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Thursday January 14, 2021. 06:59 PM
Alpine Linux is a community developed, lightweight operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project's latest version, Alpine Linux 3.13.0, introduces official cloud images, the option of running PHP 8.0, and Node.js is compiled for...
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If you want to be smarter than a fly, aim your swat slightly ahead of it in the direction it's likely to take. That's the advice Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena gave to The Independent back in 2011. — Read the rest
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A combined total of $575m deleted... and counting A couple of news items about what we'll call 'cryptidiots' wriggled into the mainstream media this week, momentarily shedding light on the important topics of e-waste and password hygiene for the masses.…
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Version 6.0 of the Wine Windows not-an-emulator has been released. 'This release is dedicated to the memory of Ken Thomases, who passed away just before Christmas at the age of 51. Ken was an incredibly brilliant developer, and the mastermind behind the macOS support in...
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As soon as I saw the photo of Tiny Paper Dungeons on the Kickstarter page, I signed up. How to play:Gameplay is simple but entertaining: you roll a 6-sided die to determine how far you'll move each turn. Then pick a direction, draw a line, and interact with anything on that...
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If you're wondering why the rioters in Trump's coup attempt last week were able to breach barriers and break into the Capitol so easily, this ProPublica article offers a couple of reasons. First, some of the Capitol Police helped the rioters into the building, and second,...
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Just ahead of its launch for commercial PC-like devices, an install image of Windows 10X for single screens has leaked, giving us an early peek at Microsoft's new OS. And yes, it's just like Chrome OS. From a report: Let's just get that out of the way. Microsoft has been...
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A long time ago I discovered that sous vide hard-boiled eggs are always perfect — but they take a while. In about a quarter the time I can make hard-boiled eggs for peeling and eating in a quarter the time with this method and my Instant Pot.
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The state of New Jersey expanded its current limited access to COVID-19 vaccines to people over 65 years old, those 16 to 64 years old with certain underlying health conditions, and, er, cigarette smokers. From NBC New York: 'It's outrageous. — Read the rest
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Kawaii communism. [Via Sensible Endowment]
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Join us later this month to see what modern data management looks like Webcast There’s been a lot of talk about resilience lately. But while it’s one thing working through mid-pandemic self-care and wellness prescriptions for the individual, what does resilience mean...
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One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lamp and a smart assistant unit taking up space in that prime real estate. —...
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This is from last week's issue of my newsletter, The Magnet — Mark Anyone can start their own micronation. The hard part is getting the snobbish macronations to accept you into their club. Wikipedia has a list of about 90 micronations from the past and present. — Read...
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Capcom has announced that it will soon be holding a Resident Evil Showcase event which will feature a bunch of news surrounding the survival horror franchise.  The upcoming event will take place on January 21 at 10am BST and will cover a huge amount of news regarding...
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A security flaw in Ring's Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app. From a report: Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by Amazon for $1 billion, launched Neighbors in 2018 as a breakaway...
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The folks at IGN share a near pixel-by-pixel analysis of the trailer for a soon to be released video game featuring Indy. They look at everything on the screen and try to tell us what is coming in the video game. — Read the rest
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Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S21, but how does the latest Samsung smartphone compare to the now two-year-old Galaxy S10. The S21 may have just launched, but that doesn’t mean the S10 should be left behind in the dust. Despite its older-sounding name, the S10...
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Earl Mac Rauch's long promised sequel to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is due out in August. I have pre-ordered Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League Perhaps we will finally find out what the watermelon is for. — Read the rest
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I have always loved this scene in Casablanca, although I prefer a single breasted white shawl collar dinner jacket to the double. Rick treats Ugarte like dirt, yet is 'the guy' Ugarte trusts with the keystone to his whole transformative life-plan? — Read the rest
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Watch as a tour guide pulls space shuttle tile material out of a 2200-degree furnace and picks it up immediately. Note that for best results, pick it up by the cool corner or edge rather than the white-hot center. If you're interested in the material and engineering, here...
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