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Posts in category "current events"


Ransomware is Not the Problem

Arbitrarily powerful software -- applications, operating systems -- is a problem, as is preventing it from running on enterprise systems.

Excavator digging out sand around the box of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal, March 2021

Ever Given & Suez

Thoughts on the issues with the Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal.

Snack Box

My Year Without Flying

It was just over a year ago that I last walked out of the Seattle airport. Some thoughts from a very frequent flyer on the pandemic so far.


On Legitimacy

The legitimacy of the outcomes of our election are already under aggressive and sustained attack.


Notice the Outrage Machines

With three days to the US election, the outrage machines are running on all cylinders. It'll be easier to stay happy if you remember to notice them.


One Bad Apple

I generally try to stay on technical topics, because my understanding is that's what readers want. But events are overwhelming and I believe that not speaking out is now a political choice.


Code: science and production

Phil Bull presents an interesting, generally convincing, argument in 'Why you can ignore reviews of scientific code by commercial software developers', with a couple of exceptions.


The COVID Pandemic

I know many readers are here for the threat modeling, and I could claim that this is the “what are we going to do about it” post, which it is, but I don't want to have to blog all threat modeling all the time. So this is the “Seattle is a month into COVID-19” post.



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