Give me a P... WEBP

Submitted by Andrew on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:58

With the release of Firefox 65 earlier this year, every modern (as in "Non-Internet Explorer") browser now supports WEBP, so I'm thinking that it might be time to start incorporating this image format into production work.  I remember following  the development of the JPEG 2000  format with anticipation, followed by forgetfulness.  But now it appears as if we do indeed have a new and shiny format to play with.

Linux turns 5

Submitted by Andrew on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 13:49

Earlier this year I noticed that Bash released version 5 . Now Linux turns 5 as well. While Linus did say  "that '5.0' doesn't mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes," it's still a round number and makes me think back about the various version numbers of the kernel that I've used over the years. 

Google trusts you too much

Submitted by Andrew on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 16:36

Google announced 5 major security updates for Chrome extensions.  One of the updates mentioned that "the company will also start closely monitoring extensions with a remotely hosted code to spot malicious changes quickly."  You mean extensions are currently allowed to insert remotely hosted code?  And remotely hosted code that apparently isn't monitored too closely? Man, that is kind of frightening.