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2022

Vijith Assar on Security Risks from Billionaires
·118 words·1 min
Quotes tech security open source
Writing for Wired, Vijith Assar raises some excellent points on how bad actors with capital are the most dangerous threat to any system. Capital can kill code. Capital can kill anything.

2017

Riding the Mastodon
·1713 words·9 mins
Articles personal social media twitter mastodon open source
Reader, I did it again. I joined another social network. I know, I know. I should know better, right? But this time feels different. There’s something special about this one. Maybe it’s simply the contrast from Facebook and Twitter that makes it so appealing, but I can’t help but feel there is great promise in Mastodon.

2010

MikroKopter - HexaKopter
·95 words·1 min
Articles diy gps hardware open source
Love this demo video of the MikroKopter. The GPS integration in the device is slick, and I love that it’s an open source, DIY device. The parts aren’t even all that expensive considering what they are, but as a project it’s still a little too pricey and time consuming for me to tak on right now.

2009

The Go Programming Language
·71 words·1 min
Articles development go language google open source programming
Google has released their own programming language, appropriately named Go. I haven’t had time to dig deeply into this yet, but I’m seeing some interesting stuff that I like such as fast compilation, garbage collection, easy to read syntax, built in support for multicore machines and of course an open source BSD-style license.

2005

Mmm… Open Source Beer
·65 words·1 min
Articles news open source beer
Seriously, a group of young gentlemen have developed a recipie for beer incorporating guarana which counters the drowsiness you feel when you drink beer. They have released the recipie under the Creative Commons license as an experiment to discover what happens when you use the open-source model on a real-world product like beer.