Ceph Gets its Tentacles on Data Storage
Ceph is an open-source platform that has emerged as a game-changer in data storage. In this blog, we break down Ceph in simple terms and explore its benefits, making it easy to understand why this platform is gaining popularity among businesses of all sizes.
AI’s Open-Source Revolution - A leaked Google document warns that open-source AI models, which are faster, more customizable, and more private, are outpacing Google and OpenAI. The author suggests collaboration with open-source developers as the best way forward.
Feds Wrangle AI - The Biden Administration wants to babysit robots, announcing fresh measures to foster “responsible” AI innovation. They’re rounding up AI bigwigs for a chat, throwing $140 million at AI research, and drafting government guidelines on AI use. Maybe AI should draft up guidelines on government use… Who has the better track record?
Startups Stunned by Tax Tsunami - A tax law change has thrown software startups into a fiscal crisis, with tax bills soaring up to 400% due to Congress’ failure to extend a provision allowing full expensing of research and development costs. Small businesses, lacking the capital of big corporations, have been hit hardest, with some needing to freeze hiring, cut salaries, or even contemplate bankruptcy.
Incident Response Playbook - Ben Matthews shares a high-level playbook drawn from his experience managing significant tech crises, highlighting the need to remain calm, accurately identify the problem, understand its source, and work methodically towards a solution. Ben stresses that while prevention is important, improving a team’s ability to respond to problems is often a more fruitful area for improvement.
DIY Private VPN - This article provides a comprehensive guide on setting up a private VPN using WireGuard and PiVPN on a Raspberry Pi. The author explains the process from initial setup to troubleshooting and managing Dynamic DNS and CGNAT issues. He also advises using services like Tailscale, Cloudflare Tunnel, or Twingate for users without a publicly reachable IP address.
CBDCs Blocked in North Carolina - Following Florida’s example, North Carolina has passed legislation that bans CBDC payments and blocks the state from participating in testing. The decision, applauded by the Satoshi Action Fund’s Dennis Porter, underscores concerns that CBDC threatens personal privacy and will provide the feds with authoritarian power. Can we make this a trend?
Craigslist’s Design Wisdom - The article stresses the importance of functionality over aesthetics in product design, proposing the “Craigslist test” — using low-fidelity, bare-bones designs to ensure content and functionality take precedence.
Open-Source Thermocam - The DIY-Thermocam V3 is an affordable, open-source thermal imager that empowers users to conduct thermal analysis affordably. Awesome!