Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-47.

Your Fingerprint Can Be Hacked For $5. Here’s How. - Kraken Blog

Tags: tech, security

Good reminder of why fingerprint readers are really a poor security device.

The Handwavy Technobabble Nothingburger

Tags: tech, cryptoassets, scam

This is a good summary of why I think those crypto currencies are mainly a scam and used to entertain a perpetual delusion on their use.

The unbearable fussiness of the smart home - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

Tags: tech, iot, smarthome

Feels like loosing agency in your own home… definitely not for me…

Flatpak Is Not the Future

Tags: tech, linux, flatpak

This is a bit of a rant but that summarizes quite well why I fail to fall in love with snap, flatpack and the likes. Everytime I tried to use one of those I ended up with GBs of extra runtime to deal with and the security arguments are frankly debatable… I wish the LSB wasn’t defunct.

Mobilizon v2, now matured, like a good French wine – Framablog

Tags: tech, web, framasoft

Really nice to see this excellent piece of software growing.

Git email flow vs Github flow

Tags: tech, git, email

Always wanted to try this particular way of dealing with patches. But none of the projects I contributed to so far work in that mode.

Django, HTMX and Alpine.js: Modern websites, JavaScript optional

Tags: tech, html, javascript, frontend, django

Interesting way to combine Django and a couple of JS based tiny frameworks to make simpler frontends.

Overengineering can kill your product - Mind the Product

Tags: tech, complexity

Good summary on why overengineering is bad, why it happens and how to try to prevent it. We deal with complexity we better make sure there’s no undue complexity in our systems.

The wording and bias of the article is a bit startup-y but most things in there apply more widely.

The Fingerprint Principle

Tags: management, change, improving

Interesting musing about change management: don’t come up with something too perfect if you want people to make it their own.

Bye for now!