Sunday, March 13, 2016

What have I been reading this week? (20160313)

Another light week for reading. Tried to attend a few after-hours meet-ups (sorry Adam). The capstone for the week was the melt-down of the Jabber/Bitlbee/bot box (short version: kernel upgrade on Cubietruck was unsuccessful, requiring physical dismantling of the machine and mounting the SSD on another system).

Picked up "Rule 34", by Charles Stross, and a Certified Technical Trainer manual, and have been reading those. The former is OK so far (more verbose opinion later) and the latter reads like just about every other training guide (i.e., dry).

The Docker effort is picking up speed. This morning, the Mouffette bot is running in its own container. Other bots (lights, server control, etc.) should be online shortly (need the alarm clock to work tomorrow!!).

In any case, this week's reading:

2016-03-07

- Where does swearing get its power and how should we use it? Rebecca Roache Aeon Essays

2016-03-09

- Memory Corruption Vulnerability in "libotr"

2016-03-13

- How FPGAs work and why you'll buy one
- Syntax Highlighting Off Robert Melton
- Dead Kennedys frontman goes after the modern music industry

Above was (mostly) 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.