This week has been about collations in databases, flaws in Linux processes, provenance for digital content, Amazon S3 as a local file system, the GPT hype and deceptive design patterns.
A high-throughput file client for mounting an Amazon S3 bucket as a local file system.
A collection of deceptive design patterns complemented with a hall of shame of websites implementing them.
An article exploring the flaws in the Linux process API and suggesting improvements.
An initiative aiming to fight misinformation by defining a standard for verifiable provenance for digital content. Beware that this is an Adobe-led initiative and this company is famously pro DRM (Digital Rights Management) which is abusive on individuals' right to consume digital products legally purchased.
An article introducing how the Default Unicode Collation Element Table (DUCET) sorting works.
An article reflecting on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer models (GPTs) hype, their current flaws and some predictions.