Issue 2023-W12

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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.