Angelesen #44

Da wären wir wieder :) Nachdem auch Karin wieder begonnen hat Ihre Sunday Dishes zu kuratieren, gibt mir das doch ein bisschen antrieb selbst in die Tasten zu hauen. Und so wie ich gehört habe schätzen einige meine Zusammenstellung.

Here we go again!

Aish Raj Dahal – Chaos management during a major incident (youtube.com)

No software system on the planet is today fully failure-resistant. Given this, it becomes crucial for software teams to be able to deal with major production incidents in a nimble way. However, just as complex systems fail, responding to a major system outage is a painful operational exercise that may at times require multiple stakeholders to work together. In this talk, Aish discusses how to efficiently deal with the human element, when complex systems fail.

Good talk on chaos management during an incident

The iPhone X is the Beginning of the End for Phones (thinkgrowth.org)

Do you want a black rectangle or a white one? A slightly bigger rectangle or a thinner rectangle? The rectangle with a camera bump or without it?

this is so true ;)

When was the last time you bought a new laptop? Chances are you’re reading this on something you bought four or five years ago. The same is happening to phones right now and the iPhone X is likely the last device that will matter in the category.

As “Phones” (read PocketDatacenters) become vastly powerful the need of getting a new one every year drops.

adafruit industries on Twitter: “looks like there is some news @adafruit about @RadioShack … photo by @CollinMel https://t.co/Z2WqsKyF73 https://t.co/GmdMnRI6LJ” (twitter.com)

Adafruit aquired Radioshack!

The Pixel’s missing headphone jack proves Apple was right (theverge.com)

Apple’s bet in removing the headphone jack was that we could stomach some short-term inconvenience for the longer-term benefits of freeing up valuable real estate inside the phone. It was a calculated risk, intended in part to also force the development of better wireless and digital gear by headphone makers.

Sadly Bluetooth microphone quality still sucks ;)

The Ridiculous Amount of Energy It Takes to Run Bitcoin (spectrum.ieee.org)

It uses an absolutely stunning amount of power. The ever-expanding racks of processors used by miners already consume as much electricity as a small city. It’s a problem that experts say is bad and getting worse.

My biggest point of criticism on bitcoin. The amount of energy burned for “nothing”

90,000 Guns But No Gun-Related Crimes (grapevine.is)

“My dad had guns and hunted. So guns were always around when I was a boy,” says gun owner and hunting enthusiast Árni Leósson. “When I got older I got really into fly-fishing and from there I got interested in hunting but to do that I had to get my own guns. It was just pragmatism and I think the reason gun crime is so alien in Iceland is the ‘gun culture.’ In Iceland guns are for practical things like hunting and not for protection. We have the police for that.”

Let’s talk about guns. Example: Iceland

How Microsoft become a destination for a new generation of open-source developers (geekwire.com)

The new developer advocate role at Microsoft appears to be less about forcing Microsoft technology down people’s throats and more about meeting them where they are, identifying promising open-source cloud projects and helping out in whatever capacity makes the most sense. Sure, the goal is to still convince them that Azure is the best place for their workloads, but more in the sense of understanding what cutting-edge developers want and working to provide those services in Azure.

Way to go Microsoft!

How to lose $8k worth of bitcoin in 15 minutes with Verizon and Coinbase.com (medium.com)

The main thing that struck me by the hack was the extraction speed possible in the current cryptocurrency ecosystem. $8,000 in 15 minutes is faster and more lucrative than robbing a suburban bank.

Ouch

Why working from home should be standard practice (ideas.ted.com)

One or two days a week is probably the ideal amount of time to work from home, suggests Bloom. “You don’t want to go much higher because you risk jeopardizing the cohesion of your team.” As companies compete to hire and retain the best employees, being able to offer the option to work from home can sweeten the deal. “The need to go into a workplace five days a week started because people had to go to a factory and make products,” he says. “But companies that still treat employees like that are increasingly finding themselves at a disadvantage.”

A good work from home read

Remote Work Doesn’t Scale … or Does It? (hackernoon.com)

Collaboration here looks like ad-hoc video conferences, pair programming, Google doc riffing, and 40,000 Slack messages a week for the 200 members in our Slack team.

Welcome to my world!

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us (fastcompany.com)

Stell dir vor, es ist Krieg und keiner merkts (dasmagazin.ch)

In einem Cyberkrieg geht es erst einmal nicht um Territorialgewinne oder Rohstoffe, sondern um die digitale Infrastruktur und die Deutungshoheit über Informationen. Man will das gegnerische Land nicht physisch angreifen, man will es destabilisieren. Es ist ein Angriff auf den Glauben der Bevölkerung an die eigene Regierung, auf alles, was ein Land am Laufen hält; ein Angriff auf die Möglichkeit, Fakten von Fiktionen zu unterscheiden.

Guter Artikel über den Informationskrieg.

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