Dan Luu starts our week with an excellent post about big company and startup work and compensation. There are a lot of trade-offs when trying to decide between the two and you really do need to look at the differences. Paul Hammant gives us his take on the “iron triangle” and how he thinks it… Read More Geek Reading December 21, 2015
Late last week, there were two comics that were just perfect. First, XKCD gives their explanation of Git. If you are just starting with Git, it will sound all too familiar. The second comic is Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller, where it shows “Youth Revival Therapy”. I included this mainly because I know a bunch… Read More Geek Reading November 2, 2015
Today we start with some good security articles. First, Reuters reports on US researchers showing how computers can be hijacked to send data using sound waves. Outside of the security implications, this is really cool stuff. The BBC has a good article on some spyware demo that shows how spooks hack mobile phones. This is… Read More Geek Reading August 6, 2015
There are lots of good articles today. In the development section, Luke Wagner talks about WebAssembly and the companies that will be involved in the new initiative. Even though the large vendors are all playing nice for now, I expect to see performance comparisons well before any of them make it available to the public.… Read More Geek Reading June 19, 2015
WordPress kicks off our day by announcing release 4.2 “Powell”. So, if you are running WordPress, you need to update. Three good articles are highlighted in the security section. On Wired, they report on how the NSA “Quantum Insert” attacks work. Weblog Lexsi talks about Dyreza’s anticrypt. Lastly, Coding Horror goes on a rant about… Read More Geek Reading April 24, 2015
It was a much slower day, as can be seen by the lead story. Reuters reported on some research that cockroaches have personalities. This is interesting from the “seeing how life evolves” perspective. Google released the Android 5.1 Lollipop SDK, but this is not a huge release like some previous ones. Whenever Avinash Kaushik writes,… Read More Geek Reading March 11, 2015
Much to my delight, Binpress is having a programming contest! The main page for the contest has some basic information and a teaser on the prizes. The prizes are fairly significant, with the grand prize being worth $17,000 and a total of $40,000 in prizes, mostly free services from various providers but there is a… Read More Binpress Is Having A Programming Contest!