There’s a new contender for the best home server on the market: Umbrel just released their first hardware. Good for everyone who wants control of their data but doesn’t want to deal with Linux or assembling a server.
Available for preorder now.… Continued
Great new initiative to test and improve how the Lightning Network and its applications will react to shocks in transaction volume, channels, nodes, gossip messages, etc.
A Testing Toolkit for the Lightning Network
Looking for a hardened phone OS where Apple Google don’t know everything you do, including your financial transactions? GrapheneOS and CalyxOS work great on Pixel devices.
Should You Use GrapheneOS or CalyxOS?
Though – beware that some banking apps won’t run on these custom firmwares.… Continued
Storing User Data
A wake-up call for everyone storing user data to make sure they store as little as possible for as little time as possible.
PyPI was subpoenaed – The Python Package Index
Password nihilism is understanding that sites have shit complexity requirements and shit password storage, and then not giving a shit because you recognize that none of it matters.
Passwords, but make it nihilism
Crypto is not easy
Don’t trust, verify – especially when apps make incredibly claims. This time about encrypted messaging.
Testing a new encrypted messaging app’s extraordinary claims
Knuth about Chat GPT
Donald Knuth, Computer Science legend, looked into Chat GPT and concluded: I shall devote my time to developing concepts that are authentic and trustworthy. And I hope you do the same
Hadoop 2013 – Performance, Projects, Platforms, Players
I earmarked this series for writing about it, just wanted to wait for part four to be published… and somehow totally missed it in my feed, until I remembered and decided to check back today… so without further ado, here you go!
Hadoop 2013 – Part One: Performance
Hadoop 2013 – Part Two: Projects
Hadoop 2013 – Part Three: Platforms