2017 – In Stichworten!

Eigentlich sollte man jedes Jahr kurz auf die wichtigsten Geschehnisse zurückblicken. Wieso das jetzt erst ende Januar kommt. Weil ich hier das schreiben habe 😉 12 Monate einige Stichworte:

  • Januar – Meine letzten Diensttage sind gezählt
  • FebruarDrupal Mountain Camp in Davos
  • März – Insomhack in Genf und DrupalCamp London
  • April – Amazee10 in Südafrika Workshops, Surfen und Reisen
  • Mai – Die erste Ausgabe der DevOpsDays Zürich geht über die Bühne
  • Juni – Mitsommerfestival, Mittagsschwumm in der Limmat, TEDxBasel
  • Juli – Ferien die Temporär aufgrund schlechtem Wetter abgebrochen werden, Klettersteige ohne Weitsicht, Wanderungen bei Nacht
  • AugustWildhornhütte, Im Kino im Kocherpark zwei Wochen Openairkino vorgeführt!
  • September – 9 Monate nach dem letzten Diensttag den ganzen Karsumpel abgeben, DrupalCon in Wien
  • Oktober – San Francisco → Berkeley (Bay Area Drupal Camp) → Austin Texas, Teamworkshop
  • November –  Zürich → Basel (Swiss Innovation Forum) → Zürich (TEDxZürich) → Warschau (DevOpsDays Warsaw) → Genf → Bern (Kaffee trinken und Pläne aushecken) → Zürich (Wäsche waschen… )
  • Dezember – Budapest (Freunde besuchen) -> Zürich -> Leipzig (34C3) -> Zürich (31.12.2017)

Den Vorwurf viel unterwegs zu sein kann ich als FalschNeuheit abtun, ich war im 2017 nämlich 83% des Jahres in der Schweiz (Das entspricht einer Gesamtheit von 304 Tagen)! Sascha meinte kürzlich, dass der Fakt das ich Daten über meine Anwesenheitszeit in der Schweiz hätte schon Grund genug sei mich damit aufzuziehen. Naja unrecht hat er nicht.

Details? Ja Details!

Dank selbstauferlegter Selbstüberwachung habe ich natürlich tägliche Standortdaten über mich gesammelt. Basierend auf meinem Standort um 12:00 Uhr Schweizer Zeit. Ja der Habi macht das immer noch schöner!

Angelesen #47 – Zukunftsmusik, Blockchain and Power-over-the-Air

A mixed bunch of Links a few in German a few in English. Enjoy!

Work and Travel – als Digitalnomade mit vier Kids rund um die Welt (appswithlove.com)

Erfahrungsbericht von AppsWithLove zum Thema Work & Travel

Deutschland in der Zukunft: Wie wir 2037 leben werden (spiegel.de)

Zukunftsmusik Longread

Blockchains: How to Steal Millions in 2^64 Operations (research.kudelskisecurity.com)

TL;DR: you can hijack certain Lisk accounts and steal all their balance after only 264 evaluations of the address generation function (a combination of SHA-256, SHA-512, and a scalar multiplication over Ed25519’s curve).

On Blockchain Security

Podcast Transcription with Amazon Transcribe (ipfs.io)

Transcribing Audio with Amazon Transcribe – Sounds too good to be true

What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective (blog.usejournal.com)

This AA Battery Sucks Power Right Out of the Air (gizmodo.com)

[…] is that the transmitter broadcasts a directed and concentrated RF signal towards a given device in a room, which is absorbed by the gadget’s own RF antennas inside, and turned into usable power.

Woah! That’s some quite interesting piece of technology!

How I Shipped Six Side Projects in 2017 (hackernoon.com)

Light Traffic (senseable.mit.edu)

Traffic lights are a 150-year-old technology originally conceived for horse carriages. Will they survive the advent of autonomous vehicles?

Very interesting approach that asks if the intersections with traffic lights might be a thing of the past as soon as a lot of vehicles will be autonomous.

