When working with AWS, I have to stay alert all the time, as Amazon keeps coming up with new ingenious ways of extracting money. And boy, they did it again today! Welcome to AWS Lambda Function URLs!
After we have expressed support, donated money, spoke to Ukrainian friends, what’s next? As days pass, just read the news? Swing from rage to sorrow, love to fear, bitterness to hope and back? Is that all? Please, but no. Let us not allow this …
Google, Facebook, other advertisers profile us and invade our privacy in all ways imaginable. Lawmakers are hopelessly behind, cookie walls and opt-out schemes don’t do much, except ruining the web. Is there a better way? How about a new, GDPR-enforced Web Privacy API? Here’s a humble RFC proposal …
An excellent opinion & thorough technical analysis of Web3 and all the hype around it, by Moxie Marlinspike, the father of Signal messenger.
Sometimes it’s useful to get visual feedback from a script. For example when script or cron job completes. Or when long-running build fails. Or when there is urgent problem during script execution. Desktop applications can do this with popup notifications. But it can be done from script too! You can use script commands to send yourself desktop notifications and reminders.
How to look busy when you need to sit and think for an hour, but it doesn’t qualify as being useful in your particular work environment? Here’s an idea!
My ongoing quest for great terminal utilities has uncovered another gem. Turbo Editor, fast multi-document text editor with syntax highlighting and natural key bindings. Is it just a nostalgic blast from the past, or could it become my favourite editor for the terminal?
Mark Zuckerberg is pushing forward with metaverse, while billionaire-turned-architect sees great business in building rat cages for its future inhabitants. Other than that, just another sunny day …
It’s not always easy to determine memory use by applications. Statistics shown by utilities such as top can be quite difficult to understand. I’d love to see a single number: how much RAM did a process take. It’s even more difficult with web browsers or Electron applications which can run many separate processes. Luckily there is
The Verge story on how the concept of file system, essential to previous generations’ understanding of computers, sounds like evil black magic to many modern students.