FOSDEM 2020 挖寶

FOSDEM 應該是歐洲區最大的一般性的 open source conference (不是很確定),在今年二月初的 FOSDEM 2020 結束後,投影片與錄影也陸陸續續整理出來,所以也可以去挖寶翻一翻了:「FOSDEM 2020 - Events」。

另外整理一下歷年的 event 數量,這主辦方的 scalability 能力看起來很驚人啊,目前還在長:

裡面的 event 都有依照這種技術主題整理過,所以可以自己挑有興趣的主題先快速看一下投影片,有興趣的話再看影片。當然,如果看到特定有興趣的講者,也可以考慮直接看影片...

Zoom 也要 IPO 了...

最近的資訊網路圈子 IPO 案子好多,其中一個比較值得注意的是 Zoom:「Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public」。

這家公司不像 PagerDutyPinterest,這兩家是沒賺過錢就丟單子出來了,而 Zoom 是有賺錢還打算出來 IPO:

Zoom, which raised a total of $145 million to date, posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-year, with a gross profit of $269.5 million. The company similarly more than doubled revenues from 2017 to 2018, wrapping fiscal year 2017 with $60.8 million in revenue and 2018 with $151.5 million.

啊不過 Zoom 真的蠻好用的,一群人在不同地方要討論事情時,用電子白板或是分享畫面都還不錯... 這幾天跟不是資訊圈子的人在用也都有很正面的 feedback。

Google Hangouts 將會使用固定 IP 位置

Google 宣佈 Hangouts 將會使用固定 IP 位置,讓系統管理員更方便管理:「Dedicated Hangouts Meet IP addresses」。

We’re adding a range of official, fixed IP addresses to be used exclusively for classic Hangouts and Hangouts Meet in G Suite domains.

目前看到的資訊是:

IPv4: 74.125.250.0/24
IPv6: 2001:4860:4864:5::0/64

然後文章裡的說明是二月 14 日會變更:

Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts will stop using the old IP address on February 14, 2019.

管理者可以調整關於這段 IP 的流量,通常是調高優先權?不過要調低也是可以...

AWS re:Invent 2017 的影片

Twitter 上看到 Jeff Barr 引用了這份 Gist:「Links to YouTube recordings of AWS re:Invent 2017 sessions」。

由於今年開的規模又比去年大不少,影片相當多... 可以用關鍵字找來看。

Gmail 要開始導入 SMTP Strict Transport Security 了

SMTP MTA Strict Transport Security 算是 SMTP STARTTLS 裡的 HSTS 機制,而 Google 的人在 RSA Conference 上提出要開始用了:「SMTP STS Coming Soon to Gmail, Other Webmail Providers」。

Elie Bursztein, the head of Google’s anti-abuse research team, said at RSA Conference that SMTP STS will be a major impediment to man-in-the-middle attacks that rely on rogue certificates that are likely forged, stolen or otherwise untrusted. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Comcast are expected to adopt the standard this year, a draft of which was submitted to the IETF in March 2016.

補上去後對於 SMTP 的隱私保護就會更好了...

RSA Conference 2015 禁止 Show Girl

前幾天的消息:「RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"」。報導出自於「RSA Conference bans ‘booth babes’」。

規範的文字:

All Expo staff are expected to dress in business and/or business casual attire. Exhibitors should ensure that the attire of al staff they deploy at their booth (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Attire of an overly revealing or suggestive nature is not permitted. Examples of such attire may include but are not restricted to:

  • Tops displaying excessive cleavage;
  • Tank tops, halter tops, camisole tops or tube tops;
  • Miniskirts or minidresses;
  • Shorts;
  • Lycra (or other Second-Skin) bodysuits;
  • Objectionable or offensive costumes.

These guidelines are applicable to all booth staff, regardless of gender, and will be strictly enforced. We reserve the right to request that individual booth staff change their attire or leave the premises immediately if we feel their appearance might be offensive to other exhibitors or attendees.

讓我想起 2009 年 Yahoo! 辦的 Taiwan Open Hack Day:「Yahoo Sorry About Lap Dancers at Hack Day in Taiwan–So What's the Excuse for Last Year's Go-Go Girls?」。

反 RSA Conference 的人要另外開一個 TrustyCon...

關於 RSA 幹了什麼事情,可以參考「OWASP 取消與 RSA Conference 的合作...」這篇的說明...

剛剛在 Slashdot 上看到這些反對者決定另外成立一個 conference,叫做 TrustyCon:「RSA Boycot Group Sets Up Rival Conference」:

日期在 2/27,很理所當然的,與 RSA Conference 2014 的 2/24~2/28 衝到。

而且已經找到贊助商了,分別是 MicrosoftCloudFlare