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Initial Thoughts on FIDO

If you're involved in computer security and authentication,you might know about the FIDO Alliance. If you haven't, you know about them now given the giant marketing push about the great cloud-controlled, passwordless future we have…

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Life with a ROCKPro64

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Raw Results # rockpro64 filesystem benchmarks ## rp64 with fastest sdcard ### sudo hdparm -tT /dev/mmcblk1p2 /dev/mmcblk1p2: Timing cached reads: 2326 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1163.42 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 66 MB in…

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Programming Minimalism

I'm fundamentally a minimalist at heart. This carries through in my programming, aka coding. What's the simplest way to develop this code? I aim for the minimum dependencies in every project. I investigate which modules,…

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History Repeats: Apple M1 Thoughts

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By Henriok - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=96026688 In case you haven't heard in the last five minutes, Apple released their new macbooks based on Apple's own cpu, the M1. Here's a fine writeup as any.

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What makes BeOS and Haiku Unique

https://osvoyager.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/what-makes-beos-and-haiku-unique/ A nice write-up on what's unique about BeOS/HaikuOS. Really makes me miss the simplicity of the BeBox and BeOS from nearly two decades ago. In playing with modern-day Haiku, it's still shockingly fast, responsive, and…

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Fascinating History of the Trackball

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbp4qn/the-story-of-the-trackball-canadas-earliest-gift-to-computing I've been a trackball user since day one when graphical interfaces became all the rage with X windows and CDE. Thanks Canada.

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