don't have to cut my throat when I look in the mirror. YMMV but I feel very good about not compromising my ethical standards to work somewhere I could pull down $250K+ per year.
For context, I make less than half that after decades of experience.
Not that I'd turn it down from a good company!
Hi Fediverse 👋
a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! 🙂
Sending out our love to all the admins, artists, bloggers, coders, designers, donators, moderators, promoters, translators, writers and further contributors to Free and Open Source Software and/or Copyleft Content - you are amazing ❤
Whose project, work or contribution did you enjoy the most recently? Let them know you care 🙂
Good Omens TV series
Bit late to the party, but just finished watching the Good Omens TV series. Brilliant.
It's so long since I read the book I'd forgotten everything, but I ❤️ Terry Pratchett and co-authoring with Neil Gaiman gave something different but just as special.
The TV adaptation brings great actors to the witty dialogue and fun plot from the novel. Loveable characters and a nice message about humanity and peace and collaboration. Family friendly for those with teens. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Apple: "users can disable Location Services at any time"
Also Apple: oh yeah you'll still see the Location Services icon appear, even when you have it switched off, because you can switch it off but, I mean, you can't switch it *off*...
"I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score… Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients"
"a company called Sift, whose proprietary scoring system tracks 16,000 factors… I got my file, and I found it shocking: More than 400 pages long, it contained all the messages I’d ever sent to hosts on Airbnb; years of Yelp delivery orders; a log of every time I’d opened the Coinbase app on my iPhone…"
The recent Chef-ICE story hits home. A year ago DHS wrote to me, interested in purchasing Sidekiq Enterprise.
I declined; Chef's response is amoral BS.
French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works http://f24.my/5Qfr.T via @FRANCE24@twitter.com
/cc @email@example.com :)
The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of it every day
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