What do we do now that will be unthinkable in 50 years?

I came across something this week that talked about the investment that goes into cars and specifically self-driving ones at the moment and how foolish it is. We should be investing in a shared infrastructure we can all use instead of wanting to own a car of our own. I can't find it at the moment to reference, but it was the prediction from Meredith Broussard who believes that self-driving cars will be unthinkable 50 years from now.

It doesn't feel safe to imagine riding in a shared driverless vehicle. Not just because the technology doesn't work — but because it doesn't feel safe to be alone in a small, enclosed space with strange men.

Pretty damning take on society right now, but I get it. As a teen, getting the bus as a group always felt safer than going alone unless it was during commuting time.

Posted 13th Apr 2019 @ 15:00

Why do we need HTTPS?

It's really not that long ago that HTTPS was expensive or difficult to implement, if not both. Google announced that URLs starting with HTTPS would be trusted more in results but it was CloudFlare who changed the game for me by offering certificates and HTTPS for free without having to do any heavy lifting.

This comic explains how and why it works quite well and there are 5 of them in total to help get you up to speed.

Posted 11th Apr 2019 @ 15:30

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