Five for Friday – March 24, 2023

It is Friday again. I spent the last week in Montreal where I walked a lot, and ate at far too many restaurants to list (but one free link is the vegan ramen at Umami – absolutely amazing).

As usual here are a few (more than four, less than six) interesting things I found this week.

  • While I’m not totally against the US banning Tik Tok, I’m not convinced the lawmakers pushing the bill know exactly why they want to ban Tik Tok – or if they know how to do it either. NPR somewhat agrees.
  • Super interesting discussion on how the aCropalypse vulnerability was found. I would love to be a part of the retrospective for this one.
  • Charity Majors had a great post recently on Architects, Anti-Patterns, and Organizational Fuckery – (title take from this quote from Charity’s experience: “What I have observed is that the architect role tends to be the locus of a whole mess of antipatterns and organizational fuckery.”
  • I’ve mentioned Abe Books on this post probably more than once, but it’s been one-upped. Bookfinder searches Abe Books, plus a bunch of other sites to help find the cheapest new or used copy of just about any book.
  • I love a good incident write-up. This one from Reddit on the Pi-Day Outage is excellent – like really excellent. Seriously, you should read it.

That’s all I have for this week. Next week looks to be a busy one for me, but I’ll see what I can find to share.

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