Has Heartbleed Made You Think Twice About Open Source Security? Think Again. | Spree Commerce

 

…when there is a need for a security patch or other bug fix, the person in control of implementation is…you. With closed source, you need to wait for the enterprise in control to fix the problem and make it available to users. For example, Akamai, one of the best, most sophisticated technology firms on the planet, is still working to address its Heartbleed vulnerabilities. Thus, users have no choice but to wait on Akamai for a complete fix. Open source users can do what they want with the code. They can use a patch that has been made available on Github, or can otherwise modify their code as they see fit. In fact, because Spree is open source and its users control their own code, they can choose to replace OpenSSL altogether if they so desire.

Has Heartbleed Made You Think Twice About Open Source Security? Think Again. | Spree Commerce.

Job Interviews

Something interesting I found out yesterday. I was clearing out some old junk on my laptop and I came across a recording of a phone job interview I had a long while ago. Curious, I listened to it, and cringed. I made so many mistakes on that interview I couldn’t believe it, but during the interview, I felt I did pretty well. Surprisingly, I got the offer. I was in that job for a few years before being made redundant.

So, point of the post. If you can, record your interview if it is a phone one, and you can refer back to it later like I did and learn from it. If you got an offer, you can see what helped push your image across. If you failed to get an offer, you can see if you can determine why you didn’t get it by listening as a third-person.

Zombies, Run! Season 3

Zombies, Run! Season 3 is out now. It is an update to the ZR app, so you should be able to continue progress. If not, wipe the cache, relogin and setup the install again.

ZR3 appears to break gmusicfs, so I’m tinkering with settings to see if I can get it back, and it does appear to be VERY laggy at first start.

On the plus side, you can download the first two missions of Season 3, the Season 3 Radio, AND get a season pass for Season 3 at the moment. The update is backwards compatible so you can still play Season 1, Season 2, Race, Radio, Supply, and Airdrop missions.

Stats-philes will enjoy being able to see their stats on the app now.

The app seems to be pretty volatile, and I’ve had it ANR (App Not Responding) many times on me already.