“Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.”
Astronomy Picture of the Day has been around since 1995 and you can see the full archive here (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepixFull.html)
Did you know there is water on Mars ?
The site is updated daily at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html and a lot of the image are high resolution.
Makes for a good Speed Dial in Vivaldi 😉
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
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.
On November 26th, a mole will land on Mars
It is a great comic explaining the event and what will be going on.
The event will be live streamed on https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
for the mission on Twitter
Nikita makes a lot of great points with examples
“I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity, and excellence started really getting to me, to the point of me getting depressed by my own career and the IT in general.”
Ars Technica has a post about some recent news regarding over 7,500 unpatched routers:
“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:
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.
Easily Report Phishing and Malware
This is how you can strike back at criminals sending phishing spam – by getting their webpages on blacklists. Blocking their sites helps protect other people and helps researchers trying to stop this. Sites can be blocked within 15 minutes of your report, but you may not immediately see it.
Newer HDDs don’t make that much of a sound, this person might have placed a microphone near the HDD (or it could be an older HDD). A disk defrag can take from around 10 minutes to 3+ hours depending on how much disk fragmentation there is.
“A collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download”