Eine Fotoschau als perfekte Cashcow (woz.ch)

Leider leider leider finde ich die ehemals schöne Werkausstellung auch nicht mehr so toll wie auch schon. Spätestens wenn man eine Abteilung für Influencerfotografie hat bin ich raus.

The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks (stackoverflow.blog)

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (and even more revolutionary) framework pops up to usurp the throne.

Interesting Data on the rise and fall of JS Frameworks

DNSFS. Store your files in others DNS resolver caches (blog.benjojo.co.uk)

[…] and I joked at the end that one could use this for file storage.

Well, I could not stop thinking about doing this. There are surely a lot of open DNS resolvers out on the internet, that are just asking to be used for storing random things in them. Think of it. Possibly tens of gigabytes of cache space that could be used!

After PingFS comes DnsFS!

GoPro quits the drone business (theverge.com)

GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an “extremely competitive” market.

Boom – GoPro is out of the Drone business. What initially was deemed to save the entire company just has been stopped.

Neilpang/acme.sh: A pure Unix shell script implementing ACME client protocol (github.com)

An ACME Shell script: acme.sh

Interesting an acme client in bash!

Dwitter (dwitter.net)

Dwitter.net is a challenge to see what awesomeness you can create when limited to only 140 characters of javascript and a canvas. Give it a go!

When the Demoscene goes Javascipt!

flowerhack | The Internet I Knew (flowerhack.dreamwidth.org)

We… we had ad-free social networking in 2004. It was called “one of your friends got a Dreamhost and put some forum software on it and everyone hung out there.” If the website got really big and popular, maybe the owner would ask for donations from the users, and usually folks would give enough to keep the place afloat, because everyone wanted to keep hanging out there.

Einige erinnern sich noch ands dRB 😉

pretix/pretix (github.com)

Ticket shop application for conferences, festivals, concerts, tech events, shows, exhibitions, workshops, barcamps, etc.
Reinventing ticket presales, one ticket at a time.

Looks promising!

Podcasts!


It’s 2018 and I still read blogs (yes via RSS) and listen to podcasts (also in high speed mode sometimes).

As I’m pretty picky when it comes to podcasts, I decided to sum up a short list of what I regularly listen to. First, the content should be interesting and I like good audio quality. I can not for the love of my life listen to stuff that sounds like it was recorded over a landline. Last but not least I don’t like ads 😉

Bonus points for show notes and Topicmarks which are incredibly helpful when listening to 4 hour podcasts.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

FLOSS Weekly

Stumbled over FLOSS Weekly a while back and I like the content around Free Libre Open Source Software. Get started with the evolution of community.

99% Invisible

Wonderful Design Podcast around the invisible things of Design – Start with Guerilla Public Service Delux

ATP – Accidential Tech Podcast

The English version of Freakshow – I like to listen in to the thoughts and ramblings of Marco, Casey, and John.

Legacy code rocks

Legacy code is everywhere – This podcast deals with different topics around it and I suggest to start with the episode about Technical Wealth

How i built this

Guy Raz (also host of TED Radio Hour) dives into how people built companies or products. Best start with Yvon Chouinard talking about how he started Patagonia.

NPR – TED Radio Hour

Watching TED Talks is nice but having a few excerpts of Talks mixed with discussions with the speakers itself is a very nice mix.

Tim Ferris Show

I read a few books of Tim and also like his blog. Sometimes more serious topics, sometimes rapid Q/A’s with his Interview Partners.

CRE – Chaos Radio Extreme (German)

One of my favourites if you like to brush up your knowledge various topics ranging from IPv6 over Coffee to Chillies. Podcast can be up to 4 hours long but are worth every minute.

Freakshow (German)

The co-hosts around Tim discuss all new and fancy topics out of the tech scene. They run a show every other week and land usually on the 4 hour mark 🙂 If that’s too much for you this podcast has fantastic show notes and great chapter marks so if you just want to listen in to a few parts it makes it very very easy.

