Some might already know me, some don't. Here's a short and limited overview.
I'm Jeroen and a generalist programmer / system administrator.
#spectre / #meltdown reality check over at the xorl blog: https://xorl.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/thoughts-on-meltdown-spectre/
"The only real victim that this attack is more valuable than privilege escalation attacks is shared hosting providers. Whether that is virtual machines, containers, or anything similar. Those exploitation techniques break the sole business model of those companies. Huge players [..] are selling exactly what Meltdown & Spectre proved that it doesn’t exist, high quality isolation between shared resources."
From Reddit: PSA: Rust 1.24, currently in beta, has two important changes for compilation speed: first, rustc now parallelizes code generation (with ThinLTO); second, Cargo has enabled incremental recompilation for non-release builds.
TLS bulk performance: rustls versus OpenSSL
Some of the dependencies that Google's P0 paper uses are not available. E.g. OpenBSD's syscalls are actual syscalls with context switches, instead of a shared memory region between kernel/userland.
I'm *not* saying that OpenBSD is immune. And I'm sure that we'll change something because of this.
Five Finger Death Punch keep putting out these impactful videos:
Haha, so around ~45000 people are watching Jeff Kaplan sitting quietly in front of a fireplace?
After installing/updating to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the display appears corrupted/flashes green
Fixed in Windows 10 update that will come soon.
Sad to see cheaters in speedrunning:
Nice sleuthing techniques btw!
Crytek sues Star Citizen developers for breach of contract and copyright infringement:
Low-level programmer; devops; Unicode, L10N, i18n; game design; buddhist, dreamer and sometimes thinker; FreeBSD guy.
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