Interesting links, week 4, 2024
Interesting telco/tech news for this week:
- Mobile & Wireless round 77: this newsletter has good comments on the early 3G days when video call was the killer app. Today people are doing video chats just for convenience of not paying phone calls in the street.
- Will FWA Wireless Peak Soon?: interesting comments on FWA adoption in US and the surprising high numbers - probably related to the pricing.
Found a couple of nice links this week on the Internet:
- Atari, The book: an amazing PDF scan of a service manual of Atari from 1980, with vast explanations on working on the electronics (tooling, concepts etc.). “This book will not, nor is it intended to.. make coffee.”
- Toot on German job offer: a german train company is looking for a Windows 3.11 administrator.
- Observability toolkit: self contain observability stack on a docker-compose, with span traces, logs and metrics to be run in an isolated fashion for debug purposes.
- I’m Not A Pentester (And You Might Not Want To Be One Either): a blog entry on the painful reality of pentesting as a job.
- Out-of-memory (OOM) in Kubernetes: a superb blog series on how the OOM killer works in interaction with kubernetes. I was actually surprised to see this week that some recent version of runtime (like Erlang) still do not respect the cgroup memory size, leading to some interesting OOM debugs. JVM payloads got a similar fate when cgroupsv2 was introduced in the container runtime.
- Topaz monospace font: an Amiga font modernized.
- kakoune: modal text editor with multiple selection.
- IPv6 in Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks: a 2022 but still relevant post on IPv6 on Entreprise networks.
- Keylime: manual of Keylime, a project to use TPMs for integrity monitoring from CNCF.
- Machine Learning is Still Too Hard for Software Engineers: a short summary of why ML is not easy for engineers.
- Tweet on vision pro app: Spatial Vacuuming is now a thing.
- Savoring a Feast of Networking Predictions: a comment blog post on another blog post on eBPF predictions.
- Tweet on US, UE and Taiwan: Bull’s eyes on that one tweet that sums up tech industry.