Computer Security In The Past, Present and Future, with Mikko Hypponen

If you are into computer security and not a security expert, this is a great talk by Mikko Hypponen. He is a security researcher from F-Secure.

Some of the highlights from the talk includes a floppy disk containing the first known computer virus from Pakistan; Y2K and Y38K (“Try to set the date to year 2038 on your smart phone; you can’t”); introduction to Stuxnet and it's implications; implication to network security as the world become more connected with IoT devices.

One of the comment worthy remembering was (paraphrasing): when he started his career, he didn't know he would be fighting against state actors, and/or gun-carrying organized criminals who would literally jump over the window to flee.

He also highly recommends the movie Zero Day, a documentary about Stuxnet.

Programming 101: Learn English

@muanchiou shared this wonderful talk on Twitter. The talk mentioned a lot of things I have tired of organizing them into words, because of the things I mentioned on Twitter:

Thank you very much for sharing this. It’s a sad reality but it’s a reality need to be told. I’ve find it hard to talk about this without people from both sides getting defensive so I stopped talking. Maybe I should — start by sharing this.

If you work with non-native English speakers or online/technical communities at any capacity, I highly recommend watching this 15 minutes talk.

我們的戒嚴記憶

台灣真相與和解促進會專頁的文章是我捨不得讓他被 Facebook 演算法過濾掉的內容之一,所以就用了暗黑手法轉成 RSS Feed 來看了。

最近的文章是分享來自「我們的戒嚴記憶」活動的故事。相對於網路上很多帶風向的言論,這些故事很平淡,不會試著想要強迫灌輸什麼意識。但是看著看著,還是會心酸的體會,原來這個土地上的居民曾經是這樣的生活的啊。

大學有位老師曾經說過,他這代作為政治學學者極其幸運,國際上能夠見證蘇聯垮台、冷戰結束,在國內能夠親眼目睹解嚴、民主化。相對來說,我們這代好像是「不幸」的?但我反而覺得,做為凡人我們是幸運的,要帶著感恩的心理解這些傷痕。

最後最後 … 有沒有人可以請這個單位把網站改好一點最好有個部落格可以訂啊?網路的內容都被 Facebook 牆起來的 :'( 。