Angelesen #63

A lot has been written in the past about static websites but the past few weeks showed this pretty clearly – the web needs to adapt and change. Dynamic websites can only hold up to so much traffic and in then end – ask yourself – Does the website really need to be dynamic.

Update #2 on Microsoft cloud services continuity (azure.microsoft.com)

We have seen a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place orders.

The cloud is being used… a lot!

How to burn the most money with a single click in Azure (mijailovic.net)

After Corey asked to find the most expensive AWS resource people started looking in other places too 😂

In praise of S3, the greatest cloud service of all time (info.acloud.guru)

But S3 has become so much more than just a storage repository. As a static web server, S3 dishes up content for hundreds of thousands of websites including Netflix, Wikipedia, and the New York Times. In fact, the world has “standardized” on S3 APIs to such an extent that Google’s competing service just supports them out of the box.

Agreed 🙂

Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic (texasmonthly.com)

Longread on how H-E-B planned for the Pandemic

cancel all future O’Reilly in-person conferences and close down this portion of our business (oreilly.com)

Today, we’re sharing the news that we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel all future O’Reilly in-person conferences and close down this portion of our business. Without understanding when this global health emergency may come to an end, we can’t plan for or execute on a business that will be forever changed as a result of this crisis. With large technology vendors moving their events completely on-line, we believe the stage is set for a new normal moving forward when it comes to in-person events.

The Post-Pandemic world for Conferences will be split 2 groups – The ones that aren’t able to adapt to a new reality where it might not be possible to run several 1000’s PAX events and the ones who adapt quickly and start to push a lot of conferences online. The main question there is… will we still pay 1000$+ conference tickets – I highly doubt it.

Will AirBnb Go Bankrupt? and When? (thehftguy.com)

Unpopular opinions there 🙂 But after seeing how many Flats got flushed back to the normal rent market in Dublin in wake of the current situation it’s clear that AirBnB has a lot of downsides. But maybe we will see a rent-price decline across a lot of cities.

Get Static (meyerweb.com)

If you are in charge of a web site that provides even slightly important information, or important services, it’s time to get static.

Get Static I

Picking Up Glowing Hot Space Shuttle Tiles with Bare Hands (kottke.org)

Ok this is just epic!

Emergency Website Kit (mxb.dev)

In cases of emergency, many organizations need a quick way to publish critical information. But existing (CMS) websites are often unable to handle sudden spikes in traffic.

Get Static II

4.2" and 7.5" NFC-powered e-Paper Displays Work without Battery (cnx-software.com)

Awww yes! Do want!

Migros-Logistik leistet Sondereffort (migros.ch)

Very well written article in German on how one of the biggest retailers deals with increased demand.

Here’s What a Googol-to-One Gear Ratio Looks Like (kottke.org)

Google’s Abandoned Android Authenticator App (shkspr.mobi)

For two-and-a-half years, Google hasn’t touched their 2FA app’s code. Perhaps it is perfect? Perhaps there are no more UI improvements or security enhancements that can be done? Or, more likely, it joins a long graveyard of Android apps – launched optimistically and then abandoned.

If you are still using the Google Authenticator App – Switch to something that makes sense… like Authy.

Certificate lifetime capped to 1 year from Sep 2020 (scotthelme.co.uk)

It’s finally happening! We’ve had 2 failed attempts through the CA/B Forum and now Apple has decided to enforce a maximum lifetime of 398 days on certificates issued from 1st Sep 2020.

If you are in a Let’s Encrypt world … Long Running Certificates feel like a very strange construct from the past.