After a slightly longer weekend (bank holidays are a fabulous thing) – Back in action! This week is fueled by a few GDPR/DSGVO articles.
fridge 0.1 (joeyh.name)
How about a fridge powered entirely by solar panels without the powerwall? Zero battery use, and yet it still preserves your food.
That’s much cooler, because batteries, even hyped ones like the powerwall, are expensive and innefficient and have limited cycles. Solar panels are cheap and efficient now. With enough solar panels that the fridge has power to cool down most days (even cloudy days), and a smart enough control system, the fridge itself becomes the battery — a cold battery.
Interesting experiment with Solarpower and a Fridge!
The reason the Amish rejected television is because it is a one-way conduit to bring another society into their living rooms. And they want to maintain the society as they have created it. And the automobile as well. As soon as you have a car, your ability to leave your local community becomes significantly easier.
Good (Anti)Technology Longread
GDPR #0: DSGVO-Panik
I feel I’m consistently at the most productive I’ve ever been in my entire life. My morning commute is a seven-second walk to my study and I actually start working far earlier than I did in the corporate world.
While I make it a point to not work any later than I did at a corporate office, I’m working more deeply with far fewer breaks in concentration. I quite often “get on a roll” that lasts four-plus hours at a time. I can’t remember the last such streak working in an office.
Kubernetes Gardener (gardener.cloud)
Many Open Source tools exist which help in creating and updating single Kubernetes clusters. However, the more clusters you need the harder it becomes to operate, monitor, manage and keep all of them alive and up-to-date. And that is exactly what project Gardener focuses on.
A CPU partnered with an FPGA. Hello Future!
We Made a Tool So You Can Hear Both Yanny and Laurel (nytimes.com)
We built a tool to gradually accentuate different frequencies in the original audio clip. Which word or name do you hear, and how far do you have to move the slider to hear the other? (The slider’s center point represents the original recording.)
I’m still left confused hearing two things at the same time…
You would never expect that all those problems were caused by a computer worm, the most devious and intelligent computer worm in history, written by some incredibly secret team with unlimited money and unlimited resources, designed with exactly one purpose in mind: to sneak past every known digital defense, and to destroy your country’s nuclear bomb program, all without getting caught.
A good writeup on Stuxnet 🙂
WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release (wordpress.org)
GDPR #1 – WordPress comes with new features!
- Data Export
- Data Erasure
Introducing Git protocol version 2 (opensource.googleblog.com)
We recently rolled out support for protocol version 2 at Google and have seen a performance improvement of 3x for no-op fetches of a single branch on repositories containing 500k references. Protocol v2 has also enabled a reduction of 8x of the overhead bytes (non-packfile) sent from googlesource.com servers. A majority of this improvement is due to filtering references advertised by the server to the refs the client has expressed interest in.
New stuff comes to git!
There Will Be WireGuard (latacora.singles)
[NEW] WireGuard for macOS
You can install wg-quick, wg, and wireguard-go using Homebrew. Then you should
be able to run
wg-quick up whateverand familiar commands as you’re used to.
If you’re setting up a network manually, you can run
place of the usual Linux command
ip link add utun3 dev wireguard. Install
with the Homebrew command:
$ brew install wireguard-tools
Completely Silent Computer (tp69.wordpress.com)
I’ve been trying to make my computers quieter for nearly three decades. Custom liquid cooling loops, magnetically-stabilised fluid-dynamic bearings, acoustic dampeners, silicone shock absorbers, you name it. Well, last week I finally managed to build a completely silent computer
Nice! Back when i had those towered confusers at home i tried (and often failed) to make them dead silent. But atleast they were silent enough to sleep next to them (25-30 dBA)
🎥 Iron Man Becoming Real (youtube.com)
Intersting talk on a Jetengine driven suit 😀
ICANN plans to settle on a final model by the GDPR enforcement date of May 25, at which point it will likely place all of the currently available WHOIS data behind a wall where it will no longer be accessible by the public. This “WHOIS blackout” period will last at least six months until ICANN likely implements its accreditation mechanism to allow third parties to access this “walled” data.
GDBR #2 – Whois!
The headers we don’t want (fastly.com)
At the same time, there are lots of headers that are hugely popular but aren’t new and aren’t actually all that useful
Good Article on the importance and un-importance of some headers that are blasted trough the net.
GDPR #3 – Take whatever
Charlotte Roche: Verlasst die Städte! (sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de)
Im Wald triffst du keine anderen Menschen, die dir voll auf den Sack gehen, und bist nicht gezwungen, Plakate zu lesen, Werbung in deinen Kopf zu lassen und anschließend bei Amazon einzukaufen. Die Natur will dir nichts verkaufen. Du sollst nur sein, im Hier und Jetzt. Glücklich.
Anti-Tech Beitrag #2 😉