At some point, the podcast industry will have to reconcile with podcast fatigue. But right now, as a listener, there seems to be an infinite bench of shows to choose from, no matter how niche or obscure.
What Are Favorites?
Gestalt IT creates link posts to our favorite material from around the web in the category of Favorites.
Nvidia announced that their physics simulation engine, PhysX, is going open-source. It’s a result of the growing importance of physics simulation outside of games.
Cheap, tiny, and full-featured SoCs are great tools for exploring creativity. But those same features also make them great tools to malicious actors. The recent DarkVishnya attacks in Eastern Europe saw them used to gain local access to banking information.
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard wrote an interesting blog post in response to Microsoft adopting Chromium as the engine for their Edge browser. He makes the point that reducing the number of stakeholders among browser makes gives Google an even bigger influence with web standards bodies.
Slack can often be seen as the de facto collaborative chat app. But a recent survey by Spiceworks shows that Microsoft Teams is a formidable competitor.
Chin-Fah Heoh sees the IT Pendulum swinging back a little bit from total cloud adoption. New services like AWS Outpost move AWS services into on-premises managed servers. Does this mean we’ll see a return of SAN and NAS, or are these just the wistful visions of a self-proclaimed “storage dinosaur?”
Atlassian bought Butler, a task automation solution for Trello. The plan is to integrate this into the core Trello product, helping to eliminate the mindless busy work of project management.
In “huh, that’s still a thing” news, IBM announced plans to sell Lotus Notes, Domino and Portal to HCL, an Indian IT services company. This marks the biggest IT acquisition in India’s history.
Bruce Schneier digs into some commonly tossed around consumer security tips. He digs into what can actually work, what is flat out bad advice, and what is probably overkill.
Bitcoin’s recent pricing slump gets all the headlines, but it’s not the only thing falling for the cryptocurrency. Block difficulty also saw a decrease, which hasn’t really happened to the cryptocurrency before.