20211102 - TIL: there are dune scholars

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 32°F and Clear links, etc ‘Dune’ Has a Desert Problem don’t quite know how i landed on this article. but i found it a fascinating read on the influences and whitewashing of dune over its various incarnations. research!rsc: Lessons from the Debian/OpenSSL Fiasco - great read; passed along to me during a crypto discussion at $DAYJOB.

November 2, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211031 - reading backlog

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 39.2°F and Clear links, etc this was coughed up into my readinq queue. the march-2021 issue of the atlantic was incredibly dense and at times hard reading. but definitely worth the efforts. The Voting Rights Act Hangs by a Thread - The Atlantic we’re dangling by a thread here. PrettyLittleThing, Shein, ASOS, and the Rise of Ultra-fast Fashion - The Atlantic...

October 31, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211030 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 33.8°F and Foggy links, etc The Metaverse Was Lame Even Before Facebook - The Atlantic it’s like reading about my 20s. oh, and 30 years later folks still can’t improve on the, wait for it … meta-phors laid out by neal stephenson. Anna Deavere Smith on Forging Black Identity in 1968 - The Atlantic Opinion | A Deserved Nobel Economics Prize Reminds Us Facts Matter - The New York Times...

October 30, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211028 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 46.4°F and Cloudy links, etc Trump Is Tearing Apart the Evangelical Church - The Atlantic delicious.

October 28, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211024 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 37.4°F and Mostly Clear links, etc Securing Internet Applications from Routing Attacks a nice rundown on various BGP attacks and their impacts on endpoints (and by extension applications). the interesting thing here personally was the run down on attacks against BTC infrastructure. the punchline, however, seems to be you can’t trust the underlay (read, the Internet). for some stuff, particularly in a world of well funded state actors, you’re likely going to need to create an application level overlay network....

October 24, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211023 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 28.4°F and Clear links, etc We’ll Return, After This Message i don’t know how i ran across this short story, but the tl;dr is that some late 90s programmers turned their SETI tools against the “Net’s” corpus and discovers a message from aliens encoded in human DNA. we were the messengers.

October 23, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211022 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 41°F and Partly Cloudy links, etc The Methods of Moral Panic Journalism - by Michael Hobbes - Confirm My Choices

October 22, 2021 · steve ulrich

20211016 - links, etc.

meta location: Reykjavík, Reykjavík weather: 39.2°F and Cloudy links, etc Adam Serwer: Justice Alito Proved My Point by Attacking Me - The Atlantic it’s really no wonder that the trust in the supreme court is at an all time low. it’s doubtful that a “charm offensive” is going to do anything about it.

October 16, 2021 · steve ulrich