Tags: web-review, smartphone, social-media, supply-chain, http, architecture, performance, fair, legacy, profiling, farming, vendor-lockin, git, tech, programming, surveillance, hr, university, system, security, remote-working, tests, commons, free-software, windows, conspiracy
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-26.
Tags: tech, farming, free-software
Interesting product, and it’s fully Open Source, even the hardware.
Tags: tech, windows, security, supply-chain
A rootkit in a driver… OK that’s not new. Signed by the provider of the number 1 desktop OS and there you got a major security issue. Again a supply chain attack.
Tags: tech, git, system
A good reminder of why you don’t want to mess too much with the VCS history for systems with long term maintenance and several stable releases.
Tags: tech, architecture, programming, legacy
Very good rant which explains nicely why rewriting some software from scratch is almost never the right answer.
Tags: remote-working, hr
Lots of good advice in there. Per usual quite some of it also makes sense in non-remote teams. Not sure I’d do everything exactly in the same way but that gives a good overall idea of the important points.
Tags: tech, social-media
It is indeed important that serious research and conversation arise on this topic. The bomb is ticking.
Tags: tech, free-software, university
Obviously I’m convinced it’s necessary for students to learn how to contribute as soon as possible. That being said, this leave unanswered the very important question of not burning out project maintainers. Indeed, it needs to be structured in some way, most projects can’t cope up with swarm of students dropping potential contributions on them.
Tags: tech, profiling, performance
This looks like an interesting full system profiler.
Tags: tech, security, supply-chain, surveillance
Seeing the bad practices of Amazon with its Android AppStore, it really feels like another supply chain mess in the making with Windows 11 Android support…
Tags: tech, vendor-lockin, windows
If it wasn’t clear that Microsoft never abandoned it’s Palladium plans but merely went for a detour after the backslash… now it’s getting very clear with Windows 11. They’re clearly back at it and this could become a problem to install something else than Windows on PCs…
Tags: tech, tests, http
Looks like an interesting tool for testing when a HTTP server is involved.
Tags: tech, commons, smartphone, fair
Interesting approach. Nice to see several coops and non-coops forge an alliance like this for a better all encompassing offering.
Tags: tech, surveillance, conspiracy
Very interesting and insightful point of view… I think this hits the nail on the head: “we talk about conspiracy theories in order to avoid talking about conspiracy practices, which are often too daunting, too threatening, too total”.
Bye for now!