Rants and Raves

Reading and Links Jan 15 – 22

Who killed the great British curry house?

VeloNews Podcast on race weight.

Interesting research findings on the background and players in the DDoS attack. Who knew there was a Minecraft Protection Racket?

A large, successful Minecraft server with more than a thousand players logging on each day can easily earn the server’s owners upwards of $50,000 per month, mainly from players renting space on the server to build their Minecraft worlds, and purchasing in-game items and special abilities.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top-earning Minecraft servers eventually attracted the attention of ne’er-do-wells and extortionists like the lelddos gang. Lelddos would launch a huge DDoS attack against a Minecraft server, knowing that the targeted Minecraft server owner was likely losing thousands of dollars for each day his gaming channel remained offline.

I’m too depressed to post the long list of links about new #facts I was reading.

Some Readings – Jan 8 – Jan 14

Some links and things from the week:

I need to think of a better way to share what I’m reading. Not everything I save to Pocket is worth a share, nor are my random bookmarks. For example, I went off the deep-end reading about DACs and amps and DAPs when I went to look up something about a pair of headphones. Hoo-boy that was a deep dive into something…

Stuff I was reading last week

NextBus data went down in SF this week so TransitApp released their software for SF. Great timing and marketing. I rode last week so I haven’t used the app yet.

A controversy in the Doula industry?

I’ll skip the politics article links this week.

Books: Sam Fuller‘s Brainquake – I’m about halfway done. I’m a sucker for pulp. You can follow me on Goodreads.com if you’d like, but I don’t read a ton of stuff. I’m trying to change that and read more (books) this year.

I went down a rabbit hole reading about DACs when I was looking up the price of headphones. Do any of you use a DAC?

This week- an article about The Sleeping Giants in the NY Times.

note: when I started to write this post, I thought I had saved up a bunch of links. I can’t find them. I must have just sat in silence for most of my time.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Links – Weekly Reading

GoogleReaderDo any of you regularly look forward to and check out weekly posts like the Inner Vision posts on TheWirecutter/Sweethome? It’s one of the few I remember to regularly manually type in and go to and read.

That said- I wonder about ‘updates’ and content a bit.

Maybe it’s because of the demise of Google Reader in the past and the way I used to use it, but I don’t remember to check sites like I used to. I got to the point of automated delivery and reading and then abandoned it when my favorite delivery tool went away. And I never adopted a new tool.

So, are there sites you “check”? Also- is there a “delivery system” you use? Leave me a comment below if so.