Here’s 70+ links of things I have found interesting in tech in the last while. It’s a real mix this time, but still contains a good chunk on cloud, hardware and software. Some good stuff on UML, Pi and Doom as well. (Love Doom.) Dig in!
Cloud: here’s a dozen good pieces I recommend on cloud computing…
- I think hybrid cloud is the future of cloud computing for big orgs, and IBM does too: IBM doubles down on hybrid cloud
- Not to be confused with multicloud: Multicloud Explained: A cheat sheet | TechRepublic
- Speaking of that, here’s 3 multicloud lessons for cloud architects | InfoWorld
- Relatedly, Vendors keep misusing the “cloud native” label. Customers may not care. You should care, though.
- Cloud Foundry used to be the future, but now it’s time for this: Migrating off of cloud foundry.
- I always find these RCAs good: Details of the Cloudflare outage on July 2 2019
- Speaking of outages: Heat waves take out cloud data centers
- Google Gsuite: now with a fee. Good luck with that, Google.
- Is your app resilient? Consider this four step approach to verifying the resiliency of cloud native applications
- If you are an AWS/Oracle user: using aws backup and oracle rman for backup restore of oracle databases on amazon ec2.
- Good tips: How to add a custom domain to GitHub Pages with Namecheap – Focalise
- Good argument: Rural carriers: We need more subsidies to build 5G
Software: here’s a mix of software pieces, from how to write good bash to how to run good scrums….
- Is Internet Explorer dead? Nope! IE lives! In Korea.
- For bootstrap noobs: Bootstrap tutorials
- Fun to consider: How is computer programming different today than 20 years ago?
- Helpful: Using Loops In Bash – Earthly Blog
- More bash goodness: Bash – Earthly Blog
- Related: Good SED advice
- Some python help: Automate Internet Life With Python | Hackaday
- More python: Analyze Your Amazon Data with Python.
- I found this useful indeed: Google API’s and python
- Load testing vs. stress testing: What are the main differences? Don’t confuse them.
- Good IFTTT guide: Send me new jobs available every Monday – IFTTT
- Intriguing: marcoarment/S3.php
- Deploy any static site to GitHub Pages
- For fans of either: Visual studio and Terraform
- My friend Carl wrote this and it’s good: The basics of scrum
UML: I’ve been doing solution architecture lately, and as a result I have been using Visio and PlantUML. I love the latter and found some good links regarding it.
- I love PlantUML. Here’s some links on how to use it with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code: PlantUML – Visual Studio Marketplace.
- and here UML Made Easy with PlantUML & VS Code – CodeProject
- PlantUML and YAML: https://plantuml.com/yaml
- PlantUML and Sequence Diagrams
- More on Sequence Diagram syntax and features
Hardware: here’s some good (and not so good) hardware stories….
- This is cool: teenage engineering google pixel pocket operator
- Also cool: paper thin retro macintosh comes with an e ink display and runs on a raspberry pi (Image on Top of this post!)
- Robots: Roomba Amazon Astro and the future of home robots
- Macbook problems: Macbook Air m2 slow ssd read write speeds testing benchmark
- More Macbook problems: Macbook repair program: FAIL
- Not great: Starlink loses its shine
- A really dumb idea: the switchbot door lock
- Finally: The 20 Most Influential PCs of the Past 40 Years
Pi: I still love the Raspberry Pi, and I want to do more with them soon.
- Nice to see this:Raspberry Pi Pico W: your $6 IoT platform – Raspberry Pi
- Related: How to Connect Your Raspberry Pi Pico W to Twitter via IFTTT | Tom’s Hardware
- How cool is this? LISP on Raspberry Pi
- Awesome: make your own VK Machine: Cool Pi Project (image above)
Sensors: one thing I was going to do with a Pi is build a CO2 meter to check on air flow. However the sensor most used for this, the MQ-135, is not all that great. It’s a problem with cheap sensors in general: you just don’t get good results. To see what I mean, read these links:
- BUILD YOUR HOME CO2 METER
- MQ-135 Gas Sensor with Arduino Code and Circuit Diagram
- Measure CO2 with MQ-135 and Arduino Uno – Rob’s blog
- Measuring CO2 with MQ135
- Air Pollution Monitoring and Alert System Using Arduino and MQ135
Doom! I love stories of how people port the game DOOM onto weird devices. Stories like these….
- So many different ports! Weird devices that run DOOM
- Cool! Even DOOM Can Now Run DOOM! | Hackaday
- More on that: Run Doom inside Doom!
Kubernetes: Still keeping up my reading on K8S. For example:
- You’ve written a kubernetes native application here is how openshift helps you to run develop build and deliver it securely.
- Benefits of Kubernetes
Twitter: I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten tired of the drama around Elon Musk wanting to buy twitter. However I had a recent spasm where I was reading somewhat on it. Here’s what I read:
- Twitter, Musk and Mudge
- More on Zatko
- Also Zatko
- More on Twitter
- Whistleblower: Twitter misled investors FTC and underplayed spam issues. Ok, that’s enough.
- Beware Tiktok! TikTok’s In-App Browser Includes Code That Can Monitor Your Keystrokes. These special browsers have to go.
- A bad use of AI in France: taxing pool owners with hidden pools. It’s bad because the success rate is poor.
- Lots of good tech articles at Earthly Blog
- Lots of good tutorials at Earthly Blog too.
- How do I link my domain to GitHub Pages – Domains – Namecheap.com
- Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for “intense period”. That’s a shame, said no on.
- Updated: Hardware vendor differences led to Rogers outage says Rogers CTO. More on that Rogers outage.
- How to: Fine-Tune and Prune Your Phone’x Contacts List from The New York Times. Useful
- Also useful: 4 iPhone and Android Tricks You May Not Know About – The New York Times
- Good to know: How Updates in iOS 16 and Android 13 Will Change Your Phone – The New York Times
- Charge your phone differently: Phone charging.
- Canadian orgs struggle with Ransomware still.
- Apple expands commitment to protect users from mercenary spyware. Good.
- Related: 84 scam apps still active on App Store’s steal over $100 million annually