Un naufragio personal

Ángel Ortega

When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number

A very funny story about why you shouldn't post a photo of your flight boarding pass to Instagram and how website security is crap:

https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram

The Website Obesity Crisis

[...]text-based websites should not exceed in size the major works of Russian literature.

[...]If you open [a] tweet in a browser, you'll see the page is 900 KB big.

That's almost 100 KB more than the full text of The Master and Margarita, Bulgakov’s funny and enigmatic novel about the Devil visiting Moscow with his retinue (complete with a giant cat!) during the Great Purge of 1937, intercut with an odd vision of the life of Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ, and the devoted but unreliable apostle Matthew.

For a single tweet.

https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm

Hardening Perl’s Hash Function

Inside a £30 record player

Even on a tangentially relevant article, somebody had to say it:

Vinyl is not a great format for high-fidelity audio. The constant rotational velocity design means that the sound quality gets progressively worse towards the centre of the record. [...]

Anyone who says vinyl is better than a CD is a muppet.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/08/inside-a-30-record-player/

Retrieve WLAN PSK via nmcli

Did you know you can get the cleartext PSK of the Wireless LAN you're connected to by using nmcli 🤯?

http://sven.stormbind.net/blog/posts/misc_wlan_psk_nmcli/

grub: entering rescue mode

Víctor Moral:

Así que me he puesto a buscar en la red y he encontrado un error registrado en Debian y que cuenta que este fallo se produce porque grub no está correctamente actualizado si se dan ciertas circunstancias como tener un núcleo de otra rama (backports en mi caso).

https://esferas.org/msqlu/2020/08/12/grub-entering-rescue-mode/

Lockless algorithms for mere mortals

Jon Corbet:

"Time, as some have said, is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."

https://lwn.net/Articles/827180/

Ten Commandments of the Small Internet

This movement is primarily about recognizing that today most individuals can safeguard their free speech on the Internet only by running their own inexpensive, efficient websites.

https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/small-internet.html

Ventoy

Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it. You can copy many iso files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them.

https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

Perl7 is a fork of values