Notes

Here you can find notes about things I discover or learn but are not (yet) worth a full-length post.

Looks like Hive, one of the apps/networks that are currently trying to catch everyone who jumps off the Twitter whale, is having some huge security holes, making pretty much all data accessible. Zerforschung took a look and now posted on warning on their website.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: hive security
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After all these months Elon Musk seems now at the point where he’s taking control over Twitter and despite the long preparation time the whole thing seems to be chaotic, to put it mildly. As for me, I’m not yet sure if I’ll keep my account there and if so then in what way. This all just feels bad to me and I cannot put the finger on what actually feels the worst…

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: twitter
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Since there was no announcement in any of the recent Nintendo Directs, some people suspected that the port of Nintendo’s Advance Wars 1 and 2 games might have been silently cancelled after officially having been delayed due to the war in Ukraine. Stephen Totilo asked Nintendo and it looks like the game wasn’t cancelled 😀 but a new release date hasn’t been determined yet 😩

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: gaming news
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Wouter Groeneveld has posted a great look at the Nutri-Score system. I never took the time to look into the actual calculation of that score but I was kind of already assuming that it was be rather worthless due to experience with other/similar systems. I also wholeheartedly agree with the suggested approach to just look at the ingredients of a product instead of relying on any “score”.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: health
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Recently, Adam and Jerod of the Changelog interviewed Ben Ubois, author of Feedbin, first of all about Feedbin itself. Eventually, they also chatted about the broader topic of RSS and continuous resurrection of that format over the last decades.

There I also learnt about the PodcastIndex project which tries to collect metadata about podcasts in an open way 🙂

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: podcasting openweb rss podcast
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Similar to SemVer.org there is also a page for calendar-based versioning or CalVer. Unlike that other page this one does not provide a clear recommendation or specification but focuses on how other projects are using dates in their versioning strategy.

I personally especially like those little shield-badges that show what part of a version is used for the date and what for other elements!

Turns out that page has been there for a long time but I simply didn’t know about it 😅

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: development til
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Replying to Nichelle Nichols is dead (arstechnica.com…)

Actress Nichelle Nichols—who made history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series—died Saturday, July 30, at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson announced Nichols’ passing on her official Instagram account, saying his mother had died of natural causes.

Thank you for all your hard work 😢

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: startrek news
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