In Seattle this week for the Seattle SWUG. If you're in the room reading this, then you aren’t paying attention to the presentation. So maybe during the break you should find me, say hello, and we can talk data or bacon.


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


The productivity pit: how Slack is ruining work

Making me feel better about my decision to quit Slack last year.


Dead Facebook users could outnumber living ones within 50 years

Setting aside the idiocy of thinking Facebook will still be around in 50 years, the issue with removing deceased users from platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn is real and not easily solved.


Hackers went undetected in Citrix’s internal network for six months

For anyone believing they are on top of securing data, hackers went undetected in Citrix’s internal network for six months. Six. Months.


Dutch central bank tested blockchain for 3 years. The results? ‘Not that positive’

One of the more realistic articles about blockchain, a company that admits it's trying, not having smashing success, and willing to keep researching. A refreshing piece when compared to the marketing fluff about blockchain curing polio.


Docker Hub Breach: It's Not the Numbers; It's the Reach

Thanks to advances in automation, data breaches in a place like Docker can end up resulting in breaches elsewhere. Maybe it’s time we rethink authentication. Or perhaps we rethink who we trust with our code.


Los Angeles 2028 Olympics budget hits $6.9B

Imagine if our society was able to privately fund $6.9B towards something like poverty, homelessness, or education instead of arranging extravagant events that cost $1,700 a ticket to attend in person.


A Not So Fond Look Back At Action Park, America's Scariest Amusement Park

Is it weird that after watching this video it makes me want to go to this park even more?


I like it when restaurants post their menu outside: