#BlueBeanieDay 2018

Friday 30 November is #BlueBeanieDay. Show your support for #webstandards & #a11y. Put blue on your bean!

Why Open the Web?

Despite the connecting purpose of the Web, it is not entirely open to all of its users.
When used correctly, HTML documents can be displayed across platforms and devices.
However, many devices are excluded access to Web content.

 

#a11y is Code for “Love Your Neighbor”

From bbd16 http://bluebeanieday.tumblr.com

WHAT ARE WEB STANDARDS?

Web standards hold the key to accessible, cost-effective web design and development, but you wouldn’t know it from surveying most big commercial sites.

 

Even modems & routers have to be patched

Ars Technica has a post about some recent news regarding over 7,500 unpatched routers:

Unpatched routers being used to build vast proxy army, spy on networks

“According to a report by Netlab 360’s Genshen Ye, more than 7,500 of them are actively being spied on by attackers, who are actively forwarding full captures of their network traffic to a number of remote servers.”

From earlier this year in May 2018:

New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

 

 

You can use localrouter.net to find your local router’s web interface.

Before starting the firmware update on a router or modem (many ISPs control the firmware updates to modems) it is a good idea to back up the configuration settings incase things get reset etc.  Firmware updates can also have bug fixes as well as security updates.

NASA Audio and Ringtones

“A collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download”

https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html

 

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight

Watch in full screen & 1080p resolution

When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2018, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.

Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.

http://www.spacex.com/falcon-heavy

 

 

As of this blog post there is a live stream of Starman in space