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[20:33] According to the BBC, the first email attachment was sent 25 years ago today, consisting of an image and an audio file. You can find both here (warning: audio will autoplay), on the website of Nathaniel Borenstein, the inventor of MIME.
[19:14] When the term "Web Brutalism was brought up, a "lack of concern to look comfortable and easy" was deemed implicit. Now, some guy actually had the nerve to create a Brutalist Framework. This is a cretinism of the same degree as Punk band releasing credit cards. Kills the whole idea.
[22:32] Black Mirror is by far the most fucked up series I ever came across. It really takes it's toll on you when you watch this, and sometimes you just have to spend a few days to get your head around the episode you just watched. This really gets you thinking. But it does so quite drastically. A definite recommendation.
[22:23] I visited the local Lego store today and spent five minutes discussing TOR, script blockers and online security with the check-out operative. Fellow nerds/geeks are to be found in unexpected places.
[21:25] I frankly did not understand most of what this post was about, but I immediately dove into the page's source to find out why the list in the lower part had a padding on the top but not on the bottom. This probably tells a thing or two about my interest and what sparks it. (I also like how the guy rot13'd his email address. On the other hand, it is in the sidebar and visible plainly in the source, so why does he bother ciphering it in the first place?)
[21:19] AWS was partially down yesterday. This influenced not only sites like imgur and, of course, the Amazon cloud, but also messed, as I read, with Razer mice. Turns out they use cloud based drivers, which clearly does not only sound like a stupid idea. The outage also rendered "smart" lightbulbs, thermostats and the like. (Plus, which might be the funniest part of it, it even crashed the cloud dashboard.)
Sure all this tech is awesome and stuff, but apparently everyone just trusts it for good. This is dangerous. Of course, Dropbox is a great service, and Google Docs are awesome for collab, but I wouldn't rely on these apps alone. Way too careless.
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