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In-reply-to » Wayland wants to make every frame perfect. I wish web devs had the same goal. Instead, we’re stuck with this:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de It’s fascinating how people always find ways to completely waste all gained resource improvements and speedups and beyond, so every new and more powerful computer actually feels like a big step backwards. :-( The web shit is particularly terrible.

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In-reply-to » Some bad code just broke a billion Windows machines - YouTube -- This is a really good accurate and comical take on what happened with this whole Crowdstrike global fuck up.

@prologic I reckon, it’s just so that they can say: “Oh, whoopsy daisy. Too bad that you fell for our trap. Sorry, it’s entirely your own fault. Go away, leave us alone.”

The bullet point 8.6 continues right away (I forgot the ellipsis in my initial quote, excuse me):

[…][…=] Customer agrees that it is Customer’s responsibility to ensure safe use of an Offering and the CrowdStrike Tools in such applications and installations. CROWDSTRIKE DOES NOT WARRANT ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

And in the one before that:

8.5 No Guarantee. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES, UNDERSTANDS, AND AGREES THAT CROWDSTRIKE DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT IT WILL FIND, LOCATE, OR DISCOVER ALL OF CUSTOMER’S OR ITS AFFILIATES’ SYSTEM THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, MALWARE, AND MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, AND CUSTOMER AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT HOLD CROWDSTRIKE RESPONSIBLE THEREFOR.

In other words: “Just give us your money and hope for the best. It might work. Maybe.” Nope, of course it doesn’t.

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In-reply-to » Some bad code just broke a billion Windows machines - YouTube -- This is a really good accurate and comical take on what happened with this whole Crowdstrike global fuck up.

It’s also funny to read their terms and conditions:

8.6 […][…=] THE OFFERINGS AND CROWDSTRIKE TOOLS ARE NOT FAULT-TOLERANT AND ARE NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED FOR USE IN ANY HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT REQUIRING FAIL-SAFE PERFORMANCE OR OPERATION. NEITHER THE OFFERINGS NOR CROWDSTRIKE TOOLS ARE FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION, NUCLEAR FACILITIES, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, WEAPONS SYSTEMS, DIRECT OR INDIRECT LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, OR ANY APPLICATION OR INSTALLATION WHERE FAILURE COULD RESULT IN DEATH, SEVERE PHYSICAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

That’s why all airports remained operational. Oh wait…

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic Just look at their website. Yesterday, there was this quote, it’s already gone by now:

Cybersecurity’s AI-native platform for the XDR era

Mo-mo-mo-monster bingo!

Someone archived this screnshot, that I’ve also seen yesterday: https://assets.chaos.social/cache/media_attachments/files/112/812/257/953/926/994/original/c9de6459751f2ebf.png „Your company can be ruined in just 62 minutes“ Luckily, ClownStrike can shorten this timeframe even more. :-D

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I hope all admins can at least tell management: Told you so! But of course, no manager gets fired for their bloody stupid decision.

@xuu@txt.sour.is We got several e-mails about this whole desaster at work.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net @movq@www.uninformativ.de Haha, didn’t affect me or my direct workmates either. But our scrummie logged off with BSOD and another workmate also told me to have already experienced three with successful reboots, though. Another branch was completely offline and I heard rumors about factories being shut down, too.

Anyone who reads the CrowdStrike self-description and then buys the product has really earned a major fault.

This is exactly what’s going to happen, movq. Zero lessons learned. No consequences. Maybe just a bit more snake oil on top.

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah, I don’t get it either. Some “security” scanner at work also complains about “dead” libraries all the time, just because the most recent commit is a few years or even just months old. What a giant joke.

This mindset might come from today’s kids who can build stuff only with gazillions of dependencies. And plenty of these suck, are full of bugs, vulnerabilities and bad code in general. So they have to be patched constantly. If one is always surrounded by that, it just feels normal. One might even come to the conclusion that it simply has to naturally be that way. And then, the incorrect deduction is that the project is abandoned, once there are no new commits in a week. It maybe doesn’t occur to these people that it is actually possible to work out differently.

