The Github Malware Attack – and the Importance of Trusting the Repository You Use

There’s a terrible attack happening against Github right now where attackers are forking legitimate repositories and injecting malware – and then hoping unsuspecting users will download code from the attacker’s repo instead of the original. A researcher estimates this is happening to about 100,000 repos on Github.

As Dan Goodin writes at Ars Technica:

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New Excellent Analysis of Where IPv6 Grew in 2023

Where did IPv6 grow in 2023? Where did it not? What countries led on IPv6 deployment? Recently a colleague of mine at the Internet Society, Robbie Mitchell, laid all this out in a long post titled “Governments and Industry Driving IPv6 in 2023”. With data and many charts he walks through where IPv6 deployment is […]

New Excellent Analysis of Where IPv6 Grew in 2023

Where did IPv6 grow in 2023? Where did it not? What countries led on IPv6 deployment?

Recently a colleague of mine at the Internet Society, Robbie Mitchell, laid all this out in a long post titled “Governments and Industry Driving IPv6 in 2023”. With data and many charts he walks through where IPv6 deployment …

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AVFTCN 034 – The Cautionary Tale of the Death of Ello

Do you remember… Ello? For a brief time in 2014 to 2016-ish, it flared up as “the next emerging social network” and even as a “Facebook-killer”. And then it flamed out… and… in the summer of 2023, it disappeared completely as the site was taken offline. I was all in with Ello for a time! […]

I’m Doing It Again… Getting Sucked Into Consuming Vs Creating

I’m doing it again… instead of writing and creating new posts in the morning, I’m sitting there scrolling through Mastodon… or reading the latest news on Memeorandum or Techmeme… or jumping into work email or Slack before I really need to. And sooner or later, any of the “free” time I had is gone and it’s time to start the work day. The time has melted away. Consumption has triumphed over creation, yet again. That’s no way to get back into writing more. That’s no way to develop habits of consistent writing. And yet it is so incredibly easy to…

TDYR 415 – Why ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Launch Was So Important

On January 8, 2024, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched their Vulcan Centaur rocket – in this episode I talk about WHY this was such an important milestone and about the current state of the launch industry where SpaceX is the only compa…

AVFTCN 033 – Kiwix, Meshtastic and content and connectivity during an outage

Tonight here in northwestern Vermont we’re supposed to get the double trouble of heavy, wet snow and a windstorm with winds up to 49 mph (79 kph). The combination will undoubtedly cause trees to fall, taking down power and Internet cables. Forecasters are expecting power outages all across the state. In these moments, I often […]

The Joys Of Being Your Own IT Department – And Of DNS and RSS

Tonight I was looking at my danyork.me aggregation site and I was confused… why were my posts from my danyork.com site NOT appearing in the master list? I *knew* I had written there. Of course my initial thought was some problem with the RSS feed. Yep! On danyork.me I’m using the older FeedWordPress plugin for WordPress that does RSS syndication. A quick look told me that the feed it was supposed to be pulling in was: https://www.danyork.com/rss.xml Except… that was showing up as invalid XML. 🤷‍♂️ After some trial and error, I discovered that… I need to drop the “www”…

An Excellent Read: The Verge on how "Google shapes everything on the web"

If you want to understand how we got to the Web that we have today, I would strongly recommend reading this beautiful piece by Mia Sato at The Verge on the theme of “Google shapes everything on the Web” It…

TDYR 414 – A New Plan For A New Year

It’s a new year and this year I’ve got a new plan that I’m aiming at for producing weekly podcast episodes. In this episode I talk about the plan an how it relates to other work I’m doing and content I’m creating. More info at: https://www.danyork.com/…