Episode 29: Your data is trying to kill you

Direct download link: Episode 29.

This week Audrey and I chat about all the ways the Internet and your data are trying to kill you, including Cloudbleed, SHA-1 collisions, CloudPets, and Amazon S3. tldr; stay away from anything connected to the cloud! Just kidding, kinda…Enjoy!

 Show Notes

CloudFlare / Cloudbleed

Amazon S3 Outage

SHA-1 Collision

Creepy CloudPets

Community Announcements

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Call for contributors for Issue 8

Issue 8 will finish our second year1 of publishing! To celebrate, we’re going to do a wildcard (or *) theme. That means that if there’s something you’ve been waiting to share, this is the right time for it! Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • how does the internet work?
  • your favorite tools
  • what you wish someone had told you before you started
  • anything else about technology you’d be excited to share!

We look for ideas that will be effective at an advanced beginner to intermediate level of technical knowledge, and that are grounded in the author’s personal experiences. We’re especially interested in work from people who are part of under-represented groups in technology. Contributors are paid.

Find the details and submit your ideas at https://recompilermag.com/participate/. Submissions are open through April 6.

Issue 6: Data is shipping imminently!

Fabulous contents include:

  • Mistakes Were Made: a Series of Unfortunate Data Events by Rachel Shadoan
  • Digital Repositories, Data, and Us by Ann Cooper
  • We Were Always Here: Absences at the Intersection of Identity and Data Collection by Valerie Collins and Nicole Contaxis
  • Exploring an SQL Database by Amy Farrell
  • Data Cleaning: a Necessary Chore by Serena Peruzzo
  • All the News That’s Fit to Sync: on Journalism, Tech, and Open Source Communities by CJ Joulain
  • The 1900 Paris Exposition

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  1. By year we mean a set of 4 issues. Some of these took a little longer on the calendar :) 

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