how are you? Can you believe that 2021 is almost half over already? I don’t know about you but somehow the time since the pandemic started seems incredibly long and incredibly short at the same time.
This week’s links
🚨 Password Managers.
A very interesting read about the security of cloud-based password managers by Tavis Ormandy (Google Project Zero).
💰 How to cheat on your taxes
… if you’re super-rich. A compiled Twitter thread by Cory Doctorow with some interesting additional links on the topic.
🗣 During wildfires and hurricanes, a language gap can be deadly
This article talks about multi-lingual and culturally appropriate emergency communications. As an immigrant myself I sometimes feel this too (pandemic anyone?) but at least my wife is local.
✋ Always be quitting
Always work you like you might be leaving your job on short notice, your coworkers will thank you for it.
😞 Europe's Software Problem
I don’t necessarily agree with all premises and conclusions but it’s a discussion worth having.
💦 River Runner
What an amazing visualization: drop a raindrop anywhere on a map of the contiguous United States and watch where it ends up.
How the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War shaped the course of world history
This article calls 1979 “perhaps the most consequential year in recent history”. However, it’s not because it was my birth year, I’m as surprised as you are.
🇸🇻 What Happened When a 3,000-Person Village in El Salvador Became “Bitcoin Beach”
My main takeaway from this article is that accepting Bitcoin as legal tender is more of a marketing stunt than anything else for El Salvador.
👃🏻 Secret Workings of Smell Receptors Revealed for First Time
We finally have a better understanding of how smell works.
🪳 Quick Analysis for the SSID Format String BugContent recommendation
Maybe you saw the tweet this week about the SSID that crashes iOS’ WiFi daemon. Here’s an analysis.
The Affinity pandemic sale only lasts for a few more days, so if you’re looking for a solid suite of graphics programs that you actually own and not rent on a monthly basis, buy them now. This is not an affiliate link or anything, I just genuinely enjoy using these programs.
Until next week,