Gooooooood morning, Humanity!!! Hey, this is not a test, this is a tech roundup. Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ.
AI, bots and robots
- Jujutsu – A Git-compatible DVCS that is both simple and powerful
A Git-compatible DVCS that is both simple and powerful – GitHub – martinvonz/jj: A Git-compatible DVCS that is both simple and powerful
- AI generated faces are more trustworthy than real faces say researchers
- Machine Learning Algorithms Cheat Sheet
- Neural nets are not “slightly conscious,” and AI PR can do with less hype
Prominent AI researchers should take accurate science communication more seriously.
- Learning from Marble Arch Mound
- Neuroscientists have recorded the activity of a dying human brain
By Maryam Clark, science writer Image: Okrasiuk/Shutterstock.com Neuroscientists have recorded the activity of a dying human brain and discovered rhythmic brain wave patterns around the time of dea…
- Machine Learning Is Still Too Hard for Software Engineers
- Snipd – AI podcast player to highlight and take notes with transcripts
- Dive into deep learning compilers
- ElectroVoxel: Electromagnetically Actuated Self-Reconfigurable Robots
- DJ performance remixing AI-created music- which is then live-remixed by a 2nd AI
AI DJ Project#2 Ubiquitous Rhythm is an improvisational DJ performance that uses AI to generate musi…
Blockchain and decentralization
- Shard manager: A shard management framework for geo-distributed applications
- Intel Unveils BonanzaMine, a Bitcoin Accelerator ASIC – WikiChip Fuse
Intel unveiled BonanzaMine, its first-generation blockchain accelerator ASIC effort.
- Coinbase CEO tweets how they came up with Super Bowl ad, lied about it
- U.S. Secret Service Launches Cryptocurrency Awareness Hub
- A guide to IPFS connectivity in web browsers
A minimal chat example using js-ipfs in the browser.
- Decentralizing Distribution
- Cryptonomicon: Among the Bitcoin Maximalists
- BitConnect Founder Indicted in Global $2.4B Cryptocurrency Scheme
A federal grand jury in San Diego returned an indictment today charging the founder of BitConnect with orchestrating a global Ponzi scheme. BitConnect is an alleged fraudulent cryptocurrency investment platform that reached a peak market capitalization of $3.4 billion.
- 50% of Steam Bitcoin transactions were fraudulent when Steam accepted Bitcoin
No wonder Steam stopped taking cryptocurrency.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- The staggering ecological impacts of computation and the cloud
- I’m so sorry everyone. Or: why I’m switching to Cloudflare
- Cloudflare to Acquire Area 1 Security for $162m
Acquisition to enable secure, fast email security through Cloudflare’s Zero Trust network Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Area 1 Security. Area 1 Security’s cloud-native platform, which works seamlessly with any email offering, stops phishing attacks by preemptively discovering and eliminating them before they can inflict damage in a corporate environment. In 2021 alone, the company blocked more than 40 million malicious phishing campaigns spanning business email compromise, malware, ransomware, and other advanc
- Cloudflare to acquire Area 1 Security for $162M
- Programmable network proxy for the cloud, edge and IoT
Development and languages
- The Wild West of Windows command line parsing
- How I think when I think about programming
- Twist: MIT’s Quantum Programming Language
- Push-ups with Python, mediapipe and OpenCV
- More intuitive partial function application in Python
- When programming books are wrong
- Times are great for programmers now. How does it end?
It is a good time to be in tech right now: soaring salaries, daily LinkedIn recruiter spam, people bootcamping their way into career switches to tech, remote work allowing you to work for a major tech company making triple digit salaries from the beach. It really feels like every single company is trying to recruit programmers nowadays, and doing whatever they can to get them.
I’m certainly happy with the current state of affairs, but I can’t help but wonder: How does it end?
- Help I can’t become a digital nomad, I have too much stuff
- Google could have updated the Pixel 3 until Android 13, it just didn’t want to
- Prisma Python – A fully typed ORM for Python
- Apple retail employees organize a union using Android phones to prevent spying
- Data races in Python, despite the Global Interpreter Lock
- Sunsetting the Bethesda.net launcher and migrating to Steam
We’re saying goodbye to the Bethesda.net Launcher this year. Starting in early April you’ll be able to migrate your games and Wallet to your Steam account. For more details on what this process will look like, read on.
- AutoRIFT: A Python module for finding the pixel displacement between two images
- In our cashless society, we need to take digital jail seriously
The government’s action is troubling enough, but what should really disturb us is the ease and invisibility with which it is being done. When we can’t see the consequences of government conduct, the risks of government misconduct increases.
- Neptune OS: a WinNT personality of the seL4 microkernel
- The cats sitting on a fence in early builds of Windows 8
The Windows 8 tablet experience organized its components as a collection of layers, with each layer stacked on top of the next one. For the purpose of today’s discussion, the important layers are the Start layer and the Apps layer: If you’re using an app,
- Exploring X11 windows and devices and emulating mouse movements and keystrokes
- Vanced: YouTube adblocker for Android
The official website of YouTube™ Vanced – a modded YouTube™ client for Android.
