„Es wird in Deutschland ernsthaft über die Gefährlichkeit von E-Scootern diskutiert unter kompletter Aussparung jenes Geräts, das die Gefahr wirklich verursacht - des Autos. Das ist ungefähr so, als würde man Menschen zwingen, Kreuzworträtsel im Tigerkäfig zu lösen, und wenn sie sterben, eine Diskussion über die Gefährlichkeit von Kreuzworträtseln anzetteln.“ (Sascha Lobo)
The surviving members of Apollo Mission Control White Team on console for the 50th anniversary of the landing https://twitter.com/BenFeist/status/1152681112659009537
this “z-axis conductive tape” is absolute witchcraft and I want a roll of the stuff https://www.adafruit.com/product/1656
it’s double-sided tape which is conductive only from one side to the other, conductivity is not present along the length or width of the tape!
Another Podcastempfehlung. Der Technik-Forensik-Igenieur Sean Brady zeichnet in 5 ca. 1-stündigen Episoden das Drama um die wegen eines explodierten Sauerstofftanks abgebrochene Apollo-13-Mission nach: https://bradyheywood.libsyn.com. Los geht's ab Episode 21. Ich hatte an etlichen Stellen Gänsehaut. #podcast
Here's why you should stop using C and C++ if there is an alternative: https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2019/07/16/a-proactive-approach-to-more-secure-code/
Fast procedural fluid-like animated 3D noise, allowing for much nicer volumetric shading (should run close to 60fps at 1080p) See in motion: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/3l23Rh
extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot
The Popup Trombone lets you play trombone by resizing your window. This is the silly web I love!!!!
telnet http://mapscii.me # For maps in your terminal from OpenStreetMap. Use arrow keys to move around and a/z to zoom in/out. Or use your mouse if your terminal supports that.
Petition zur Ausrufung des Klima-Notstandes
"Facebook is embedding tracking data inside the photos you download"
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
"A Good Place: The happy accident of mistakenly logging onto gail dot com" by Cole Nowicki https://theoutline.com/post/7676/the-happy-accident-of-mistakenly-logging-onto-gail-com
This is pretty heartwarming.
A must-read on how Mastodon is dealing with the now hateful content coming in thanks to Gab now using Mastodon as a base. https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20691957/mastodon-decentralized-social-network-gab-migration-fediverse-app-blocking