The failed bike sharing revolution in China left behind tens of thousands of abandoned bicycles. The pictures have to be seen to be believed. Some look like tulip fields.
I discovered Sandstorm last week while searching for Slack alternatives for the company. What’s the best way to describe Sandstorm? It’s a virtual environment for hosting web applications. Think of it as your very own Google infra, where you can set up mail, blogs, chat, code repositories, file shares, and even games. And it can all be self-hosted.
I got it running over the weekend and I’m pretty impressed with the polish and ease of use. I have it installed on an internal server now and I’m going to see what the team’s response is tomorrow.
For many people, ‘free’ Internet from Facebook is the preferred means of access. What does that bode for privacy?
Data-opolies like Facebook and Google are bad, bad, bad. Here are all the reasons why.
cloudprober is a service monitoring tool from Google. This should be useful for monitoring web server availability, among other things.
Dark Hammer is a sci-fi short story comic used by the US Army to raise awareness among its troops about cyberwarfare.
St. Augustine on BBC In Our Time.
A long-delayed obit on Stephen Hawking finally sees print. Quite a good summary of Hawking’s contributions, too.
China wants to shape the global future of artificial intelligence and one way it plans to do that is by setting the technical standards.