- sqlite-utils – CLI & Python utility functions for manipulating SQLite databases
- NewPipe: A lightweight YouTube experience for Android
- Forth Fans – a website for fans of the classic FORTH programming language
- Cut Russia from GitHub due to invasion of Ukraine
- Gitlab Critical Security Release
Quote of the week
Premature optimization, that’s like a fart. Premature abstraction is like taking a dump on another developer’s desk.
— Chris Eric
- Google Drive users stung by macOS ‘.DS_Store’ copyright infringement issue
- MISP – open-source threat intelligence and sharing platform
- Microsoft YARP
A toolkit for developing high-performance HTTP reverse proxy applications. – GitHub – microsoft/reverse-proxy: A toolkit for developing high-performance HTTP reverse proxy applications.
- Drastic DS Emulator Pulled from Google Play Store
An emulator for the popular 2004 dual screen console
- Google Drive to SQLite
I released a new tool this week: google-drive-to-sqlite. It’s a CLI utility for fetching metadata about files in your Google Drive and writing them to a local SQLite database. It’s …
- Intel Acquires Linutronix
Last week at the Intel 2022 Investor Meeting, company leaders reiterated our commitment to foster an open ecosystem that ensures trust, choice and interoperability for our industry. Today, in a furtherance of that commitment, we are excited to announce Intel’s acquisition of Linutronix. Linutronix i…
- Twitter based map of Russian troop movements
- AMD is now worth more than Intel
- Why does Google still have the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button?
- Explain the first 10 lines of Twitter’s source code to me
- Facebook, Google other tech firms must verify identities under proposed UK law
- A practical guide to securing Google Workspace for a startup
View the Fleet handbook.
- Nvidia Hit by Major Cyberattack
- Twitter restricted in Russia amid conflict with Ukraine
- Maximize value, not quantity
I was chatting with a manager who was once a PO on a team I coached many years ago. This is only my best memory of the conversation (I didn’…
- Multiple vulnerabilities found in Snap-confine function on Linux systems
- Why learn Racket? A student’s perspective
- What Kenya can teach its neighbors about improving the lives of the “unbanked”
- Linux developers patch security holes faster than anyone else, says Google
- The Elite Hacker of the Fsb
- Lit-up fishing nets reduce catch of unwanted sharks, rays and squid: study
- Imagine if a lemon law penalized schools for rotten educations
- Real time Linux has one known issue remaining
- I rolled my own simple support / Helpdesk SaaS aimed at Indie Hackers
- What I learned running a SaaS for a year
This time last year, OnlineOrNot was born. Here’s what I learned in the first year of running the business.
- A curated list of libraries, packages and resources for Quants
- Product design course
- Missouri governor’s office responsible for teacher data leak
Missouri Governor Mike Parson made headlines last year when he vowed to criminally prosecute a journalist for reporting a security flaw in a state website that exposed personal information of more than 100,000 teachers. But Missouri prosecutors now say they…
- Curious about quantum computing
- Linux Sysops Handbook
- Convoy Crackdown – power to freeze bank accounts without trial or legal recourse
- Supernotes 2 – a fast, Markdown notes app for journalling and sharing
The fastest way to take notes and collaborate with friends. Create notecards with Markdown, LaTeX, images, emojis and more. Get started for free!
- Support open source that you use by paying the maintainers to talk to your team
I think I’ve come up with a novel hack for the challenge of getting your company to financially support the open source projects that it uses: reach out to the …
- Italy gets its first unicorn as Scalapay raises $497M from Tencent
Scalapay lured in an all-star group of foreign investors, with China’s Tencent and New York’s Willoughby Capital leading the round
- My Quantum Leap
- Quantum Sensing for Gravity Cartography
- Programming Time – Playing card game to teach your kids Python
- Moving the Linux Kernel to Modern C
Despite its generally fast-moving nature, the kernel project relies on a
number of old tools. While critics like to focus on the community’s
extensive use of email, a possibly more significant anachronism is the use
of the 1989 version of the C language standard for kernel code — a standard
that was codified before the kernel project even began over 30 years ago.
It is looking like that longstanding practice could be coming to an end as
soon as the 5.18 kernel, which can be expected in May of this year.
- Pangolin desktop environment for Fuchsia and Linux written in Flutter
- Ukraine calls on hacker underground to defend against Russia
The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops, according two people involved in the project.
- Is Math the Key to Quantum Entanglement Protection?
- Learn Rust by writing a small OS
- Why the West is reluctant to deny Russian banks access to SWIFT
- Machine Learning with PyTorch and Scikit-Learn – The *New* Python ML Book
- Make Linux look like Windows 95
Blasphemy? Probably! But still pretty awesome!
- Intel energizes decades-old real-time Linux kernel project
- Cutting Russia off from SWIFT a “matter of days” – euro zone central banker