zerosleeps

Since 2010

Trained barista's

Monday 30 October 2017

Spotted on the back of a Husdons Coffee takeway cup:

Your choice of blend is hand crafted in your cup by our trained barista’s putting ‘a little love in every drop’.

That apostrophe in “barista’s” is wrong, right? I’m 98% sure it shouldn’t be there. It fails all the usual rules - no letters are omitted and nobody owns the “putting”. That 2% is because I can’t believe that none of the dozens of people involved in conceiving, designing, approving, manufacturing, and distributing this for a national coffee chain didn’t pick up on it.

KRACK

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Jerry Hildenbrand at iMore:

Some companies who make routers are much like some companies who make Android phones: any desire to support the product stops when your money reaches their bank.

HTTPS

Friday 11 August 2017

I’ve just setup HTTPS and HTTP/2 for zerosleeps.com, thanks to Let’s Encrypt. Apart from the familiar padlock somewhere in your browser’s interface, nobody should notice any difference - any requests for http://zerosleeps.com/ and http://www.zerosleeps.com/ should be redirected to https://zerosleeps.com/.

I’ve been using Let’s Encrypt on some of my less-public servers pretty much since day 1 of their beta program, and it’s a game-changing service. Their toolchain is top-notch as well, and strikes a great balance between preserving existing configuration, and making it easy to see what is modified.

They’ve got some good stuff in the pipeline as well - wildcard certificates will be an awesome addition.

Slow down

Thursday 10 August 2017

This is a gut-wrenching 60 seconds.

That link is to Transport for NSW’s version of a for-TV commercial which was originally created a few years ago for New Zealand television.

The Kiwi version runs for about half-a-second longer than this version does, but I prefer NSW’s cut. I think it hits harder. Removing the last few frames reinforces the concept of immediately knowing the outcome of a mistake, without having to wait for physics to do it’s thing.