 

#34C3 – Recap

them blinkenlights! – matelight.rocks

Wow auf das war ich nun wirklich nicht vorbereitet. Und ja, das ist ein “ZOMG!IchBinZumErstenMalAmCongress”-Beitrag. Dei 4 (also eigentlich 5) Tage im CCC-Universum vergingen wie im Fluge, und wie Steini in Relativitätstheorie für blutige Anfänger sagte: “Zeit ist relativ”. Nebst den Talks gab es viel zu sehen, entdecken und diskutieren. Es war toll mal die Leute hinter den Projekten wie Tor und OONI direkt zu treffen und mit ihnen zu plaudern.

Die 6-2-1 Regel wurde Plusminus eingehalten – 6 Stunden schlaf, 2 Mahlzeiten und einmal Duschen pro 24 Stunden. Mate und Kaffee werden aus Gründen nicht quantifiziert.

Die Talks! – Hier mal ein paar der Talks, die ich sehr gut gefunden habe:

Opensource 👏

Vom ganzen A/V Stack das vom VOC betrieben wird Engelsystem über den Fahrplan bis hin zum management des Leerguts mittels c3bottles ist alles Opensource verfügbar! Find ich toll!

Angelesen #46 – Crypto, Security, Billag and Longreads


Hi Friend,

da wären wir wieder mal. Ich weiss Beharrlichkeit ist nicht gerade, was mich hier auszeichnet, jedoch haben mir in den letzten Wochen einige Leute gesagt, dass sie diese Blogposts gerne lesen.

Da die letzten Tage ein wenig ruhiger waren, hab ich mal wieder ein paar Links zusammengesammelt. Zwischen Bitcoin, Security und einigen guten Longreads findet sich hier einiges.

Ich bin gerade unterwegs an den 34C3 nach Leipzig – Die Reise ins quasi Paralleluniversum.

Thanks for reading and so long
/bastian

CongressChecklist/README.md (github.com)

😀 Fantastic checklist for going to any congress!

I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why. (nytimes.com)

I assumed that Wall Street would stay away.

I hoped, but was proven otherwise.

Why an eight-hour bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco might beat a flight (economist.com)

Cabin is an interesting experiment; an attempt to compete with airlines by promising a better night’s sleep. Flying between the two cities may take less than an hour and a half. But getting to the airport, shuffling through the security queue, waiting at the gate, picking up your bag upon arrival, and getting from the airport to your actual destination can nearly quadruple the total travel time. That means a trip can eat up most of the day. Or if you want to travel at night, you have about an hour to sleep, between several hours of hassle and tedium.

That’s among the reasons, why I prefer the night train to wherever place possible in europe 🙂

Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play? (highscalability.com)

Netflix Longread!

Wetten, dass Tamedia und Goldbach zusammengehen? (infosperber.ch)

Lesenswerter Artikel zur NoBillag Abstimmung – #0

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017 (theatlantic.com)

Podcasts are awesome. I discovered 99% invisible and the Outside Podcast 🙂

Remove my password from lists so hackers won’t be able to hack me (github.com)

😂 GOLDEN!

bloomberg/powerfulseal: A powerful testing tool for Kubernetes clusters. (github.com)

PowerfulSeal adds chaos to your Kubernetes clusters, so that you can detect problems in your systems as early as possible. It kills targeted pods and takes VMs up and down.

Edward Snowden’s New App Uses Your Smartphone to Physically Guard Your Laptop (theintercept.com)

Here’s how Haven might work: You lock your laptop in a hotel safe — not a secure move on its own — and place your Haven phone on top of it. If someone opens the safe while you’re away, the phone’s light meter might detect a change in lighting, its microphone might hear the safe open (and even the attacker speak), its accelerometer might detect motion if the attacker moves the laptop, and its camera might even capture a snapshot of the attacker’s face. The Haven app will log all of this evidence locally on the Android device.

It’s still in early beta state but I like what it does so far.

OSX.Pirrit Mac Adware Part III: The DaVinci Code (cybereason.com)

More OSX Adware!

The full-stack employee (medium.com)

Work and where it could be heading in the light of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)

Now I Have To Blog About It (medium.com)

Bitcoin : Düstere Aussichten

Learning to operate Kubernetes reliably (stripe.com)

We recently built a distributed cron job scheduling system on top of Kubernetes, an exciting new platform for container orchestration. Kubernetes is very popular right now and makes a lot of exciting promises: one of the most exciting is that engineers don’t need to know or care what machines their applications run on.

