Dave inspired me to start blogging way back in 2001. It’s nice to still be reading his stuff, and the stuff of people who point to him, all these years later.
Doom and Gloom from the Tomb: Duke Ellington Orchestra – Festival Mondial d’Arts Nègres, Théâtre National Daniel Sorano, Dakar, Senegal, April 9, 1966. I’m so ambivalent about this. I mean, on the one hand, yes, every bootleg or live broadcast recording of a long-dead jazz artist makes it that much harder for live, working jazz artists to sell albums and earn coin. On the other: DUKE ELLINGTON. WITH PAUL GONSALVEZ, HARRY CARNEY, and JOHNNY FREAKIN’ HODGES. LIVE IN DAKAR.
Five Thirty Eight: ‘Missing’ White Voters Could Elect Trump, But First They Need to Register. Fairly scary statistics about the numbers of unregistered, non-college-educated white voters and their propensity to lean Trump.
Casey West: The Five Stages of Cloud Native. Lest we forget, you can’t be successful with cloud development if you’re cherry picking DevOps patterns.
DevOps Topologies: considering all the ways that development and operations organizations can work together (or separately) and what’s wrong (or right) about each option.
Bruce Schneier: Recovering an iPhone 5c Passcode. Remember when the FBI insisted that Apple needed to backdoor iOS because otherwise recovering the passcode and accessing the phone of the San Bernardino killer was completely impossible? Good times.
The Congressional report on the OPM breach is available. More than 200 pages of non-searchable PDF. Set aside some time for a little light reading.
Rands: How to Recruit. A well thought out exploration of the challenges and rewards of being a hiring manager, and recommendations on where you should spend your time.
Virginia Historical Society’s Blog: What is a sublime landscape? What is a picturesque landscape? Where are they found in Virginia? Nice survey of 19th century painting conventions and landscapes, beginning with Jefferson’s assessment of Natural Bridge as “the most sublime of nature’s works … It is impossible for the emotions arising from the sublime to be felt beyond what they are here.”
Horizons Resurrected. A web-based walkthrough (using the Unity Player plugin) of the late great EPCOT “world of the future” attraction.
AppleInsider: Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors. Interesting happening following the Apple/FBI standoff over iPhone encryption. If a secret key exists, the odds are very good that it will fall into the hands of an unintended recipient. See also: technical explanation and disclosure of the hack.