https://blog.filippo.io/professional-maintainers/ · Open Source software runs the Internet, and by extension the economy. This is an undisputed fact about reality in 2021. And yet, the role of Open Source maintainer has failed to mature from a hobby into a proper profession.
https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2021/12/this-shouldnt-have-happened.html · Posted by Tavis Ormandy, Project Zero Introduction This is an unusual blog post. I normally write posts to highlight some hidden att...
https://mccarty.io/cryptography/2021/11/29/chacha20-blake3.html · This might get me some looks, but I have pretty solidly decided to go in on using XChaCha20+Blake3 as the AE of choice for my future open source work. There are numerous reasons for this decision, but it mainly comes down to the desire for defense in depth, and a deep dislike of fundamental properties of polynomial MACs.
https://michael.stapelberg.ch/posts/2021-11-28-macbook-air-m1/ · You most likely have heard that Apple switched from Intel CPUs to their own, ARM-based CPUs. Various early reviews touted the new MacBooks, among the first devices with the ARM-based M1 CPU, as the best computer ever. This got me curious: after years of not using any Macs, would an M1 Mac blow my mind?