Updated https://weathertldr.com to fix the distance units glitch. NOAA changed the namespace so it was showing up as unks instead of meters :)
"Apps Getting Worse" by Tim Bray https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2021/08/07/Apps-Get-Worse
My wife and I have a running joke where she'll complain about some awful new "feature" in an app that makes the experience worse, and I'll say "Somebody got a promotion for that." The sad thing is it's probably true.
I was going to write something up about Apple's new child safety features, but the @EFF post on the subject covers what I would have wanted to say, better than I could say it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/apples-plan-think-different-about-encryption-opens-backdoor-your-private-life
If you have been waiting for #gitsyncmurder -- wait no more! For the ebook, at least.
It's gonna be hot today. Stay home and read a crime thriller.
Beaks: half Die Hard, half Robin Hood, and all trouble.
My bookstore, as part of the 3-book bundle: https://www.tiltedwindmillpress.com/product/beaks-3-book-bundle/
@nolan On the flip side I have to console myself that software I wrote is likely to keep running without updates until the hardware fails (embedded systems FTW?).
a story about a huge malicious tor exit operation:
Blog: "How Malicious Tor Relays are Exploiting Users in 2020 (Part I)
>23% of the Tor network’s exit capacity has been attacking Tor users"
A relative of mine accidentally signed up for 8x8 (the company providing meet.jit.si for free and paid corporate Jitsi plans). 8x8 billed them multiple times, in spite of calls and emails for help. My relative was unable to get a refund and ultimately had to cancel a credit card so 8x8 would stop billing. Does anyone have connections with 8x8 that could perhaps help me help my relative get some actual help?
#dhcpcd is going to need a new maintainer :(
Students and faculty may complain about the price tag of parking passes, but there is also an unseen cost of driving on campus: privacy. Learn more in our latest update to the Atlas of Surveillance. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/scholars-under-surveillance-how-campus-police-use-high-tech-spy-students
Useful new Go 1.16 feature for parsing flags.
Amazon Assistant extension turned out to be designed in a very “special” way: all of its logic is located on Amazon web servers. This gives Amazon access to a very wide range of information in browsers of extension’s users. #privacy #infosec #Amazon