#random (2019-11)

Non-work banter and water cooler conversation

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/

2019-11-29

Maciek Strömich

@timohetzel Neues 16er da. Die „1“ hängt. #onlyApple

Maciek Strömich

it seems that the 16” mac keyboard is not better after all

2019-11-27

Pieter

i feel like the pointy ends on the cybertruck (first mention of cyber i can somehow tolerate) are going to be a road problem for pedestrian injuries. not sure if the car would be allowed on EU roads

2019-11-25

Maciek Strömich
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maarten

nah that’s no comparisson

Erik Osterman

My wife put in her preorder! :-)

Erik Osterman

I think the cyber truck is rad. Finally a car manufacturer bold enough to produce a car that looks futuristic like the concept cars at car shows

loren

i’m waiting until they’re actually delivering, but i’ll probably get one too

Maciek Strömich

I really dislike the fact that superchargers aren’t available on my usual routes. I would fancy a model3

Roderik van der Veer

I’ve got a model x and pre-registered. Not sure it will fit on any Belgian road or parking spot, but driving a mars rover, can’t beat that

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2019-11-24

Nikola Velkovski
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Nikola Velkovski

@ennio.trojani

ennio.trojani

I can’t talk:

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Nikola Velkovski

True…

Nikola Velkovski

Well at least, you’ll be de-throned

ennio.trojani

yeah, something must be wrong with evolution then

2019-11-21

Erik Osterman
GitHub Learning Lab

Learn by doing, working with GitHub Learning Lab bot to complete tasks and level up one step at a time.

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roth.andy

When you’re ordered to bring your coverage up to 85% when you are currently at zero.

https://docs.sonarqube.org/latest/user-guide/fixing-the-water-leak/

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2019-11-20

Erik Osterman
Announcing our Series A

Announcing our Series A funding to unchain applications from the cloud providers.

Erik Osterman

congrats to our partners at Gravitational!

Erik Osterman
Slack’s new WYSIWYG input box is really terrible

Slack has just recently rolled out a “WYSIWYG text input” widget to its Web browser interface. (Apparently, the phased rollout started at the beginning of November 2019, but it’s just now starting to hit the workspaces that I participate in.) The user experience of using this new input method is really, really, really bad.

Erik Osterman

Too true

roth.andy

A feature demanded by managers who don’t know how to use markdown

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roth.andy

All too common in this world

Chris Fowles

eh it’s a good feature to add - it just should have been added as an optional feature, not as a change - it should be configurable.

Erik Osterman


sean0- 6 hours ago [-]

Supposedly this feature is being walked back now. I just received the following from their support. I’m ecstatic to hear this and hope their Product Management has reassessed the importance of non-WYSIWYG inputs.


We really appreciate your feedback, and we hear your frustration. We’re sorry for the impact this is having on your ability to communicate with your team and on your overall productivity. We made a mistake by forcing everyone into this feature without providing an opt-out for customers like you: people for whom the existing behavior was working just fine. We’ve started working on a preference that will let you return to the previous message composer. We don’t have a specific release date to share right now — it’s this team’s top and only priority, however, and we expect to have it available on the desktop within a couple of weeks, with Android following shortly thereafter. We will follow up with another note when this option is available to you, and we’ll include instructions on how to enable it. Again, we’re sorry for the disruption and we’re grateful for the feedback. We missed the mark on this feature! We will do our best to learn from this and avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Erik Osterman

There is hope!

Erik Osterman

@roth.andy

Chris Fowles

Good response

Erik Osterman

Yea it was well said

roth.andy

Chris Fowles

the annoying thing is it would make perfect sense for it to toggle with this option

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2019-11-19

Erik Osterman
11:15:31 PM
Introducing Nebula, the open source global overlay network from Slack

Introducing Nebula, an open source scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security.

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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?)

imiltchman

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

roth.andy
2 unit tests. 0 integration tests.

Posted in r/ProgrammerHumor by u/itzmysound • 819 points and 8 comments

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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

roth.andy

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?

roth.andy

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

roth.andy

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.”

roth.andy

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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imiltchman

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

Modern Make handbook

Modern Make and Makefile handbook for modern developers

Erik Osterman
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