Herr Bischoff

Scratchpad for August 30 2020

Self-hosting security challenge
Completed this some time ago for this site.
Your calendar should be an allowlist, not a blocklist
Exactly.
The Panopticon Is Already Here
Just in case you didn’t notice that China is already exporting its dystopian surveillance technology worldwide.
Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.
This is one of the reasons for GDPR, no matter how imperfectly it may be implemented.
Ted Lasso
A remarkable series that is humorous and radiates human warmth at the same time — and skips all the tawdriness.
Minimalist HTML
What you can get away with in HTML 5.
The Problem With Happiness
There’s a difference between being happy and leading a meaningful life.
Carl Bergstrom: ‘People are using data to bullshit’
Some pointers towards why this age of data worship is so unsettling and dangerous.
The trick that makes you overspend
The “decoy effect” explained.
No, you cannot have a third of my life!
When you replace the excessive exclamation marks it gets way more readable and raises a valid point. If anything should be learned from the COVID-19 home office situation it is this. Time and intensity demands of work vs. everything else is broken.
Social media’s out of control growth
Another part of the puzzle about why social media is taking over everything.
FreeBSD Virtual Data Centre with Potluck: DevOps & Infrastructure as Code - Part I
Overview and Basic Setup.
FreeBSD Virtual Data Centre with Potluck: DevOps & Infrastructure as Code - Part II
Setting Up Consul, Nomad & Traefik.
FreeBSD Virtual Data Centre with Potluck: DevOps & Infrastructure as Code - Part III
Testing the Environment with Nginx & Git.
AI-Generated Text Is the Scariest Deepfake of All
GPT-3 will forever change the way we write.
Twitter used phone numbers provided for security to target ads
No doubt, you can trust them with your personal information.
Watch this 9-year-old absolutely crush Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’ on the drums
Because so many things are so negative right now, here’s a girl drummer that is absolutely ripping it.