I’m a horrible abuser of browser tabs, often having many many windows with many many tabs. Until recently I was using The Great Suspender to help cut back some of the memory usage – but using any browser extension is a security risk. You’re allowing random code to run within the context of the browser window, giving it potential access to all the things your browser can do – or that you do with the browser.
While I also use a RSS feed reader, I still often come across some article or start down some path of investigation and want to come back to it so I’ll leave it open. I’ve had tabs open for a year or more, I keep them across reboots and have even gone back into my Chrome history to dig out ones that were closed by accidental reboot/restart. It’s a problem.
Today is housecleaning day – let’s dump some links that I keep meaning to look at and have been eating up system resources.
I own two production Arduboy units, and one dev model. It’s a really fun platform to play and write code for. I kept meaning to explore some of the games on this website.
- The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List
When Neuromancer came out I was hooked. This list came via Adafruit’s blog, I’ve read many of them but not all.
- 100 SF/F Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year
This is a 2018 article, it’s still sitting in a tab waiting for me to use it as inspiration for my next book.
- Google Chrome – Forensics Wiki
A cool write up on how to pull data out of Chrome from configuration files on your machine. When I initially opened this tab, the site was still hosted – now only the archive.org link works. Still very cool if I ever were to build out some scripts.
- Hasty Scripts: Capture Google Activity Log
Another article which has also been saved by archive.org on the same topic of pulling useful information via scripts out of Google.
- Make the time to fix your time debt
Clearly not a lesson I’ve learned. This is a hackaday.com article that I keep meaning to read.
- The Way The Future Blogs
A now defunct blog of Frederik Pohl, a SciFi writer who passed away in 2013.
- Comparing IPFS and Dat
Decentralized peer to peer internet is super interesting. I keep meaning to take the time to learn more about the space.
- Aube 240V Relay
I keep meaning to build out a remote control system to power electric baseboard heaters. This seems like a key building block allowing me to trigger 240V circuits.
- Behind the One Way Mirror
An article by the EFF I’ve been meaning to read about privacy and web tracking.
- Smartphone Headset Standards
I meant to blog about this, maybe I still will. Did you know that the 4 connector headphone jack has two different configurations? OMTP vs AHJ? Of course Apple picked one, and many others the other.
- 16 Great Tech Blogs by Women
This seemed like a great set of feeds to add to my feed reader. More diversity in the information I’m consuming will help me have a more rounded view of what’s happening in technology.
- Introducing Flan Scan
This is an nmap based network scanner. It would be a great thing to add to my nighty scripts that run over my home network.
- Advent of Code 2020
I did most of the challenges and pushed the result out to github, I kept meaning to clean up the solutions and push any remaining work I had on my dev machine.
- Size Coding
Seeing a 256 byte demo on hackaday, I was inspired to go see how it all worked being an assembly programmer at heart. It’s a deep well to fall in, with interesting effects in a handful of bytes.
I got here because of the talk EVERTHING IS BROKEN (and we can fix it!) but the whole site seems very interesting.
Amazing how many windows / tabs I had been dragging around, my browser load seems much better now. These also experienced some bit rot since I remember having other tabs which I’d obviously accidentally closed and were part of the group of things I was looking at in the context.