Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 16th May 2014 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
Source Serif Pro / Wiki / Home – Adobe has open sourced a Serif Font to go with the previous Source San Pro
Source Serif Pro is a set of OpenType fonts that have been designed to complement Source Sans Pro.
I’ve also switched my terminal font to use Source Code Pro from the same family. Thanks to Adobe for these really great fonts and making them available for anyone to use. And these are really great, top quality fonts. Every enterprise and home computer should be using them.
mcs07/AnySearch-safari-extension – I like using Safari on OS X. I don’t like using Google or the default forced search options. This Safari extension lets me set it up the way I like. I proudly use DuckDuckGo.
Use a custom search engine in the Safari address bar, or disable searches completely.
Terminus Font Home Page – I’m always looking for mono-spaced terminal fonts. Open Source.
Terminus Font is a clean, fixed width bitmap font, designed for long (8 and more hours per day) work with computers. Version 4.39 contains 891 characters, covers about 120 language sets and supports ISO8859-1/2/5/7/9/13/15/16, Paratype-PT154/PT254, KOI8-R/U/E/F, Esperanto, many IBM, Windows and Macintosh code pages, as well as the IBM VGA, vt100 and xterm pseudographic characters.
Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers | World news | The Guardian – US Government pants being pulled down even further. I doubt anyone in IT didn’t think this was happening, but you could always hope that product integrity was real. Apparently not.
But while American companies were being warned away from supposedly untrustworthy Chinese routers, foreign organisations would have been well advised to beware of American-made ones. A June 2010 report from the head of the NSA’s Access and Target Development department is shockingly explicit. The NSA routinely receives – or intercepts – routers, servers, and other computer network devices being exported from the US before they are delivered to the international customers.
The agency then implants backdoor surveillance tools, repackages the devices with a factory seal, and sends them on
Throughput Calculator | Silver Peak – I found this bandwidth calculator at Silver Peak very useful last week. Lots o different options for loss, delay and speed. Very nicely done.
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