- Locking down browser versions to hardware and software makes people have to compromise security for access. And it’s worse on mobile (I’m looking at you, Apple.)
- Donald Mitchel’s work processing Soviet-era Venus spacecraft telemetry will bring you a new appreciation for Russian engineering and science. He recently got the raw tapes and updated the images Soviet landers took of the surface of Venus in the early 1980s. Humans haven’t landed spacecraft on Venus since then.
- Observability has become a popular topic in operations work, and enabling less-risky deployments and monitoring. Charity Major’s post comparing Observability to other forms of monitoring is a good explainer.
Grape Ape, What I Like to See (YouTube) - Annalee Newitz’s novel The Future of Another Timeline features a Riot Grrl band called Grape Ape. Annalee’s friends got together to shoot a video for the band to promote the novel.