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.
# Mountpoint for Amazon S3
A high-throughput file client for mounting an Amazon S3 bucket as a local file system.
# Deceptive Design
A collection of deceptive design patterns complemented with a hall of shame of websites implementing them.
# The Unix process API is unreliable and unsafe
An article exploring the flaws in the Linux process API and suggesting improvements.
# Content Authenticity Initiative
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.
# How collation works
An article introducing how the Default Unicode Collation Element Table (DUCET) sorting works.
# What Will Transformers Transform?
An article reflecting on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer models (GPTs) hype, their current flaws and some predictions.