Jose Nazario

a 30-something technologist who used to be a biochemist. now i travel the world helping people secure their networks. all from ann arbor, mi.

here you'll find my blog, projects, pictures, my wiki, and much more. what you wont find is a strong set of design skills.


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Four short links: 29 July 2014

gold rush, San Francisco, In order

Terraform - HashiCorp< /a> -- The configuration is declarative, and Terraform automatically infers dependencies and uses this information to parallelize the creation of your infrastructure as much as possible.

App Rot Marco.org -- Full-time iOS indie developers people who make the majority of their income from sales of their apps, rather than consulting or other related work are increasingly rare. Clients were spending top dollar on app development in 2008 because they had to, as almost nobody could make apps. Its also a solid piece of evidence that shows that paid-up-front app sales are not a sustainable way to make money on the App Store.

Uber vs Car Ownership - Sam Altman -- My total annual spend on Caltrain is a few hundred dollars.*My cost per mile is probably lower than most peoples', but is somewhat neutralized by the higher depreciation which is partly due to battery pack degradation.*Uber may raise the rates on uberX, which could swing my particular calculation back in favor of ownership.*I used an average cost per mile for uberX of $2, which is a good average for me including time and minimum fares (it's much more on short trips, but a little under $1.50 on long trips).This of course leaves out the huge intangible of how much nicer it is not to drive and instead work/text/think/whatever.This calculation is why I think Uber is still undervalued.

How to take over the computer of any Java (or Clojure or Scala) developer - Onto ... -- Unless you take very careful steps that involve paying someone $10, JARs you download can be man-in-the-middled, and code you execute on your system can be replaced by malware. When dilettante sees a JAR coming from Maven Central it replaces the original JAR with a backdoored version that runs malicious code on the victims computer. Since the SHA1 hashes are sent over HTTP only, dilettante simply replaces any hashes it sees with the hash of the corresponding backdoored JAR. To backdoor a JAR, I can insert my own class by adding it to the zip archive:

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Marketplace Music: Monday July 28 2014

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Four short links: 28 July 2014

North America, Wiped Out, credit card

Rand Paul introduces bill to reform civil asset forfeiture - The Washington Post -- INITIAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, comments_period=14, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan| fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=2, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!! FINAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, comments_period=14, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan| fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=2, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!! customFields- published 1406298152/1406298152000/1406298152 tracking: {authors=Radley Balko, blog_name=the-watch, content_category=Opinions, in_url_headline=rand-paul-introduces-bill-to-reform-civil-asset-forfeiture, post_id=2370, section={section=opinions, subsection=null}, show_ads=true, show_comments=true} allow_comments: true published_date:Jul 25, 2014 2:22:32 PM close date: Aug 8, 2014 2:22:32 PM SuperFan Badge SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area sports and teams. Request a badge Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment. Request a badge Washingtologist Badge Washingtologists consistently post thought-provoking, timely comments on events, communities, and trends in the Washington area. Request a badge Post Writer Badge This commenter is a Washington Post editor, reporter or producer. Request a badge World Watcher Badge World Watchers consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on international affairs. Request a badge Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor.

ToolsJournal+ %28ToolsJournal%29">Amazons Cloud Pricing War With Google And Microsoft Could Be Slowing Down AWS - ... -- The move came right after Google announced a price cut on its own services, to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Amazon. Amazon claims it has cut prices from around 28% to 51% across a number of services it offers under the AWS banner. Users who are primarily using Amazons cloud based services for storage are currently making the most out of these pricing wars on the cloud.

Study Reveals Perfect Storm of Events Wiped Out Dinosaurs -- A team of international paleontologists, led by the University of Edinburgh, evaluated the fossils unearthed till date, mostly from North America, using advanced analytical tools and created a new narrative of the demise of dinosaurs some 66 million years ago.

TheNextWeb+ %28The+Next+Web+All+Stories%29">New Windows Phone 8.1 Ad Highlights Cortana, Disses Siri -- Cortana, the personal assistant for Windows Phone that Microsoft developed to rival Apples Siri and Google Now, gets the limelight in a new ad thats far from being subtle (spotted first by The Verge).

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