Sunday, February 28, 2016

What have I been reading this week? (20160228)

A double post this week. I missed last week, due to spending the first half in DC (during horrible weather). I'm still a bit Docker-focused, attemtping to get certain programs to run a certain way, so that they can be considered "portable".

Floppy (over on Dangerous Prototypes) posted a firmware update to the USB IRToy. I've installed it and (knock on wood), it appears to be working better than v.22 and v.23, which typically crashed after 15-30 minutes of being idle. It's passed the 30-minute mark so far. The bad news is that some people are still having trouble with it. I'm hoping that it may be because they've not modified the suspend settings on their internal USB hubs. I'm using an external, powered hub. Fingers crossed!

The mods to the Document Management System (DMS) are something that I should have done a couple years ago. What took me a month to complete (last year) now only takes a weekend to perform. The mods include: title guesser, URL guesser, and drag/drop uploading. The title and URL guessers take advantage of the fact that most of my PDFs are generated by the PrintFriendly service, which produces PDFs in a very specific format. (Note: I recommend the webs-based service over the browser app as it produces a prettier output.)

In any case, what I've been reading in the last couple weeks...

2016-02-15

- How to become a Bayesian in eight easy steps
- Make VM run like Container
- Beginner's Guide to Fuzzing Part 1: Simple Fuzzing with zzuf
- Top Machine Learning Data Mining & NLP Books that Every Data Scientist Should Read
- How to learn JavaScript
- A Gentle Introduction to Secure Computation
- Media goes gaga over study showing women code better than men. Here's what's unsaid.
- SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans
- Before You Get Too Excited About That GitHub Study
- Phone Hacking Group Is Trading Fake Bomb Threats For Bitcoin
- Supercapacitor-On-a-Chip Now One Step Closer

2016-02-16

- Stealing Decryption Key from Air-Gapped Computer in Another Room

2016-02-18

- Why you should stop worrying about deep learning and deepen your understanding of causality instead
- There is no tech talent shortage: unlocking trapped programmers
- Polish codebreakers 'cracked Enigma before Alan Turing'

2016-02-19

- The missing link of artificial intelligence
- Docker goes rootless -- and that's a good thing

2016-02-24

- Awesome Windows Exploitation Resources
- Self Hosted Git Service: Gogs

2016-02-25

- Import a Docker Container in Python
- You hear a voice in your head when you're reading right?
- Homeschooled Weirdoes and the Culture of Conformity

2016-02-26

- Report from the VMware GPL court hearing
- Type edit and format with your voice in Docs no keyboard needed!
- Coding Jarvis in Python in 2016

2016-02-27

- A relatively easy to understand primer on elliptic curve cryptography
- Curiosity depends on what you already know

Above was generated by a homegrown bolt-on script for Wallabag, which is a free utility for capturing web content so that it can be read later.