Did you wake up this morning to discover that Wi-Fi security is fundamentally broken? Before you toss your phone away, smash your router, and move to a cabin in the woods, it might be good to take stock of the actual issue.
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In the Wirecutter’s roundup on the best USB-C dongles and hubs, one key item was missing. At Gestalt IT, we’ve come to rely on the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock for all our USB-C connectivity needs.
Web developer Nick Janetakis has a nice guide here on accepting payments as a freelancer. His guide is specifically focused on receiving payment via email.
Microsoft 2006: We could theoretically sue every Linux user for patent infringement
Microsoft 2017: Ubuntu is in the Windows App Store.
Microsoft 2028: Windows adopts Linux kernel, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria
The Windows Subsystem for Linux proves we are living in strange times.
Technical debt is more than the cost of not adopting a new technology. Dr. Rachel Traylor points out that it can also be the cost of hastily adopting a new technology without considering how it will fit into your bigger strategy.
Merriam-Webster recently posted about the origins of the term “premises” that shows the word meaning IT folks so adamantly defend was created by an accepted understanding. The word came from the legal usage of the word “premise”, referring to prior parts of a contact that dealt with property specifics. Over time, this became accepted short hand for the property and location itself.
Email is a lot like Winston Churchill said about democracy: It’s the worst form of communication except for all the others that have been tried. Cloudflare posted an excellent history of email. It’s interesting that they start with the Unix command write instead of the more well worn start with ARPANET. From there it goes through […]
Preston de Guise recently wrote a thoughtful piece about what death means for digital identities. It reminded me of the struggle I had when my son came into the world, and the fact that our digital representations are now generational. This means that before and after we have agency we must deal with our digital selves.
In a recent post, Bob Plankers asserts that software is always broken. While the process of releasing software is often a chaotic one, is it accurate to say it is broken? If that is the case, what are the conditions by which it can be made whole?
On an upcoming episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable, we’ll be taking a deep dive into intent-based networking. In the meantime, Jason Edelman went into a deep dive on the idea of intent within a network, how it impacts desired state, and why IBN isn’t exactly a new idea.