Interesting Reads for the Week Ending August 13th

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Happy Friday the 13th everybody! Here’s what I read that I found interesting over the past week.

The Rules

Here are the rules for what articles I choose to include in this weekly roundup:

  1. It can’t be anything I wrote.
  2. It has to be something I actually read. Nothing that simply had an interesting headline.
  3. I have to have read it since the previous post. It does not have to be something that was written in the past week.
  4. It has to be something I read online. In other words, it has to be a webpage with a URL.

The Reads

I’m subscribed to the Windows Insider Program, which means I’m running a preview build of Windows 11. It’s okay, but I’ve got my complaints:

Plus my desktop doesn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements at the moment:

Windows 11 Insider Minimum Hardware Requirements Not Met Warning

In either case, it was interesting to read the Windows 11 build 22000.120 (and earlier) report to get an overview of what is going on.

How do you pronounce URL? Do you say the letters: you-are-elle? Or do you say it like the name earl? That’s the topic of the StackExchange post How should URL be pronounced?

Here’s an interesting look into the day in the life of a cybersecurity “threat hunter”.

There are many articles on what you can do for a side hustle. Here’s an article on the flip side: 4 Side Hustles That Aren’t Worth the Work. (Spoiler: they’re becoming part of an MLM, opening an online store, survey sites, and mystery shopping.)

I’ve made a few games for Android (ok, two games: Tic Tac Toe and Moonshot). That’s why I was interested in this Google Blog post on Introducing the Android Game Development Kit.

Finally, this article on better ways to convince people to get vaccinated: use empathy, not shame and ridicule.

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