#random

A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels. Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/random/

2019-11-14

Erik Osterman

I wish… but probably not. Bummer because it’s just a 2 hour drive away

Erik Osterman

“In October, a woman tweeted about her perplexity upon encountering one such faster: “In an instance of the Bay Area being very Bay Area: today was my first day in SF since moving here, and I ran into someone from my [Y Combinator] batch who told me he was on a ‘dopamine fast’ and thus had to cut our convo short (lest he acquire too much dopamine).”

Erik Osterman

This is so going to be a topic in the next season of Sillicon Valley (if there is one?)

Already 2 or 3 episodes in

MattyB

I didn’t know there was a buzzword for the reason I cut out most social media & video games. After going home & trying to decompress it felt like I was time traveling to bed & essentially work the next day. I’m guessing there are also issues with short term reward & long term sense of accomplishment. I’ll give it a read in a few

2019-11-13

Erik Osterman

This was shared in #office-hours today: https://sso.tax/

The SSO Wall of Shame

A list of vendors that treat single sign-on as a luxury feature, not a core security requirement.

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Erik Osterman

Love it!

Erik Osterman
robchahin/sso-wall-of-shame

A list of vendors that treat single sign-on as a luxury feature, not a core security requirement. - robchahin/sso-wall-of-shame

Who’s going to KubeCon? Let’s meet up for a drink!

2019-11-12

vitaly.markov

https://crossplane.io/ when you very very want to use multi cloud, kubernetes and managed services such as AWS RDS, GCP CloudSQL, etc, it looks promising

Crossplane

The open source multicloud control plane.

vitaly.markov

I haven’t played with this, but I wanna try

Crossplane

The open source multicloud control plane.

vitaly.markov
Options to Provision Postgres via Crossplane in the autodevops pipeline (!16) · Merge Requests · GitLab.org / charts / auto-deploy-app

This MR allows options for postgres provisioning via crossplane. > (Based on the discussion from https://gitlab.com/groups/gitlab-org/-/epics/1866#note_228944981) Addition of the options postgres.managed=true postgres.managedClass=”specific class name” to allow the user choice of…

Michael Cram

Also check out the new Microsoft product, Azure Arc.

2019-11-11

joshmyers

Hah, I’m in Iceland now, can confirm it would make a great mining spot!!

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2019-11-09

Erik Osterman
The Big Bitcoin Heist

With its cheap geothermal energy and low crime rate, Iceland has become the world’s leading miner of digital currency. Then the crypto-crooks showed up.

2019-11-08

2019-11-07

Erik Osterman

New github feature?

Love this feature. People constantly forget to delete their branches after they have merged their pull request.

Some of them for some reason think they need to hold on to them “just in case” without realizing that everything they worked on is still part of the historical record of the trunk branch

Erik Osterman
Nikola Velkovski
Contra - Interactive Application Security Training

The following interactive tutorial is a reconstruction of Capital One’s data breach incident that exposed the records of almost 106 million customers.

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2019-11-06

Erik Osterman
'Infinite leverage' — some Robinhood users have been trading with unlimited borrowed money

Some Robinhood users have been manipulating the stock-trading app to trade with what they’re calling “infinite leverage.”

Crazy! Checkout the subreddit wallstreetbets if you really want some laughs

'Infinite leverage' — some Robinhood users have been trading with unlimited borrowed money

Some Robinhood users have been manipulating the stock-trading app to trade with what they’re calling “infinite leverage.”

2019-11-04

Erik Osterman
The Trillion Dollar Lawsuit, Part One

One year ago exactly, I wrote my first piece about a stablecoin called Tether. A year later, uh, wow: From legal action introduced last month: Leibowitz et al. versus iFinex et al., US District Court. A complaint is not the same thing as a conviction. But the complaints are mind-blowing. This is not just “we are upset that we lost our crypto money and we’d like to sue someone”. If these accusations are found by a jury to be true, or even approximately true, then it will immediately go straight to the Hall of Fame level of Largest Frauds of All Time. In terms of monetary evaporation, the accusations here are ten times the size of WeWork, and at least ten times as interesting.

Cameron Boulton

Modern day Mossack Fonseca

2019-11-03

Erik Osterman
Modern Make handbook

Modern Make and Makefile handbook for modern developers

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“It refuses to work if you use spaces” That’s a headscratcher

Modern Make handbook

Modern Make and Makefile handbook for modern developers

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Erik Osterman
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