Something very fucked up just happened. I got a notification from Google saying "For an experience more appropriate to your age, we've changed some settings", and I was like "What the hell???". Apparently they recognized that I'm 18 because I had to take a picture of my ID card earlier today. This is outright creepy. I wanna degoogle my phone right now.

Hi fediverse, I'm working on findmymastodon.com to help people find their Mastodon home. It's still a WIP, but ideas and suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks!

findmymastodon.com

Hey @TheKinrar, is instances.social/list down?

I've been getting MongoDB errors for 24 hours now.

"MongoServerSelectionError: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:27017
at Timeout._onTimeout (/home/instances/instances/node_modules/mongodb/lib/core/sdam/topology.js:448:30)
at listOnTimeout (internal/timers.js:549:17)
at processTimers (internal/timers.js:492:7)"

I've been listening to on repeat for a few days now. Working in and living in a post-pandemic world where the rules seem to change at the drop of a hat, it's reassuring to see a band committed to its 40-year old roots and still put out great .

youtube.com/watch?v=vxgTpbKUAN

John Oliver talks about Afghanistan

youtube.com/watch?v=dykZyuWci3

This war began when I was a teenager, and it has been going on in the background while I've been living my life. I'm surprised by how quickly I became desensitised to it, and I'm wondering how much my apathy contributed to the current situation. A terrorist takeover of a country is unimaginable, and I hope it's not too late for Afghanistan.

John Oliver talks about Ransomware!

youtube.com/watch?v=WqD-ATqw3j

Another illuminating and hugely depressing show. I never thought I would ever hear the words Ransomware-as-a-Service. I guess it was only a matter of time :(

I recently discovered shodan.io. And they have a handy browser plug-in!

I've been in IT industry for 10 years, and I'm ashamed I only found Shodan now, but now that I have, I'm scanning all the thingz!

The evolution of ayushsharma.in: Jekyll, Bootstrap, Netlify, static websites, and responsive design.

In this article, I'll highlight some ideas for Jekyll collections, blog category pages, responsive web-design, and netlify.toml to make static website maintenance a breeze.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2021/07/5

Netflix's VPN blocker makes me feel like we're in the dark ages.

They really expect me to turn off my VPN and expose myself so they can track me better? After I've already paid for the service?

help.netflix.com/en/node/10058

This has been in my website's privacy policy for over two years now, and so far no one has responded.

The evolution of ayushsharma.in: Jekyll, Bootstrap, Netlify, static websites, and responsive design.

In this article, I'll highlight some ideas for Jekyll collections, blog category pages, responsive web-design, and netlify.toml to make static website maintenance a breeze.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2021/07/t

Cross-posting mastodon to company slack, to establish myself as one of the cool people.

The evolution of ayushsharma.in: Jekyll, Bootstrap, Netlify, static websites, and responsive design. - ayush sharma's notes โ˜• + ๐ŸŽง + ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

In this article, I'll highlight some ideas for Jekyll collections, blog category pages, responsive web-design, and netlify.toml to make static website maintenance a breeze.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2021/07/t

I recently discovered Checkov, a unit-testing tool for cloud infrastructure build using Terraform. Checkov also has custom policy capabilities, meaning we can define org-specific resource tagging and GCR policies for testing/validation in CI/CD pipelines.

lnkd.in/eDY8ssn

Working with Terraform for over five years has taught me some key lessons. 5 practices have been critical to having a sane and usable Terraform setup regardless of the size of the team or the nature of the project.

1. Know your target audience.
2. Reuse. Reuse. Reuse.
3. Explicit rather than implicit.
4. Automate everywhere. Your laptop. Your shared VM. Your CI/CD.
5. Have an awesome README.md!

lnkd.in/ek8DEqW

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