I needed to share some big files with a friend / colleague who lives some hours away. Couriers were not available at this time and I felt a bit “command line happy”, so with
ngrok http –region eu 8000
Done. Ain’t this the security manager’s nightmare, or what?
Now I need to find time for my own version of localtunnel (because NIH).
Δεν μπορούσα παρά να θυμηθώ την παραπάνω φράση όταν είδα τον Υπουργό Πολιτισμού να απαντά σε χρήστη στο twitter:
.@kyr_ath Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen (Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein)
Όποιος ενδιαφέρεται για την φράση, μπορεί να ξεκινήσει από εδώ. Όποιος ενδιαφέρεται για το βιβλίο μπορεί να ξεκινήσει από εδώ. Υποψιάζομαι πως η σχέση αναφορών στις δύο διασημότερες φράσεις του βιβλίου προς τις αναγνώσεις του είναι χαώδης.
“Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.” —Zawinski‘s Law
I shared something with a good friend of mine at Evernote, which made us observe that this makes the Evernote platform yet another Inbox for us to check for messages daily. We got the observation a little further and one could say that:
Every software as a service platform expands until it can support messaging among its users.
Instant or not so instant does not matter that much. But it seems to me that those who do not, do get replaced by competitors who support it.
The news server that a friend was maintaining had stopped responding for a while. Leafnode complained with:
warning: HOSTNAME: cannot resolve host name: Name or service not known
So I emailed my friend and asked. It seems that the hardware of HOSTNAME had failed, and that after a month or so I was the only person who wondered about its fate. No plans to put it back online exist.
And with that I realized that the USENET is now dead for me.
Someone else will pick it up and do better work than you ever planned to.
The story goes like this: I was always fascinated by surveys like the ones Netcraft did. Over the years, more organizations added their own surveys, redoing what Netcraft did, or complementing what already existed with new research and data. I was always interested in redoing some of this stuff at the national scale, namely observing how the global surveys compare with similar ones about “greek” IP addresses or .GR domains.
Alas, two were the problems. .GR data is not easy to get access to and of course time there is not.
However a few months ago I bumped into this DNS census list which contains .GR data one can work on. And stuff that I wanted to do came back to haunt me. Knowing that I would not be able to find the time to do so, I hinted to my friends at Project Zero what would be something nice to work on. A few weeks later they came back with their preliminary results.
I am eagerly waiting for the next parts of their analysis.
I just had the chance to browse through the proposal PDF about implementing free WiFi access throughout Greece, a promise made by the Prime Minister of Greece on 2013/11/5. It basically boils down to this:
Free WiFi Internet access is 30 minutes to surf the web. Then you disconnect and reconnect.
This is not free WiFi. This is not free Internet access and this is definitely not a growth enabler. Simply put:
This is how the environment embarrasses the Prime Minister (and the country if implemented verbatim).
Where is POP3? IMAP? SMTP? Hell! Where is ssh? This is the Free Big Firewall of Greece.
You people are supposed to know that the Internet is the network and the World Wide Web is a network application. You still have time to change the slides.