Gotta vent, cover your ears.
Huh, the Windows XP source code allegedly leaks and all security experts are concerned. Imagine if the same happened to the Linux source code… oh, wait!
Seriously, we had a consensus for years, that security by obscurity is a bad idea. So if accidentally going open source is a concern now, then maybe that’s a reminder that Microsoft products have always been dangerous, shouldn’t have been used to begin with and it’s high time to migrate away from the Windows platform (yes, that’s costly and annoying, but don’t tell that having your business shut down because you rely on an unreliable system isn’t).
So, there's this Android app, you really must have, but its developer only distributes via Google Play and, for some reason, Play is off limits to you. How do you get it anyway? Sure, there are tons of APK mirror websites out there, but how do you know which ones you can trust?
Is there even one component in Android that wasn’t ugly, broken or ill designed from the beginning, hasn’t been buried under at least half a dozen layers of compatibility code since and is still ugly, broken or ill designed today?
Bored, browsing mobile app developer jobs. Surprised that you can pull $100k/year from mobile app development.
Wow, some asshat just spammed me about integrating his SDK in a compiler tool I wrote (and abandoned) years ago. He heard great things about it, felt like telling me that on four different email addresses (none of them related to that tool or each other) and wants to set up a call.
K, buddy, if you insist on working with a scraper database, then you can have the name and phone number of another asshat from my spamfolder who contacted me with a similar proposal the other day.
So, do you do software development or digital plumbing?
Sure, laugh at Trump for calling TikTok a threat to national security (it’s kid posting karaoke vids of themselves after all!), but accidentally, he’s actually right…
Legal questions aside, let's explore the technical possibilities.