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Homebrew Python Is Not For You

Don’t use Homebrew Python. It’s not meant for you.

The High Cost of the Early Adopter Tax

Being an early adopter of technology has significant costs that may not be worth paying.

Fortressa - Create Your Own Private VPN

Net neutrality is under threat, and your Internet activity is being recorded and sold to the highest bidder. I built Fortressa to combat this theft and protect your privacy.

U2F Hardware Security Keys

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) hardware security keys and multi-factor authentication (MFA) combine to provide strong security and good usability — the best of both worlds.

Multi-Factor Authentication, Phones, and SMS

Most implementations of multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), rely on sending codes via SMS text messages or phone calls. There are serious problems with this approach.

Don’t Make Your Own Two-Factor Authentication App

Multi-factor authentication can be poorly implemented in a multitude of ways, and one of those ways is to ship a custom branded authentication app.

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices

Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), comes in many flavors. But not all are created equal. Best practices should involve at least two selections from this list: FIDO U2F hardware keys, one-time passwords (OTP), and recovery codes.

Tacklebox for Fish Shell

Tacklebox is a framework for organizing and sharing Fish shell functions, plugins, modules, and themes.

Articles from sites I follow

Lie vs Lay

Lie and lay are infamously confusing to non-native speakers. It’s so bad that it sparked a cottage industry of click-baity articles...

via Homepage of Hynek Schlawack 03 February 2021

I'm tired of this anti-Wayland horseshit

What do anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, 9/11 truthers, and anti-Wayland activism all have in common? All of them are characterized...

via Drew DeVault's blog 02 February 2021

The Trump-Biden Debate

In case you missed it... The post The Trump-Biden Debate appeared first on Wait But Why.

via Wait But Why 30 September 2020