What I'm reading
Would people (who actual read this blog) rather have me do link posts or spend this time putting together blog posts?
New Pluralsight Play by Play: What You Need to Know About HTTPS Today. Another Pluralsight course by Troy Hunt.
Jocko Willink on the Power of Discipline by Cal Newport: "If you want freedom, then you need to have discipline"
On the Complicated Economics of Attention Capital by Cal Newport: "And yet, even though we’ve pushed connectivity to daring new levels — a technological miracle built on numerous ingenious innovations — we haven’t become more productive."
Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty by Brian Krebs: "The Mirai malware is responsible for coordinating some of the largest and most disruptive online attacks the Internet has ever witnessed."
"I can' believe you wore a plunging neckline when you save mankind" by Frances Cole Jones. Some people will always find something negative to say.
Anti-Skimmer Detector for Skimmer Scanners by Brian Krebs. Of course, skimmers are getting more complicated and harder to detect.
The end of facebook's ubiquity by Cal Newport. "...once social media services are forced to make a sales pitch, as oppose to leveraging an inherited position of cultural ubiquity, they suddenly seem so much less vital."
New Package Moniker rules. I love npm's stance on security. They're doing a lot of great things (see link below). In this instance they're trying to battle the typosquatting issue in the npm registry.
Skyrocketing Bitcoin fess hit carders in the wallet by Brian Krebs. Interesting to see the downside (for the darkside) of the rising value of Bitcoin (that sentence sounds weird. Is it weird?).
4 Years after target, the little guys is the target by Brian Krebs (can you tell I like Brian Krebs?). If you like Jason's Deli (I don't really care for it) it may have had credit card information compromised.
npm private modules outage on December 12th. I love this! This is awesome and gives some insight into responding, troubleshooting, and fixing a production issue.
Buyers beware of tampered gift cards by Brian Krebs. I had something like this happen to me. I won a gift card at work. Went to use it and it had less the $3 on it.
What I'm watching
An interesting take by John Sonmez on Net Neutrality. I like looking at contradictory views. I think losing net neutrality will cause a positive reaction.
Brockmire. I recently watched the first season of Brockmire. I gotta say it's a funny series. Crud, but funny.