Monday, May 1, 2017

What was I reading in April 2017

April was a busy month. Took a course on security for embedded devices (explains the gap at the end). Picked up an external 480 GB drive the size of two postage stamps. Overhauled one laptop. Installed Linux on two others (harder than it sounds when you're wrestling UEFI _and_ TPM). Sick for a number of days with whatever bug was hanging around. In short, those are my excuses for the 10 day gap near the end of April's reading list.


- Open Source Needs FPGAs; FPGAs Need an On-ramp
- The Shell Hater's Handbook
- Why Japan's Rail Workers Can't Stop Pointing at Things
- How to Write Portable C Without Complicating Your Build
- Destroying Cockroaches and the Hackathon Experience
- Microsoft closing down CodePlex, tells devs to move to GitHub - This is one of those things that probably shouldn't be announced on April 1st.
- - Remains to be seen if this is actually useful.


- Over The Air: Exploiting Broadcom's Wi-Fi Stack - Part 1
- How To Learn Hadoop For Free


- Unix is not an acceptable Unix
- Build Your Own Text Editor
- SEI CERT C Coding Standard - SEI CERT C Coding Standard
- Oath isn't just a terrible name, it's going to be a nightmare ad-tracking machine
- ShelfJoy - 17 Essential Machine Learning books suggested by Michael I. Jordan from Berkeley


- corkami/pics - Posters for various technical bits.
- Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data


- Introduction to the Domain Name System DNS
- The 5 Phases of Vim Use


- Exploring 3-Move - A LambdaMOO inspired environment
- My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it's free.


- The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - An annual contest to come up with the worst ever opening line for a book that doesn't exist (in a recognizable category, I think). Goal for self: achieve (at least) a "dishonorable mention".
- Vi's Complete Key Binding List
- New York becomes only state to offer free four-year college - Sure, now that I've spent a decade paying off my school debt...
- Packet Sniffing on Layer 2 Switched Local Area Networks


- How To Secure Your Web App With HTTP Headers


- Open Source Search Engines Retrieval Tools and Libraries - I agree with V3ss: Why wasn't SphinxSearch mentioned? (I'm using it in a home-grown document management system and a bookmark tracker.)
- nvbn/thefuck
- Learn 90 of Python in 90 Minutes
- The Hacker Dictionary - Hacker terms lingo slang and acronyms
- How To Host Your Own Private Git Repositories
- How to write a simple operating system in assembly language
- Unfixed security bugs
- Low level programming university


- I reverse engineered a motherboard
- StarCraft 1.18 Release: 18 April 2:00 PM PDT - StarCraft Forums

(insert excuses for 10 days sick+busy here)


- How Many x86-64 Instructions Are There Anyway?
- Learn LaTeX in 30 minutes

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.