Weekend Musings: Brief Brilliance for Your Saturday (March 9)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

Inside OpenAI | Logan Kilpatrick (head of developer relations) - YouTube Logan Kilpatrick leads developer relations at OpenAI, supporting developers building with the OpenAI API and ChatGPT. He is also on the board of directors at NumFOCUS, the nonprofit organization that supports open source projects like Jupyter, Pandas, NumPy, and more

Home Lab Beginners guide (Hardware) In general, a lab is a place where you can safely perform experiments. Most of you reading this article are techies and sysadmins. As you know, trying out new things on production equipment never ends well. Shush… it’s OK, I know, I know, you didn’t think that one command would take everything offline.

Report: Hackers used Ivanti vulnerabilities to breach two CISA systems - SiliconANGLE A CISA spokesperson confirmed the breach in a statement. According to the agency, the hackers gained access by using vulnerabilities in Ivanti Inc. products that it uses internally. Ivanti is a major provider of infrastructure management software that counts over 40,000 customers worldwide, including multiple U.S. government agencies.

OpenAI Board Reappoints Altman and Adds Three Other Directors — The Information OpenAI’s board said an investigation into the circumstances surrounding CEO Sam Altman’s short-lived firing last November had exonerated the executive, who had been reinstated after a staff revolt. As a result, the company announced Altman had rejoined the board.

7 Myths and Misconceptions About Coffee (2024) | WIRED COFFEE IS ONE of the most widely consumed psychoactive beverages on the planet. Nearly every country, region, and culture has its own unique way of preparing and consuming coffee. There's nothing simple about coffee. Those beans in your kitchen are the sum total of a complex series of interactions between international corporations, roasters, shippers, marketers, wholesalers, and even the growers who put the seeds in the ground. It's complicated.