To be fair, there is also a lot of unfinished and truly dead code out there. So that assures their theory even further, once they stumble across one of those projects.

And the same doesn’t only happen to private projects. All enterprise software systems also pull in so much stuff, that there is always something to update.

The lack of proper planning, just building and delivering buggy banana software in cycles and the mindset of shipping fast and often and doing things agile in general does not do this any favor. It just feels like today’s sofware is never ever finished. And if it finally reaches such a point, it must be dead.

I know of some otherwise reeeeaaaaally great software developers who also think that way. I don’t understand why they disagree with us here. :-?

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In-reply-to » I just heard AC/DC play live in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt for the first time in my life!

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Why would that be surprising? :-) They definitely fit my style of music. Well, I don’t wanna know how much a ticket is. And the Wasen is also a terrible location. :-D

The overcrowded train was run by GoAhead, the S-Bahn by DB. They’re interchangeably bad.

Over fifty kilometers is a very long bike ride. That at least doubles my commute to more than six hours in total. No, thanks. ;-)

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @prologic Good analysis! Another aspect is: Trying out new stuff is appealing to a lot of people. I’m certainly not unguilty of that either. But when you experiment, things will naturally go wrong somewhere at some point. You probably don’t even know that at this point in time and realize this only much later. If at all.

To make it better, throwing things away and starting over with the newly aquired knowledge would be the right thing to do. But that doesn’t happen for a myriad of reasons. So you ended up with overly complex stuff.

A bit like building a prototype and keeping it alive forever. “Denn nichts hält länger als ein Provisorium.” – “Nothing is more definitive than the temporary.”

Then there comes in feature creep. And preliminary optim^Wfeatures, “hey, maybe somebody would like to bla in the future, let’s add this”.

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I just heard AC/DC play live in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt for the first time in my life!

Well, when I was waiting for my train home on the station platform. I didn’t recognize that it was Acca Dacca, and I tried hard. In fact, the stage was 500 meters away, so it was just some music-like sound that found its way into my ears. Still kinda cool to know that I heard them live.

I had a barbie with my old workmates. That’s why I have a story to tell now. On the way there, the train was hopelessly overcrowded with AC/DC fans. You couldn’t fall down, simply impossible. It was like in the videos of Japanese subways, where guards press in passengers to utilize every square centimeter. At later stations, plenty of people didn’t get in. Not a chance. This caused quite some delays. And boy, was it hot in there. Streams of sweat running down everywhere.

Originally, I wanted to meet up with a workmate in a city train for the second part of the trip. Due to a signal failure, his train was delayed, though. It got delayed even more and more and was finally cancelled altogether. I eventually got my connecting train while he was still stuck and decided to abort mission and go home after 40 minutes. Catching my connection was another adventure. It was rerouted to another platform, of course without announcement. Because why would you? Fuck the passengers! Luckily, I noticed that it took a different branch at the switch on arrival and ran down and up the stairs to the other platform. The delay counter in this train showed 40 minutes when I finally got off.

With the exception of Acca Dacca, the way home was pleasantly uneventful. Just a few minutes delay and a relatively low passenger volume.

I’m so grateful for not having to experience all this shit on a daily basis anymore. Not looking forward to the next time I have to go into the city. Not at all.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Oh dear, people who have to always get an answer immediately have all sorts of issues. :-( They’re dead losses.

I will not use WhatsApp in a million years. It’s not worth it. Might be trickier with family members, but I also refuse to use such stuff. It definitely degrades some friends to aquaintances, but oh well. If I don’t know what I’m “missing out” on, then I simply cannot miss it. On the positive side, it frees my time for other things. :-)

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In-reply-to » We desperately need to start a Slow Software movement. High quality, intentionally designed, low defect software done at a quarter of the pace for the same price. Because we've been destroying the mental health of developers for the last quarter century, and what do we have to show for it but a giant mess?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @prologic Just slowly creating software is not enough. It doesn’t cut it. The focus has to be on quality. I see suuuper slow progress in a project, but the quality still totally sucks balls.

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