Distributed systems are really hard, and managing services on distributed systems is one of the hardest problems operations teams face. Breaking in new software in production and learning how to operate it reliably is something we take very seriously. As an example of why learning to operate Kubernetes is important (and why it’s hard!), here’s a fantastic postmortem of a one-hour outage caused by a bug in Kubernetes.

Fantastic Distributed Computing read.

Google Maps’s Moat (justinobeirne.com)

Despite the fact that you should use OpenStreetMaps. An article about the crazy details Google Maps is having.

Es wäre dumm, die SRG zu zertrümmern (derbund.ch)

NoBillag read #1

No more 
No Billag! (werbewoche.ch)

Es dauert noch geschlagene drei Monate, bis das Stimmvolk die No-Billag-Initiative endlich versenken darf. Es drohen drei lange Monate zu werden. Drei Monate, während denen der SRG die Tweets nur so um die Ohren fliegen. Jede missliebige Sendung, jede holprige Äusserung eines Moderators, jedes schlechte Ergebnis eines Schweizer Skistars wird als schlagender Beweis angeführt, weshalb diese elendlichen Zwangsgebühren abgeschafft gehören.

NoBillag read #2

Internet Chemotherapy (ghostbin.com)

There will also be those who will criticize me and say that I’ve acted
irresponsibly, but that’s completely missing the point. The real point
is that if somebody like me with no previous hacking background was able
to do what I did, then somebody better than me could’ve done far worse
things to the Internet in 2017. I’m not the problem and I’m not here to
play by anyone’s contrived rules. I’m only the messenger. The sooner you
realize this the better.

A good read from an individual that singlehandedly made the internet a bit better.

Burnout at the Global Campfire (TEDx me too) (medium.com)

If you are a TEDx organizer, teammmember or enganging in ANY community work – READ IT. read it again and ponder on it.

Das müssen Sie wissen, bevor Sie über No Billag reden (interaktiv.tagesanzeiger.ch)

RT @honegger: Well done, @tagesanzeiger: So geht Bürger-Information. Ahnung kommt vor Meinung.

NoBillag read #3

Seth’s Blog: Reading at work (sethgodin.typepad.com)

What would happen if the next all hands meeting got cancelled and instead the organization had an all hands-on read instead?

Me likes 😀 And what would you read?

Stop. Calling. Bitcoin. Decentralized. (medium.com)

Only switch to Proof of Stake can, possibly, help.

Bitcoin : Good insight on the centralization of the “decentralized” currency 😉 (with pie charts!)

Meet The People Who Listen to Podcasts Crazy-Fast (buzzfeed.com)

So Kenny began listening faster: first at 2x, then she worked her way up to 3x. She stopped only because “that’s just as fast as the Downcast app allows.

I’m at only 1.5 for English and 1.75-2x for german. So there’s room for more 😉 Or maybe not, not everything needs to be optimized in my life.

What every Browser knows about you (webkay.robinlinus.com)

RSS: there’s nothing better (davidyat.es)

“Damn. If only there was some system which allowed you to follow updates to blogs and websites you care about in a manner that ensured you never missed an update, could find new updates at a glance, and didn’t have to wade through masses of noise to do so. …Hey, this would be a great idea for a startup!”

“I think you’ll find it’s already been done.”

“Really? Who by? Why didn’t you mention this earlier?”

AMEN!

Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757 (csoonline.com)

“We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration,” Hickey said in an article in Avionics Today. “[That] means I didn’t have anybody touching the airplane; I didn’t have an insider threat. I stood off using typical stuff that could get through security, and we were able to establish a presence on the systems of the aircraft.”

What could possibly go … WTF!

‘Mr. Robot’: Season 3 Single Take Episode Explained (hollywoodreporter.com)

[SPOILERS]

With one single shot, Elliot Alderson’s (Rami Malek) entire world came crashing down around him.

Fantatstic to watch!