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Category: Computer Science

Docker Image Vulnerability Research

federacy reports “24% of the latest Docker images have significant vulnerabilities“.

The Report underlines the importance of running your own image building service and your own local registry when deploying Docker and Kubernetes.

And that includes the base operating system images, because the test above focused on latest images of official docker images of base operating system images, and known vulnerabilities in it. It lists last years vulnerabilities still being present in current images.

Kamergotchi

Leider endet das Spiel morgen: In Kamergotchi muß der spielende Niederländer seinen Abgeordneten am Leben halten.

Kamergotchi, het ideale spel voor de betrokken kiezer. Hou je lijsttrekker zo lang mogelijk in leven door hem eten, aandacht of kennis te geven. Zoveel politieke invloed had je nog nooit!

B.boring

Some time ago, I gave a talk about boring technology at Booking, which means choosing the simplest, stable and maintainable solution you can get away with for solving a problem at a given scale.

Apparently Dan McKinley has similar views, which he explained in Choose Boring Technology. The writeup explains nicely what boring technology is, and why to prefer this.

Never forget your mission, which is business, not technology. The technology is a necessary tool, but likely not your friend.

Revisiting the UNIX Haters handbook…

Unix Haters Handbook (PDF)

Back in the day, when I was a very little Kris, trying to understand this Unix thing, there have been quite a number of pointers to the UNIX Haters Handbook (PDF, print) by Garfinkel et al.

The uninteresting part of the book complains about the world not adopting the Symbolics LISP machine and development environment as a standard (obviously a nonsensical and short-sighted idea), the other pointed to a number of shortcomings and inconsistencies in the Unix concept and implementation.

Our coming Copyright Overlords

According to the New York Post (yes, I know), Apple’s Eddy Cue are looking to improve the original video strategy Apple has (most likely in reaction to Netflix and Youtube). The wording is worrying:

While at least one of the discussions between Apple and an executive was vague when it came to the tech company’s ultimate goal, the executive was left with the impression that the Cupertino, Calif., company is looking for a transformative acquisition and not just a deal to buy TV shows.

and later

“They talked to Sony and Paramount last week. They are preparing something big,” a source told The Post.

Nobody has anything concrete at the moment, though.