I don’t get why the @ sign is still not placed as a primary function on keyboards. Who on earth uses the $ more than the @??

September 9, 2017 at 05:37pm by Nick Lüthi

Just finished Crypto by Steven Levy. A wonderful and very detailed description of the discoveries that led to public-key cryptography and the RSA encryption algorithm. Some parts are very US-centric (political issues like the ban on exporting encryption) and not that interesting if you live anywhere else in the world. The first few chapters, though, which detail the history of the Wiffie-Hellman public-key algorithm and the RSA Encryption Standard are real page turners and most certainly worth one’s while.

August 9, 2017 at 03:21pm by Nick Lüthi

Just updated this site to now inclue a Json feed. If your reader supports Json feed you can subscribe here.

August 3, 2017 at 06:02pm by Nick Lüthi

Troy Hunt about password security. Dear service providers, please take this article to heart. Everything in it is accurate and good advice. It’s incredible how many services and websites still use password policies that show, that they haven’t understood the matter at hand in the slightest.

July 26, 2017 at 06:02pm by Nick Lüthi

Great piece about disruption theory by Jill Lepore:

Disruptive innovation is a theory about why businesses fail. It’s not more than that. It doesn’t explain change. It’s not a law of nature. It’s an artifact of history, an idea, forged in time; it’s the manufacture of a moment of upsetting and edgy uncertainty. Transfixed by change, it’s blind to continuity. It makes a very poor prophet.

July 6, 2017 at 08:07am by Nick Lüthi

Harvard Business Review about Online Privacy. Interestingly our worries about privacy do not seem to translate into more private behaviour.

May 1, 2017 at 03:30pm by Nick Lüthi

What I dislike about the startup culture is that it incentivizes companies to pursue growth without ever thinking about a business model. (Twitter anyone?! )

April 27, 2017 at 01:30pm by Nick Lüthi

Went looking for an Open Source iOS email client, but didn’t find anything. Anybody have any ideas?

April 26, 2017 at 03:09pm by Nick Lüthi

This seems like an interesting idea. We are in desperate need of news that are independent and reliant on actual facts. So Wikitribune might be just that. Let’s hope so and support them!

April 25, 2017 at 03:24pm by Nick Lüthi

A info security expert about our failings when it comes to IT security. Some of that stuff is almost unbelievable.

April 22, 2017 at 11:23pm by Nick Lüthi

Sometimes I wonder why Linux isn’t more widely adopted. Then you hear about Dell’s new XPS 13 which is shipped with Ubuntu and how they aren’t even able to make that computer work great right out of the gate. Which makes me stop wondering.

April 22, 2017 at 10:27am by Nick Lüthi

If you speak german and are in need of some great reading try Reportagen, a really great publication.

April 22, 2017 at 08:38am by Nick Lüthi

This site is alive and back. It feels great to finally have been able to put this site together with a fully Open Source approach and enough knowlegde to start off with some templates but end up somewhere where you almost not recognize the original template anymore.

April 17, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

Might not be the most politically correct cartoonist but it shure as hell is a fun one.

April 16, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

Trying to read Dune by Frank Herbert. So far rather unsuccessful.

April 15, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

This great record has just been released today!

April 14, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

Using Jekyll and would like to post from iOS? Have a look at this article over at The Cave by Kirby Turner.

April 13, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

Another great article I came across. Wait But Why’s Tim Urban explaining Elon Musk’s new company and it’s goal. Took me two hours to read through the whole sucker but was totally worth it. If the brain and our future are of any kind of interest to you, go read that thing.

April 12, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi

Do you know people that are sceptical when it comes to technology? Do you often wonder whether People have always been this way? I just discovered a wonderful, wonderful podcast called Pessimists Archive Podcast which talks about the adoption of new things (be that discoveries, technology etc.) and the initial skepticism coming the way of the early adopters.

April 11, 2017 at 10:16pm by Nick Lüthi