# Current Events

Hot shit today, soon to be forgotten.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Github Push Protection

Security made by Microsoft

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Oh, some people seem to be worried, that this protestware thing will undermines trust in the Open Source movement and lead to a renaissance of closed source software. No it won’t. Remember Sony putting rootkits on audio CDs to “protest” against privacy? Same thing, really.

Trust in Open Source is all about assuring the user that there are no hidden bombs in the executable by showing him the code. The NodeJS ecosystem undermined trust by cobbling applications together from an uncheckable thicket of dependencies. Closed Source never had that trust to begin with.

Can’t wait for “protestware” to become a thing. If you can (ab)use open source software to protest against a war, what other political statements could you have ride piggy back as well?

I mean, it’s not like popular open source projects don’t, sooner or later, get infested by vocal minorities looking for a platform to spread their message on. You know, the type that doesn’t actually contribute code (unless its a code of cunt duct), but rather “works” on wasting everyone’s time with cultural sensitivity training to the point of breaking build systems left and right because Git branches must now be renamed from “master” so something that is non-offensive to people who are at least fifth generation descendants of slaves.

Just imagine the fun we could have if that ilk gets wise of the possibility of automatically defacing websites (or opening backdoors) when their NodeJS code detects being deployed on servers by $EVILCORP. Nothing would burn NPM faster to the ground and we could finally stop treating JavaScript as a backend language and bootcamp coders like professionals.

Monday, March 21, 2022

War in Europe!

How the prerogative of interpretation is used to derive implication from definition.