Month: December 2018

How to Install Cockpit Web Console in RHEL 8

Cockpit is a web console with a friendly user interface that allows you to perform administrative tasks on your servers. Also being a web console, it means you can also use it through a mobile device as well. Cockpit does...

/ December 31, 2018

Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box — here’s what that means

Netflix announced on December 28 that more than 45 million accounts watched its Netflix original horror movie, Bird Box, in seven days, making it a record breaking debut for the streaming service — but considering Netflix rarely specifies what its...

/ December 31, 2018

2018: A Year of Sponge

Quarter Life Crisis This year I turned 25. Last year I turned 24 and naturally saw this “quarter-century” milestone coming. So long as I survived the year, I would (and did) turn 25. It was the only semi-certain thing that...

/ December 31, 2018

The Best Tech Quotes of the Year

Most years, I round up the news of the year in technology through a collection of quotes, arranged roughly by some combination I make up of their importance and how much I like them. Here they are for 2018. 14....

/ December 31, 2018

Samsung is reportedly making a budget Bixby-powered smart speaker

Samsung promised a Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker back in August, a premium device that could potentially compete against Apple’s HomePod and the Amazon Echo Plus. While that speaker still isn’t available and doesn’t have a set release date, the...

/ December 30, 2018

A Talk at Dojo Bali: Learning to Code Products in <1 Year

I recently gave a talk about my journey in learning to code products in less than one year. Hundreds of people have now seen this talk and are on their way to learning to code. I hope that you join...

/ December 30, 2018

A Talk at Dojo Bali: Women in Technology

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to find my way into the tech industry, and more recently into the maker space. As I’ve journeyed into this space, I’ve naturally noticed the lack of people “like me” or in other...

/ December 30, 2018

California Could Soon Have Its Own Version of the Internet

The Chinese internet is not like the internet in the rest of the world. More than 150 of the world’s 1,000 most popular internet sites are blocked in China, including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Instead, domestic platforms like Baidu,...

/ December 29, 2018

Firejail – Securely Run Untrusted Applications in Linux

Sometimes you may want to use applications that have not been well tested in different environments, yet you must use them. In such cases, it is normal to be concerned about the security of your system. One thing that can...

/ December 29, 2018

The Reddit detectives are hard at work decoding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Early in the morning on Friday, December 28th, Netflix slipped its viewers a late Christmas present: a new episode of Charlie Brooker’s technological-dystopia anthology series Black Mirror, in the form of an interactive movie called Bandersnatch. Its arrival didn’t entirely...

/ December 29, 2018

FeMake?—?Understanding Inclusion in Making

This article was part of my submission to the Inclusivity category as part of Product Hunt’s Makers Festival. Thank you to everyone who supported, as FeMake won its category! This project touches close to home as it represents my personal...

/ December 29, 2018

The Minimalist-ish Digital Nomad Packing List

There’s a lot of articles on the internet. There’s an especially high number of packing lists, ensuring in exact detail that you forget nothing on your next upcoming trip. This supply of lists, of course, is just fulfilling the demand,...

/ December 29, 2018

911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage

911 emergency services in several states across the U.S. remain down after a massive outage at a CenturyLink data center. The outage began after 12pm ET on Thursday, according to CenturyLink’s status page, and continues to cause disruption across 911 call...

/ December 29, 2018

Is This Photo Real? AI Gets Better at Faking Images

First algorithms figured out how to decipher images. That’s why you can unlock an iPhone with your face. More recently, machine learning has become capable of generating and altering images and video. In 2018, researchers and artists took AI-made and...

/ December 28, 2018